Last week I wrote about my my friend Benjamin and how he introduced me to the world of autism. I also mentioned how the expectations for him in PE class were different than his peers, for example only having to run two warm up laps around the gym instead of four. Here is a fun video from almost two years ago when Ben ran his first 5k. It's been awesome to witness his progress during his fitness journey. Enjoy!
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is the Immediate Past 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 children with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.