Through the power of inclusion and motivation, Special Lift has created continuing opportunities for Bay Area youth and those with intellectual disabilities to develop their physical fitness and overall personal wellness in many ways. Since 2010, Special Lift has offered personalized exercise programs and activities designed to be safe and meet the individual “special needs” of our members. In addition to our diverse fitness programs, Special Lift also provides education on proper nutrition and eating habits as well as year-round donations of organic fruits and vegetables.


Our Mission

At Special Lift, our mission is to continue to break social barriers and build more champions! Our inclusive fitness community brings to light the talents, abilities, and untapped potential of our members, while also providing an opportunity for these members to be involved in their community.

Since becoming a 501c3 non-profit organization in 2015, Special Lift’s focus has been expanding upon our program offerings while also improving the facilities for our members. This year, our goal is to grow as an organization and extend our reach to create even more opportunities of inclusion for the underserved members of our community.

“I love you guys!
You’re like family!
There will always be place for you in MY red heart,
& there will always be a place for ME in yours!”
— Kellie Greenwald- author The Art of the Possible


  • Exercise education workshops for young adults interested in improving overall health or working in the fitness industry.

  • One on one training programs designed to help at risk youth.

  • Donations to athletes in need of appropriate gear or apparel for their sport.

  • Donations of commercial exercise equipment to other local organizations.

  • Free fitness sessions for low-income youth.