Helping Hands Gym

Helping Hands Gym

5.0 (3)
7 years in business

About this pro

Located at the True North Functional Fitness Center!
5 Esterbrook Lane - Cherry Hill NJ 08003
Call Coach Dan to schedule a complimentary fitness session at (856) 625-8436

Helping Hands Gym provides socialization & fitness sessions by appointment for individuals and families faced with Autism and Developmental Special Needs.

Our Solutions

- Fitness for Special Needs Families

- Private & Inclusion Sessions

- Individualized Fitness Programs

- One-on-One Fitness Instruction

- Small Group Fitness for Families

Helping Hands Gym provides Physical, Adaptive, and Cognitive fitness programs exclusive to individuals from 5-years of age through adulthood and their families that are faced with Autism & Developmental Special Needs.

The number of families who are facing autism or a variety of developmental special needs is on the rise and has resulted in the immediate need for an alternative health and fitness solution that is available exclusively to the Autism and Special Needs Community. This specialized area of fitness is virtually unexplored and has created a significant demand for programs that are inviting, caring, and effective. Unlike mainstream fitness and activity centers, Helping Hands Gym is exclusive to the population who are dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder & Developmental Special Needs within their family. Understandably, mainstream fitness centers are not adequately structured or staffed to assess individuals with special behavioral and physical needs characteristic of Autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger, or Down Syndrome and therefore cannot provide the appropriate specialized instruction necessary for this community of Special Needs individuals.

Helping Hands Gym Provides . . .

  • Individualized Assessment and Fitness Programming based on the Physical, Adaptive and Cognitive needs of members diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Special Needs.
  • Members with improved physical fitness levels, confidence and social skills regardless of ability, strength, age, or gender.
  • Strategies that improves the health & fitness lifestyle of the entire family while creating communication, interaction and shared interest between all family members.
  • Positive impact on social awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder & Developmental Special Needs in our community.

As a personal and group fitness coach, I am amazed to see my athletes and their families strengthen both fitness and socialzation skills together. It's incredible to receive so much personal fulfillment by participating and witnessing how people can build self confidence and self management of their routine. I am very proud to play a small part in their success.

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Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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3 Reviews


  • Carmella Juliano

    Coach Dan's enthusiasm, compassion,understanding of all the kids, his level of energy and ability to engage everyone .Helping Hands Gym has been the only place where my son could participate in group activities, and feel a sense of pride, thanks to Coach Dans ability to connect to each child . I have watched my son grow and mature in every way.

  • Kelli and Joshua Brack

    Incorporating fun with challenging exercise. People with autism are athletes too! We love working out and watching our fitness level grow while cheering on our teammates!

  • Gillian Terminiello

    I bring my brother to Helping Hands Gym once a week for personal one on one training and he absolutely loves it! He looks forward to it every week and he gets the personalized attention he needs. It encourages him to come out of his shell, socialize, and break a sweat all at the same time! I highly recommend Helping Hands Gym.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Try a session at HHG for FREE Offer: One Free fitness session is offered to families who wish to try-out, look-see, and experience Helping Hands Gym. Helping Hands Gym believes that it is essential to ensure that our program is a fit for both the parent and the athlete.

During complimentary Scheduled One to One Fitness Sessions, our purpose will be to assess the needs of the athlete. Our goal is to match the physical, adaptive and cognitive abilities of the athlete with a progressive program of essential movement through exercise. Key goals are to strengthen not only the physical aspects of the athlete, but also the socialization skills between the family members as well.

Available Days and Times: By Appointment

Please Email: [email protected] for availability Sessions are expected to last from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the athlete's level of happiness and energy.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Helping Hands Gym
"Bringing Fitness and Families Facing Autism & Developmental Special Needs Together"

Daniel L. Dellamarine Sr. “Coach Dan”
CPI Certified Trainer
CPR/AED Certified
Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Instructor
Cardio Kick Boxing Instructor

Helping Hands Gym is grounded with the ideal of educating mainstream society to communicate and interact with individuals diagnosed with autism and developmental special needs. The ideal begins at home with the entire family effort to affect social awareness and the ability to engage, communicate, and effectively socialize with both special needs and mainstream family members. 

Helping Hands Gym Inc. is a registered and licensed business in New Jersey.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Fitness sessions are designed to elevate physical fitness levels of the entire family while aiding cognitive and social interaction of our athletes.

Helping Hands Gym offers the following scheduled sessions

One-to-One Fitness Sessions  $42.75 per/hour            

Family Group Fitness Sessions $42.75 per/hour   

One-to-One Fitness Sessions $21.40 per/½-hour   

Small Group Fitness Sessions $21.40 per/½-hour      

ABA/BT assisted Fitness Sessions $28.90 per/hour

How did you get started teaching?

Helping Hands Gym was founded through this father’s vision to provide a vehicle to physical and social interaction within the family.  Helping Hands Gym is poised on developing it's creating a unique and exclusive “Family Friendly” facility which will accommodate an adaptive fitness program specifically designed and staffed for Autistic and Special Needs children while also providing fitness activities for the mainstream members of the family. 

"It is through my own personal experience as a practitioner and instructor in martial arts, kick boxing and fitness training, that I have influenced not only positive change in my personal life style and conditioning but also in that of several adults and children, mainstream and multiple disabled alike".

"As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I was driven both emotionally and spiritually to make a difference socially if not only for my family but also for those families who find themselves withdrawing into walls of their home simply due to a lack of alternative social venue supportive of the autistic individual(s) and the family unit as a whole".  

Daniel L. Dellamarine Sr. “Coach Dan”