As featured in Spectrum Life Magazine's Winter 2018 Issue
Question: What are some of the exercises your trainers teach at Specialty Athletic Training that can be replicated at home?
Answer: We have been getting a lot of questions about exercises that you can do at home with your child. Here is one of our favorite complex movements to do with our clients that you can do using a chair and any ball that you have lying around the house.
Box Squat to Overhead Press
Question: Workout music playlists - I've heard they can be very motivating but my music tastes are as my child puts it, "from the dinosaur age.” What current songs are popular with your clients?
Answer: Are you having a hard time staying motivated during your workout? Try adding music to your routine! Music has been shown to increase your mood, attention, and makes working out more enjoyable. Here is a list of some songs that were recommended by our clients.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CSPS is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He a member 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 and a Certified Special Populations 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.