Trainers, Educators and Therapists: Give the Gift of Physical Fitness to that Special Needs Loved One in Your Life

Learn to Properly Train Special Needs Individuals

  • No previous experience necessary
  • Easy to learn & only takes 8 hours to complete
  • Nationally accredited
  • Learn to manage meltdowns, & simplify exercises routines

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About CBSE Training:

Core, Balance & Flexibility

Core, balance and flexibility are the foundational pieces that allow the body to perform movement. Neuromotor difficulties and low muscle tone seen in the special needs population contributes to poor core activation, balance, and flexibility. This can lead to postural problems, falls, injuries, and other muscular imbalances. 

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.

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. Through repetitive movement which creates muscle memory across the body’s transverse line and midline, left/right brain connections as well as bottom/top brain connections can be made. 

These connections aid in multi-tasking, decreasing melt-downs, improving social skills, reducing anxiety, and reducing heightened sensory sensitivities and in turn increasing independence. 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.

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 increases 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.

Accredited by ACE & NASM

We believe getting the CEUs you need can be an enjoyable experience. It’s why we filled the certification course with useful lessons and exciting videos. And it’s why we provide dedicated support to make it easy to earn the CEUs your workplace requires. We are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, which means you can earn up to 2.4 NASM CEUs by studying with us.  We are also recognized by the The American Council on Exercise (ACE) for up to 0.5 CEUs.

Skills You'll Learn:

Manage Meltdowns

With many different types of special needs, people are stuck in a “flight or flight” response due to their condition.  Triggers such as sound, lighting, or even trying something new can set someone off into a meltdown. In our course, we teach you how to navigate those meltdowns and use exercise as a tool to prevent future occurrences of meltdowns.

Simplify Exercises

When you think about the step by step process of how a child learns to walk, it’s incredibly simple. We take that process and apply it to exercise through what are called regressions and progressions.  We teach you how to break down complex movements, such as the squat, and progress it step by step to achieve mastery of the movement.

How It Works:

Purchase the Course

Once you purchase the course, you’ll receive an email within minutes where you’ll be prompted to create a profile & get setup in our online database of local service providers (optional).

Take the Course

The course is online, and we utilize text documents, videos, and other interactive items to help you learn all the tips and tricks we’ve gathered when it comes to coaching special needs people.

The course is designed for people without any prior training, and easy to understand. The whole course takes roughly 8hrs to complete.

Put Learnings Into Action!
After you complete the course, you’ll be ready to train your loved one. You’ll have all the tools you need to be able to manage meltdowns, and more importantly – get results! If you have any follow-up questions, or need extra assistance, don’t forget we’re just a phone call or email away!

Select a Course:

Special Strong Certification
Private Fitness - Level 1

For Trainers, Educators and Therapists looking to instruct
a single person at a time
$599
$ 449 (with coupon)
$49 down
11 payments of $36
  •  
ONLINE SALE
  • Get 1.2 CEU’s with NASM and 0.5 CEU's with ACE
  • Get the knowledge you need to specialize in a growing population group and increase your client & revenue growth
  • Get access to course demonstration videos and live workout sessions
  • Get education for 1-1 training (in-home or on-site) to work with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities
  • Get the scientific training and research on our CBSE Training Model™ (tested on hundreds of conditions)
  • Get professional applied behavior analysis training on how to prevent meltdowns and motivate clients
  • Get access to our customized mobile evaluation tool with live video demonstrations
ADDED BONUS
  • For a limited time, enjoy only $49 down with 4 or 12 easy payments by selecting our interest-free payment plan upon checkout, or simply pay in full.
  • Get pro tool templates (adapted PAR-Q, Medical Clearance Form, Behavior Questionnaire, and CBSE Evaluation form)
  • Get included in our database, a popular search destination for parents and caregivers looking for local providers!
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get the printable training manual and certificate of completion in PDF format (never expires)
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros

Special Strong Certification
Private Fitness - Level 2

For Trainers, Educators and Therapists looking to instruct
a single person at a time
$599
$ 449 (with coupon)
$49 down
11 payments of $36
  •  
ONLINE SALE
  • Must be Level 1 Certified to take Level 2 Course
  • Get advanced brain fitness integration techniques
  • Get the principles and skills to create your own brain fitness exercises
  • Get access to over 75 adapted exercise demonstration videos to use at home or at a gym and 200 exercise variations (beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercises) ($599 value)
ADDED BONUS
  • For a limited time, enjoy only $49 down with 4 or 12 easy payments by selecting our interest-free payment plan upon checkout, or simply pay in full.
  • Get included in our database, a popular search destination for parents and caregivers looking for local providers!
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get the printable training manual and certificate of completion in PDF format (never expires)
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros

Special Strong Certification
Group Fitness Instructor

For Trainers, Educators and Therapists
looking to instruct group classes
$599
$ 449 (with coupon)
$49 down
11 payments of $36
  •  
ONLINE SALE
  • Get 1.2 CEU’s with NASM
  • Get education to host group classes for up to 30 participants (in-home or on-site) to work with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities
  • Get a 40-minute video of a Special Strong group exercise class
  • Get access to our time-tested group class equipment list that can be used in almost any setting
  • Get a beginner and advanced level workout template to use in your own group class
  • Get training for each group station (Dynamic Warm-Up, Fun, Core, Strength, Endurance, & Balance, Cool-Down & Flexibility)
ADDED BONUS
  • For a limited time, enjoy only $49 down with 4 or 12 easy payments by selecting our interest-free payment plan upon checkout, or simply pay in full.
  • Get pro tool templates (adapted PAR-Q, Medical Clearance Form, Behavior Questionnaire, and CBSE Evaluation form)
  • Get included in our database, a popular search destination for parents and caregivers looking for local providers!
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get the printable training manual and certificate of completion in PDF format (never expires)
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros

Special Strong
Adapted Video Library

For Trainers, Educators and Therapists looking for
adapted exercises to use in-home or at a gym
$599
$ 449 (with coupon)
$49 down
11 payments of $36
  •  
ONLINE SALE
  • Get access to over 75 adapted exercise demonstration videos to use at home or at a gym and 200 exercise variations (beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercises)
  • Get exercises to improve the core, sensory system, brain imbalances, balance, strength, and more!
  • Get stretches to increase flexibility and mobility
  • Get step by step instructions on how to perform exercises
  • Get access to our master equipment list for personal or commercial use​
ADDED BONUS
  • For a limited time, enjoy only $49 down with 4 or 12 easy payments by selecting our interest-free payment plan upon checkout, or simply pay in full.
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros

Special Strong
Pro Course Bundle

Includes access to ALL courses
$2396
$ 799 (with coupon)
$49 down
11 payments of $68
  •  
ONLINE SALE
INCLUDES ALL COURSES
  • Get a total of 2.4 CEU’s with NASM and 0.5 CEU's with ACE
  • Special Strong Private Fitness Certification - Level 1
  • Special Strong Private Fitness Certification - Level 2
  • Special Strong Group Instructor Certification
  • Special Strong Adapted Video Exercise Library
ADDED BONUS
  • For a limited time, enjoy only $49 down with 4 or 12 easy payments by selecting our interest-free payment plan upon checkout, or simply pay in full.
  • Get pro tool templates (adapted PAR-Q, Medical Clearance Form, Behavior Questionnaire, and CBSE Evaluation form)
  • Get included in our database, a popular search destination for parents and caregivers looking for local providers!
  • Get a full 12 months of access to the course online, plus all updates!
  • Get the printable training manual and certificate of completion in PDF format (never expires)
  • Get access to the exclusive, industry-only private Facebook group to ask questions and get help from founder Daniel Stein and other certified pros

Testimonials

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Watch Brandon Walk After 8 Years of Disability

Brandon was diagnosed with autism and a rare genetic gene mutation that was causing many problems, including his abnormal gait.  In 2010, Brandon had hip surgery and was never able to walk again. After being wheelchair bound for nine years, Brandon defied all odds and worked with our system to achieve amazing results!

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Watch the video to hear Josh’s mother tell his story.

With the aid of these techniques, Josh triumphed over his meltdowns. Our course helps service providers create their own success stories with guidance for meltdown management, motivation, and challenge behaviors.

F A Q

Our course is an educational certification, so anyone can take the course and there are no prerequisites for enrollment.   If at any point you plan to use our certification to work with others, you must have a valid CPR/AED certification and any other credentials required by your governing service provider agency.

Absolutely. We designed this certification to help anyone with a passion for the special needs population.

Yes.  Additionally, you could have the ability to implement certain components of our certification into your current profession. Please check the requirements of your governing service provider agency.

You have one year from the purchase date to access the online course and take the test.

It depends. To do any type of personal training, you must first be an accredited certified personal trainer. Our certification is an educational certification that can be combined with personal trainers and other types of service providers.

Yes! Our certifications are recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Get up to 1.0 NASM CEUs!

Once you pass, you are certified for life!

In addition to NASM, other agencies may allow you to submit the course as a continuing education credit.  Please contact your governing agency for more information.

Yes.  Please email [email protected] for more information

No, you’ll never pay a fee to stay listed on our website database.

Of course! Many employers have continuing education slated into their budget. Click here to send a pre-written email to your employer (you’ll be able to preview before sending).

Yes, we encourage you to refer to the content while taking the test.

You can take the test up to three times.  We require a score of 90% to pass. After 3 failed attempts, it costs $99 to retest.

We’ve tested our program with many different service providers and clients with a 100% success rate!

We offer monthly recurring payment plans with for no additional fees. A recurring payment is linked to your Paypal, debit or credit card.

Refunds aren’t offered at this time.

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