CBS Training Model

Our CBS Strong Model was created by Special Strong’s founder and a brain integration specialist to make our clients “Special Strong” in mind, body, and spirit so they can live a more independent and abundant life. Our model is based on current scientific research for the special needs population that provides our clients a purposeful way to exercise.
We help our clients become “Special Strong” in three different ways:


TARGET I

CORE, BALANCE & FLEXIBILTY

CORE, BALANCE & FLEXIBILTY

Functional Movements & Corrective Exercise

Core, balance and flexibility are the foundational pieces that allow the body to perform movement. Neuromotor difficulties and low muscle tone seen in the special needs population contributes to poor core activation, balance, and flexibility. This can lead to postural problems, falls, injuries, and other muscular imbalances. In this part of the CBS Strong Model, we focus on performing functional movements that improve core strength and increase balance along with passive and static stretching to improve flexibility.

TARGET 2

BRAIN & SENSORY SYSTEM

BRAIN & SENSORY SYSTEMS

Auditory, Tactile, Vestibular & Visual Pathways

In recent years, scientists and medical doctors have confirmed brain neuroplasticity. In simple terms, it means that God created our brains to
change at any age of our lives. Low functioning or high functioning, brains can change! In this part of the CBS Strong Model, we focus on exercises that provide an environment for new neurological pathways to be made. Through repetitive movement which creates muscle memory across the body’s transverse line and midline, left/right brain connections as well as bottom/top brain connections can be made. These connections aid in multi-tasking, decreasing melt-downs, improving social skills, reducing anxiety, and reducing heightened sensory sensitivities and in turn increasing independence. Many clients who have used our program have been able to obtain jobs due to their improved independence.

TARGET 3

AEROBIC & ANAEROBIC CONDITIONING

STRENGTH & ENDURANCE

Aerobic & Anaerobic Conditioning

Core, balance and flexibility are the foundational pieces that allow the body to perform movement. Neuromotor difficulties and low muscle tone seen in the special needs population contributes to poor core activation, balance, and flexibility. This can lead to postural problems, falls, injuries, and other muscular imbalances. In this part of the CBS Strong Model, we focus on performing functional movements that improve core strength and increase balance along with passive and static stretching to improve flexibility.