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Local Profile: Special Strong offers exercise programs for people with disabilities

Founded by Daniel Stein in 2016, Special Strong is a gym in McKinney designed to help people with special needs. Through customized health and fitness training programs, Special Strong is able to help people with disabilities in the form of one-on-one private training, boot camps, and virtual nutrition courses.

Stein, an exercise enthusiast, began working out at a young age as a means of coping with his learning disability.

“When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with ADHD,” Stein says. “I had a really difficult time in school, and one of the things that I used to help me with my behavioral challenges was exercise. I’ve always been drawn to exercise. I can’t really tell you why, but I’ve just always had this inclination to work out.”