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Firelite Center for Fitness & Fundamentals

Ignite your Fire within!

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Firelite Center for Fitness & Fundamentals

We are an all inclusive center providing multiple class and individual session options to improve fitness in ones mind, body and self.  We strive to improve confidence in movement and perception of self.  We are occupational therapists focusing on the occupation of movement, peer interactions and healthy lifestyles. We have classes and programs for people of all abilities and all ages that want to move and enjoy .  With the fast paced social media, gaming, internet movement, people move less.  We at Firelite Center want to help people move MORE!   Read more to find a program that meets your goals!

Our Services
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Fitness & FUNdamentals!

Fitness/Sensory combo

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Combination of fitness and movement skills, sensory experiences and peer interactions.  Offered for children from 1 year through teens.

Yoga 

Yoga Classroom with Yoga Mats and Blocks

Vinyassa style yoga workout for adults while your child attends! This  class can improve focus, mobility and relaxation with our certified yoga instructor Miss Emily. Open to public for drop ins!

Sensory Room

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The perfect stop between activities for a sensory "reset" or exploration to engage  our senses and learn to regulate!

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Firelite has 3 and 5 day camp options with engaging themes all which are structured and led by occupational therapists!

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Parties at Firelite Center are a blast! Bring friends and family for full access to our facility. 

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 Drop In session for 55 ish + community! Class is designed to improve balance, strength, cardiovascular health. All movements can be adapted to meet your fitness level! 

Firelite Facility

Class options

Fitness & FUNdamentals!

Fitness/Sensory combo

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Combination of fitness and movement skills, sensory experiences and peer interactions.  Offered for children from 1 year through teens.

Yoga 

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Vinyassa style yoga workout for adults while your child attends! This  class can improve focus, mobility and relaxation with our certified yoga instructor Miss Emily. Open to public for drop ins!

Adaptive Dance & Tumbling

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Members will learn dance fundamentals, counting music, basic and intermediate tumbling skills at their own individual pace. Occasional performances will be available for participation.

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Firelite has 3 and 5 day camp options with engaging themes all which are structured and led by occupational therapists!

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Parties at Firelite Center are a blast! Bring friends and family for full access to our facility. Several package options available.  You have use of large gym, sensory room, yoga room transformed into your party room! Plenty of space for a great celebration!

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 Drop In session for 55 ish + community! Class is designed to improve balance, strength, cardiovascular health. All movements can be adapted to meet your fitness level! 

Specialized Sports Training

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Join Miss Emily as she leads you through drills, conditioning and preparation for your competitive sport! Class will focus on speed, agility, strengthening and confidence.

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“​Just the kind of place we have always been looking for. Heather & Emily were wonderful and very patient with L. Highly recommend Firelite to all!”

Virginia L.

Firelite Center

Discover Firelite Center, where fitness meets fun for all ages! Our facility boasts a large fitness area with multiple sensory swings, a large foam pit, climbing wall, and open space to develop movement and fitness skills.  We have  the Zen Den hosting our Yoga classes,   and the Sensation Station which is a great place to explore and experience all those sensory needs!  Emily & Heather are a Mother Daughter Duo who are passionate about movement as well as making fitness accessible to all! Our mission is to create a center that provides a safe environment for individuals of all abilities to be welcomed and comfortable growing their level of fitness and wellness. 

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Firelite Center Co-owners

EMILY DEMPSEY, OTR/L , DOT

Emily earned her doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020.  Throughout her life, she has developed a strong passion for fitness, nutrition, and a healthy mindset. It is that passion which drove her to create Firelite Center. Her love for healthy lifestyles coupled with her studies in OT were the perfect match for helping individuals achieve strong mind and body. Emily was a 2-sport competitive athlete at Seton Hill University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science prior to her doctorate degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Emily’s professional qualifications include a capstone research project on infant feeding protocols, development of a children’s fitness program at local gymnasiums, and work as a fitness trainer for children and adults. In Emily’s spare time you can find her preparing for a marathon on a trail or in the barn spoiling her horse, Rogue.

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HEATHER LAWSON OTR/L, MOT

Heather is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's Occupational Therapy Master’s program in 2002. Since then, she has been practicing OT in a variety of settings. She has managed teams of rehab therapists in skilled nursing facilities as well as created her own community therapeutic program for children called The Sensory Zone. Prior to becoming an OT, Heather managed a gymnastic school for many years and prior was a competitive gymnast/ dancer. Heather has presented multiple times at state and national conferences as well as being a clinical instructor for many students of OT. She has a love for improving the lives of others and has partnered with her daughter Emily to develop Firelite Center. The mother daughter duo's goal is to provide the community with a state-of-the-art center for development in mind & body for all individuals. During Heather’s free time, she enjoys cooking Sunday dinners for her family, working out at a crossfit gym or riding her bicycle on the trails with her husband.

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