CBSE Inclusive Training Model

We’ve used our scientific CBSE training model to train over 1,500 clients with special needs. All of our personal trainers learn our model through our online certification training program, allowing them to work with autism, down syndrome, and many other disabilities.

Special Strong CBSE Adaptive Fitness Model
Core, Balance & Flexibility

Core, balance, and flexibility are the foundational pieces that allow the body to perform movement and occupations of a person’s life.  Common challenges in the special needs population, such as neuromotor difficulties and low muscle tone, contribute to poor core activation, balance, and flexibility. This can lead to postural problems, falls, injuries, and other muscular imbalances. This can also lead to deficits in daily occupations, client factors performance skills, performance patterns, and in their context and environments.

In this part of the CBSE Model, we focus on teaching functional movements that improve core strength and increase balance along with passive and static stretching to improve flexibility. This will improve outcomes in the skills needed for daily living.

Brain & Sensory System

In this part of the CBSE Model, we focus on teaching exercises that provide an environment for new neurological pathways to be made. This is done through repetitive movements which creates muscle memory across the body’s transverse line and midline, left/right brain connections as well as bottom/top brain connections. 

These connections aid in multi-tasking, decreasing melt-downs, improving social skills, reducing anxiety, and reducing heightened sensory sensitivities and in turn increasing independence. These connections increase a person’s mental functions, ability to perform daily occupations, performance patterns, and performance skills.  Many clients who have used our program have been able to obtain jobs due to their improved independence.

Strength & Muscle Development

Anaerobic exercise, such as resistance training, involves a short burst of intense movement. In our CBSE model, we teach how to adapt traditional resistance training exercises to promote muscle development, which helps lower body fat percentage and increase muscle tone in the special needs population. This increase of muscle development and tone will aide in improving the client’s daily occupations, performance patterns, and performance skills.

Endurance & Stamina Adaptation

Aerobic exercise, such as steady-state cardio, involves using oxygen for extended periods of time. When the body starts to undergo this kind of activity, the heart becomes more efficient and the body learns to adapt to an increase in cortisol. As a result of this type of aerobic activity, more calories are expended and tools such as self-regulation become more effective from the body learning to adapt to stress. Increased endurance and stamina will improve client outcomes in various areas including, but not limited to ambulation, occupations, performance patterns, and performance skills.

Our CBSE Inclusive Training Model was created by Certify Strong’s founder and a brain integration specialist to make our clients strong in mind, body, and spirit so they can live a more independent and abundant life. Our model is based on current scientific research for the special needs population that provides our clients with a purposeful way to exercise.

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