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Inclusive Movement Center

"Believe in Better"

Welcome to the Inclusive Movement Center, where we "Believe in Better".  Our mission is to deliver the highest quality of programming and instruction for children of all abilities within our community.  We believe in a simple but powerful message that movement should be for everyone, with everyone.

 

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Personal Training Sessions:

- All sessions 30min

- Individual sessions: $40

- Sibling sessions: $70

Safety Protocols:

- Masks required for students and staff

- Temperature checks and hand sanitizer utilized at start of session.

- Cleaning of equipment is completed after each session.

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Mr. Matt

Director

Matthew Schinelli is an expert on inclusive physical education, recreation, and motor development with more than 25 years of experience coaching and teaching. He’s worked with athletes at every level of ability, from young kids with physical disabilities, to varsity high-school athletes, to elite disabled competitors in his work for the Special Olympics.  He says, “The single most powerful motivator of athletes is not competition. It’s joy: the love of play.” Matt got his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Old Dominion University (where he was a Division 1 wrestler); and a Masters in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Education) from the University of Virginia. He served as Director of Training for the Special Olympics, and later helped establish their collegiate sports program at Montclair State University. 

 

He’s been a Health & Physical Education teacher in the Livingston Schools for decades. Prior to opening the Inclusive Movement Center, Matt founded New Jersey All People Equal selected by The Winston Churchill Fellowship for one of the 5 most successful Inclusive Recreation Programs in the world. Matt has also served as a Director to JCC MetroWest Special Needs Department, and as a member of The Phoenix Center Board of Directors. Equally important to his professional accomplishments, Matt is a father of three, and considers himself to be blessed for being a hometown "Montclair kid".

Mr. Nick

Assistant Director

Nick Salese says, “In sports, we highlight the best, the winner, but we don’t focus enough on the process. It’s not about the race, it’s about what you put into it. The work is the reward for athletes at every level.” Nick works in the West Orange Schools and focuses on special education.  He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also played collegiate soccer. After college, he pursued a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay: School of Criminal Justice, a General Education certification from St. Peter’s University, and Special Education certification from Kean University.

 

Originally, he thought that teaching would be his “day job” while he accomplished doctoral research on at-risk teenagers through John Jay, but he fell in love with teaching, and it became his life’s work. Says Nick, “At the Inclusive Movement Center, we have the freedom to put all of our educational ideals into practice.”  Nick, a seasoned triathlete, has specialized training in both mountain biking and obstacle course training.

Mr. Bobby

Assistant Director

Bobby Rinaldi currently teaches in the Ridgewood Public Schools as an Adapted PE specialist and High School Health teacher.  At Ridgewood, he seeks to create district wide K-12 inclusive movement opportunities as the advisor of their Unified Sports program.  He says, "The benefits of early exposure to inclusion (especially through movement) help to lay the foundations for physical, social, and emotional growth that will last a lifetime."  Prior to his time at Ridgewood, he helped deliver programs alongside Mr. Matt for New Jersey All People Equal (NJAPE.org) and served as a Health and PE Teacher at The Phoenix Center in Nutley, NJ.

 

Mr. Bobby became Assistant Director of the Inclusive Movement Center in 2017 after completion of his graduate degree in Sports Administration and Coaching. He has presented at various conferences to promote Inclusive Movement throughout the country including the National NAPEC Conference in Anaheim, California in 2019.  Most recently, Mr. Bobby has established a new Unified Sports program at Ridgewood High School.  He believes in delivering quality programs both within school systems and out in the community to create as many opportunities for children of all levels to play and grow together. 

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198 Bellevue Ave.

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
Mail: rrinaldi.imc@gmail.com

or nsalese.imc@gmail.com