Our CBSE Training Model was created by a team with over 75 years of combined experience. Our mission is 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 functional training using the latest scientific research for children, adolescents, and adults with a disability, disease, or disorder.
We help our clients become “Special Strong” by targeting four areas:
TARGET 1: CORE, BALANCE & FLEXIBILTY
Functional Movements & Corrective Exercise
Core, balance, and flexibility are the foundational pieces that allow the body to perform the movement. The neuromotor difficulties and low muscle tone that are seen in various disabilities, diseases, and disorders often 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 CBSE 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
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 CBSE 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: STRENGTH & MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT
Anaerobic Resistance Training
Anaerobic exercise, such as resistance training, involves a short burst of intense movement. We have been able to adapt traditional resistance training exercises to promote muscle development, which helps lower body fat percentage and increase lean muscle.
TARGET 4: ENDURANCE & STAMINA ADAPTATION
Aerobic Cardiovascular Training
Aerobic exercise, such as steady-state cardio, involves using oxygen for extended periods of time. When the body starts to undergo this kind of activity, the heart becomes more efficient and the body learns to adapt to increases in cortisol. As a result of this type of aerobic activity, more calories are expended and tools such as self-regulation become more effective from the body learning to adapt to stress. All of our cardio exercises have been modified and adapted to work with children, adolescents, and adults with a disability, disease, or disorder.