To think that almost 8 years ago this young man would barely run 2 laps around the gym for a PE warm up because he didn't understand his body's reactions to exercise. Today he finished the Portland Shamrock 5k Run (his 4th 5k in the last year)! Super proud of you and all of your fitness achievements Ben!
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.