Adaptive & Inclusive Fitness Training In Richmond

As an extraordinary fitness center in Richmond, Texas, Special Strong sets itself apart by exclusively offering innovative training programs aimed at individuals who face mental, physical, and cognitive challenges. Our unwavering commitment to inclusivity and adaptability shines through our scientifically designed adaptive fitness programs, providing impeccable solutions catered specifically for children, adolescents, and adults with mental, physical, or cognitive obstacles to overcome.

I have MS and don’t walk…I never thought Special Strong could help me! Boy was I wrong… Daniel has thought of ways to get me stronger... and with a couple months under my belt I feel 100% better! I’m sitting taller, moving better with less pain and LOVE working out!! Thank you Daniel and Special Strong!!! Don’t wait…get your life back too!!!read more
Cheryl B.
Cheryl B.
Tim gained significant strength and flexibility from weekly sessions with coach Dylan.
Lee Ann A.
Lee Ann A.
Special Strong is a compassionate and professional service that I would personally recommend to anyone who needs an adaptive fitness... program. My brother's trainer, Dylan is always on time, keeps us in the loop with texts and gives my brother a workout that he loves. He always looks forward to his workouts and his mood seems to lighten after each session. Thanks to Dylan and Special Strong for the positive outlook and professionalism. You have made a great difference in my brother's life and for that we are extremely grateful!read more
Dori W.
Dori W.
I highly recommend Special Strong!!!
Linda L.
Linda L.
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chrisredfield C.
chrisredfield C.
My son, who has a brittle bone condition, worked with Daniel for six months to develop custom workout programs that are safe and... increase his strength and endurance. We absolutely love Daniel. He is very supportive and understanding about the challenges that result from my son’s condition and was flexible to accommodate recovery workouts when fatigue or injuries (not due to the workouts) occurred. He covers everything from proper workout form, safety, nutrition and even additional supports as needed. The workouts are fun too. Most of all, he is a real mentor that has helped my son cultivate the habit to be responsible to care for his body so that it can last him a lifetime. We highly recommend Daniel or anyone from Special Strong.read more
Chris T.
Chris T.
Great place. The people are amazing
mitch M.
mitch M.
Special Strong has been amazing for our son with autism. His coordination has improved so much and he is gaining some muscle! His... coach is super encouraging and really helps build his self-esteem. Special Strong has been a HUGE blessing! We are so thankful we found Special Strong!read more
Kristi P.
Kristi P.
Special Strong has such amazing team and coaches. Our autism son was so much more relaxed, confident and happy in the tough teen years... with these workouts. The workouts build strength, agility and more in a fun routine that meets the individual's needs. Highly recommend doing a trial class. You'll be begging for more.read more
Sharisa L.
Sharisa L.
With staff having undergone training for special needs youth and adults, they know the "sweet spots" for balancing the physical... training while working with the disabilities.read more
Larry J.
Larry J.
Great for social interaction and fun athletic class!
Karen H.
Karen H.
I love it
Rainbow E.
Rainbow E.
We had our initial evaluation this weekend and we’re very impressed with report we were emailed. Hoping this helps Sammy get more... active and helps him improve in all areas.read more
REBECCA C.
REBECCA C.
Special Strong has been awesome for our son. His trainer communicates well and plans workouts that are challenging. His trainer also... takes time to teach proper form which has really reduced injuries and setbacks.read more
Amy Kahle W.
Amy Kahle W.
My son has become more confident in himself and his ability to become physically fit and lose weight. This would not have been the... case if he did not meet his trainer, Adam, who inspires him to do his best. We are thankful for his patience and encouragement. Special Strong is the best!read more
Karen L.
Karen L.
Daniel was able to evaluate and prioritize fitness targets for my mentally and physically handicapped adult sister. He has a positive... energy that makes for an enjoyable training experience.read more
Marie B.
Marie B.
As a colleague of Manju in the ABA field, I have seen first hand her special ability to work with individuals with special needs. She... is kind, compassionate and full of positive energy. Her love of fitness make her an awesome member of the Special Strong team. I promise you will love her!read more
Jill L.
Jill L.
My daughter Joy loves the workouts at Special Strong. Coach Adam keeps things moving and makes the workout fun! This is a great... program to improve physical fitness for the special needs community!read more
Jamie G.
Jamie G.
I was looking for something for my son with Down Syndrome to pull him out of the depression of losing his job to Covid and this... experience has been wonderful for him! Not only the physical activity but the kindness and encouragement that has been shown to both of us has been inspiring. Highly recommend this program because these people REALLY are genuine and care about their clients.read more
Barbara L.
Barbara L.
I love what you do Daniel! Your profession and specialty is very admirable. And to so many people you remind us all to be better... people and do more for others. Keep up the good work!read more
Eric V.
Eric V.
This organization deserves to be featured across the Country as an innovative leader in the service industry for differently abled... individuals. Their Adaptive & Inclusive Fitness Training is motivational, inspiring and most importantly provides health and wellness benefits to a population which is often unable to access conventional programs. As the parent of a 24 year old multiply disabled young man, I would love to see a program like this developed in our area! Please spread the word about Special Strong!read more
khartigan777
khartigan777
Wishing Special Strong were in my area. Truly appreciate the posts on LinkedIn where Daniel has been building confidence, pride, and... smiles for his clients. His passion and commitment is a reminder to me that we all need angels in our lives who continually encourage and support us.read more
Alanna B.
Alanna B.
Daniel and his clients have reminded me that anything is possible which has inspired me to rekindle my exercise routine. I have now... accomplished physical feats I never thought possible. Thanks you all!!read more
Kerry O.
Kerry O.
I've been working in the ABA field for over 5 years and love fitness. Fitness has been such a positive outlet in my life whether is... for physical health but also for my mental health. It wasn't until the pandemic hit that it dawned upon to merge my passion of ABA and sharing my love of fitness. I googled personal training and that is where I found Special Strong. From day 1 I was hooked-I read the curriculum and the requirements to obtain my certification and what sealed the deal for me was when I got a text message from the owner/founder himself Daniel-making himself available to answer any questions I had (mind you on a saturday). I loved how Special Strong was started and love seeing the clients on IG and their successes and how much fitness has helped them. The modules are easy to follow and broken down for you to understand and to apply with potential clients. I can't to take my test for my certifications and to become of the Special Strong Family.read more
Cecilia G.
Cecilia G.
I have not personally worked with this group, but the amount of love and passion that these clients and staff show everyday is... amazing. Keep up the great work.read more
Mike H.
Mike H.
What an amazing organization!!! Daniel and his Team are beautiful angels! Thank you for all you do!
A Loving N.
A Loving N.
Daniel's mission is super important. He inspires all of us. Please support his cause. If you are able to sponsor beautiful people... with disabilities - please do!read more
Gil
Gil
I am very happy with my courses with Special Strong! I have worked with individuals with special needs for years in schools. I decided... I wanted to train after working with many clients and saw a need for fitness in the community. I am so glad I came across this certification. The course is very well written and I found easy to navigate. Thank you so much Special Strong . I am excited to start this new journey!read more
Marisa Nicole M
Marisa Nicole M
Love the class. Learned alot. Cant wait to start with my new clients.
Pamela A.
Pamela A.
As the mom of an adult son with an Intellectual Disability and a Special Educator I found this program to be informative and well... done!  I learned about putting together a great fitness program for individuals with special needs.  I loved all of the video modeling done throughout the program. I am super excited to see where this certification takes me and how I can combine my two passions of fitness and teaching individuals with special needs.read more
Katie M.
Katie M.
This course was amazing . It was extremely easy to work with and provided a lot of videos and tips for working with those with... special needs and disabilities . Highly recommend this certification for trainers that are looking to work these individuals .read more
Jen R.
Jen R.
Enjoyed completing the Level One certification course offered through Special Strong! As a parent of a teenager with autism, I see the... need out there! Thank you for offering this!read more
Stephanie G.
Stephanie G.
Excellent course! A well rounded course I learned...
Jesus G.
Jesus G.
Our time with Special Strong was an immense blessing! Daniel did a fantastic job with my mom. Autumn was incredibly helpful in getting... us on track towards healthy eating. We are so thankful for Special Strong and what they've done for our entire family.read more
Sarah C.
Sarah C.
It is wonderful to see my son enjoy exercise.My son does many sports with Special Olympics and he has been increasing strength and... stamina in his play. He is a healthier and more confident in his sports as well, thanks to his weekly workouts with Special Strong. Consistency is helpful too.read more
Cristy D.
Cristy D.
Sonia is an awesome personal trainer and will work with you to help you accomplish your goals. She helps you every step of he way and... will take time to accommodate your workout training. You will love working out with her because she will keep you motivated.read more
Suzie O.
Suzie O.
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The Special Strong Difference In Richmond

Special Strong offers science-based one-on-one and group training programs that are designed to meet the unique challenges of children, adolescents, and adults that prevent them from obtaining health-supportive exercise in conventional gyms.

Science-Based

Science-Based

Our science-based adapted and inclusive fitness program targets the brain using specialized exercises to promote the formation of new brain cells

Customized

Customized

With our highly qualified and compassionate team, we create tailored adapted fitness programs that are fun, easy and safe

Life-Changing

Life-Changing

Our clients and their family notice life-changing improvements, including the ability to accomplish more things on their own

For Ages 8+

For Ages 8+

Training programs that are designed to meet the unique challenges of children, adolescents, and adults

Inclusive

Inclusive

One-on-one and group training programs that are designed to combat the barriers that prevent people from obtaining health-supportive exercise in conventional gyms

Benefits of a Special Strong Program

Offering an array of benefits exclusively designed for individuals with adaptive needs, the Special Strong site in Richmond stands out for its dedication to fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere. At the forefront of these advantages lies the availability of certified athletic trainers, crucial in equipping individuals with the necessary tools and techniques to undergo proper training, thereby reducing the susceptibility to injuries and improving performance in their chosen sport. This becomes especially invaluable for those with special needs, who often require enhanced guidance and support. Additionally, the adept trainers at Special Strong deftly address common concerns such as muscle weakness and low muscle tone through the curation of personalized training programs, effectively promoting the development of lean muscle mass. For individuals seeking to shed weight and decrease body fat, Special Strong provides exercise and resistance training options that are thoughtfully tailored to their specific needs. Finally, the gym welcomes individuals who aspire to enhance their general fitness levels and overall well-being, extending customized fitness plans that serve to promote mental and physical wellness. In sum, the Special Strong site in Richmond emerges as a haven of inclusivity and support for individuals with special needs, propelling them toward the accomplishment of their fitness goals and enabling a notable enhancement in their quality of life.

Expert & Caring

Special Strong Richmond Trainers

At Special Strong, we wholeheartedly reject the idea of a standardized training program because we fully acknowledge that individuals with special needs or disabilities possess unique sets of requirements and preferences. Therefore, we take pride in our team of certified personal trainers who are wholly dedicated to designing personalized adaptive fitness programs that are tailored to suit the distinct needs of each individual. Through a meticulous vetting process, we have ensured that our trainers are experts in creating customized exercise routines that can accommodate individuals with disabilities. Additionally, they possess the necessary skills to address anxiety effectively, creating a serene and reassuring atmosphere during workout sessions. Furthermore, our trainers exhibit immense compassion and empathy, offering physical, emotional, and mental support. Above all, our adaptive fitness programs prioritize safety, ensuring individuals can engage in exercise with utmost comfort and unwavering confidence.

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Transforming Lives for the Better

Special Strong provides life-changing experience to our clients and helps them develop:

Strength

STRENGTH

lean muscle

LEAN MUSCLE

endurance

ENDURANCE

balance

BALANCE

motor skills

MOTOR SKILLS

confidence

CONFIDENCE

socialization

SOCIALIZATION

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In a recent poll, 8 out of 10 people show measurable progress in 6 months or less.

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Testimonials

Our Clients Love It

My child loves the group class. He mostly enjoys getting out of the house-the social aspect of working, being around others like him. It is a good mix of balance, cardio, and strength. Surprisingly, my child works hard and doesn't even whine when things challenge him. I'm very satisfied with the patient, knowledgeable trainers and challenging program.

Christie J. (Erin)

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 over an hour of physical activity and started playing multiple sports! 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 helped Robert to develop better-eating habits which resulted in losing over twenty pounds! I am so grateful for Special Strong and everything they have done with my family.

Jennifer H. (Robert)

Over the past two years, my son was diagnosed with several medical conditions. He lost so much physically, spiritually, and emotionally. As he began to heal, I knew more could be accomplished. I found a personal trainer and a nutritionist through Special Strong. They have brought life back into my son. Thank you, Special Strong, for giving me my son back.

Karen W. (Josh)

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