Cardio is more than running, but somehow the two have become interchangeable in our minds. If your special needs child hates running, then you might have a tough time keeping them in shape or getting them to lose any weight they’ve gained. Cardio is important to heart health and a key component in weight…

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  Unfortunately, children with autism can become isolated pretty easily. Although the disability is becoming more widely recognized, those who are on the spectrum are still in the minority. It’s rare for there to be two children with autism in one class for example. Children with autism are also more likely to fall into a…

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As you age, your body changes. You can move the way you once could, with so much ease, you didn’t even have to think about it. These days, you have to plan an exit route for getting off the floor, should you find yourself on it. Likewise, your body absorbs nutrients differently, so not only…

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Resistance exercises build strength, endurance, and muscle mass, and it also helps you lose weight. Having a physical disability can make exercises more challenging, but certainly not impossible. Here are some different resistance exercises for persons with physical disabilities, brought to you by Special Strong: Resistance Band Exercises for Persons with Physical Disabilities One type…

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“Fitness” and “exercise” have basically become synonymous with “not fun.” Even the term “workout” reminds people in its name that it’s hard work. It’s hard enough to get kids to sit and pay attention to singing puppets teaching them the letters of the alphabet. How are you supposed to keep children with special needs entertained…

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Interacting with people who don’t understand your disability can be frustrating, to say the least. In the realm of physical fitness, however, it can feel almost hopeless. You want to grow in your journey through greater health, and you want someone to help guide you. But oftentimes, personal trainers aren’t able to see your strengths…

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If you typed “How to exercise with limited mobility” into your preferred search engine, then you’re probably reading this blog for one of two reasons: You have dealt with limited mobility your entire life, and you have been told (whether explicitly or subliminally) that fitness isn’t for you. You have recently developed limited mobility due…

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Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate – Expand Your Knowledge Autism affects 1 in 68 people. In most cases, their families with autistic children pull out all the stops to get them the help they need. While there are many non-evidence-based therapies, exercise is known to work. Not just to work, but to do so in a…

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What is Autism Fitness Training Certification? There are plenty of certified fitness trainers in the world that work with people of all ages. The vast majority only work with able-bodied clients who can easily learn new exercises. When working with those with autism or other disabilities, finding someone with an autism fitness training certification can…

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Becoming an ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer Are you interested in working with the disabled in your fitness center or as a private physical fitness trainer? What you may or may not be aware of, is that there is a major need for those willing to become an ACSM Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer. American College…

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