Who we are
In 2011, Daniel Stein felt called to become a personal trainer for special needs and work with children, adolescents, and adults. With fitness certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT) and becoming a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer, Daniel specializes in health and fitness for the special needs population. In 2016, Daniel and his wife, Trinity, started Special Strong.
Special Strong operates with Christian values from the Bible, which drives everything that we do with our clients. Since the launch of Special Strong, their team has been able to improve the lives of hundreds of clients affected by autism ASD, Aspergers, down syndrome, ADD, ADHD, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, stroke victims, obesity, and much more! It is their desire to expand Special Strong into new markets with the desire to affect positive change in as many lives as possible.
What we do
Special Strong provides personal training, group fitness socialization classes, and specialized diet and nutrition services for the special needs population. We also educate special needs personal trainers and service providers around the world.
Who we serve
Our Special Strong personal trainers have proudly served over 1,000 clients with special needs, ranging from rare 1-in-a-million disease to common conditions like autism.
Who We Educate
Learn how to design workout programs and get easy step-by-step tactics for motivation and challenge behaviors through our online special needs certifcation course for personal trainers and service providers.
How We Help
When it comes to ways we improve the health and fitness of special needs adults and children with disabilities, the possibilities are limitless!
Special Needs Exercise Videos
Check out our special needs videos to learn more about us, watch workout videos, and see real testimonial videos from our clients.
What our clients say
Over the past two years, my son gotdiagnosed 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.