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Adaptive Fitness Special Needs Trainer
Brandon Neal walks for the first time in eight years after training with Special Strong!
Who We Are
By the age of 21, Daniel Stein had been diagnosed with a learning disability, mood disorder and autoimmune disease. After successfully using exercise to overcome his unique challenges, he felt called upon to help others with disabilities obtain healthier, happier, and higher functioning lives. Daniel obtained certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
In 2016, Daniel and his wife, Trinity, launched Special Strong, one of the only fitness centers in the country for individuals with mental, physical, and cognitive challenges. Today, Special Strong continues to specialize in adaptive and inclusive fitness training and is making a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and adults all over the world.
What We Do
Special Strong provides adaptive personal training and group fitness socialization classes to individuals with mental, physical and cognitive challenges.
Who We Serve
Our Special Strong personal trainers have proudly served over 1,500 clients with various mental, physical and cognitive challenges including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, stroke survivors, spina bifida, paraplegia, and many other conditions.
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What Our Clients Say
Over the past two years, my son got diagnosed with several medical conditions. He lost so much physically, spiritually, and emotionally. As he began to heal, I knew he needed more. When I found a personal trainer and a nutritionist through Special Strong, they were able to use their passion and skills to bring life back into my son. Thank you, Special Strong for giving me my son back.
Karen W. (Josh)
Since starting Special Strong in 2016, my son, Robert, has fewer meltdowns and has developed more endurance for physical activity. Robert needed an outlet to manage his meltdowns and help with flexibility. He can now endure 55 minutes of physical activity and can finish his entire PE class at school! Robert’s teachers have told us how much improvement they have seen in his behavior and he is learning to listen and follow directions without my having to be there to ensure that he listens to his instructor. I also got to speak with a nutritionist through this program. She is working with me on helping Robert develop better-eating habits. Since that started, he is more willing to eat greens and drink water! I am so grateful for Special Strong and everything they have done with my family!
Jennifer H. (Robert)
I love Special Strong! After working with Daniel for six months, my son got accepted into the 2018 national Special Olympics games! Jarred was able to gain the strength and confidence he needed and also improved his balance and stamina. This new strength and confidence also helped him decide to join the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Daniel is wonderful with kids and adults of all abilities. He is patient, and he knows how to adjust and adapt his workouts to the ability of the student.