On October 28, 2014, Community Resources for Justice, along with Precision Fitness Equipment (PFE) celebrated the opening of the Westminster House Pilot Exercise Program with a ribbon cutting.

David Ramsey, a PFE representative attended the ceremony, along with the CRJ staff and clients.

Prior to the opening, PFE donated cardio and strength exercise equipment to Westminster House, a program of Community Strategies of Massachusetts that supports six men with developmental disabilities.  It has been proven that regular exercise is essential for people with developmental disabilities in maintaining good physical health.

The Pilot Exercise program is set to last for six months and has the following objectives:

  • Provide a supervised, structured opportunity for our consumers to engage in physical activity that will improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and balance as well as decrease body weight.
  • Track baseline, progressive and final results of key measures related to health and fitness in order to assess individual progress.


CRJ’s President and CEO John Larivee is enthusiastic about opening the program.

“I thank David Ramsey and Precision Fitness Equipment for their generous support of this wellness initiative,” Larivee said. “We are delighted to partner with PFE for this pilot program that will gather the evidence that active living is key to good health.”

The overall vision for the Pilot Exercise Program is to demonstrate that regular, supervised exercise will have a positive effect on our clients, and, after six months of implementation, CRJ will expand the initiative to other CS programs.

For more information about the program please contact Michelle McCormick at mmccormick@crj.org