Adaptive & Inclusive Fitness Training In South Dakota Pierre

Adapted fitness training for individuals with mental and physical challenges. Special Strong South Dakota is one of the only gyms in the country that offers science-based adaptive and inclusive fitness programs for children, adolescents, and adults with a mental, physical or cognitive challenges.

I highly recommend Special Strong!!!
Linda L.
Linda L.
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.
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Experience

The Special Strong Difference

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

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Expert & Caring

Special Strong Trainers

Each child, adolescent, and adult with special needs or other disabilities have their own unique needs. That's why we don't believe in "one size fits all" training programs. Our certified and highly vetted personal trainers create movement-based adaptive fitness programs that are customized for each individual's needs. Special Strong personal trainers are skilled in designing adaptive fitness workout programs, de-escalating anxiety, and making workouts feel rewarding. Our trainers are friendly and caring, providing full mental and emotional support while teaching adaptive exercises in a safe environment.

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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)

Our South Dakota Pierre Locations

  • Pierre, SD 57501
  • Chamberlain, SD 57325
  • Fort Pierre, SD 57532
  • Mobridge, SD 57601
  • Gettysburg, SD 57442
  • Platte, SD 57369
  • Wagner, SD 57361
  • Winner SD, 57580

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