Fitness & Nutrition for Special Needs
WHO WE ARE
In 2011, Daniel Stein felt called to train children, adolescents, and adults with special needs. With 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.
Who we serve
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 continue to be awed by the positive weekly changes in attitude toward exercise, physical skills/strength, and self-esteem sinceTravis has been training with Carolyn Adams. From day one Carolyn naturally bonded with Travis and established a trusting relationship with him. Carolyn educates Travis in the connection between mind, muscle, health, and self-esteem and teaches/encourages him to be self-sufficient regarding exercise, positive thinking, and overall health. Travis continues to grow physically stronger, more eager to exercise (with Carolyn, in PE) and gaining important life skills due to the guidance, encouragement, and training from Carolyn Adams, akaRock Star! Thank you Carolyn and Special Strong for changing my son’s life!
Jen S. (Travis)
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.