I was recently asked, "What makes Specialty Athletic Training unique?" The short answer, the population that we serve. But there is a lot more to it than providing fitness programs to our clients with special needs. We customize our workouts to be fun and tailored to our clients' general interests. We make sure that they are successful and build their self-confidence and self-esteem to a place where they feel comfortable challenging themselves. There is no better example of that than our client Lily in the video below.
Motivation and self-confidence were two major road blocks in the way of our friend Lily's fitness journey. She wanted us to take this video to show to EVERYONE how well she can do her straight arm plank! Looks like now motivation and self-confidence are more like speed bumps in her path to living a healthy and active lifestyle!
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.