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Last year I obtained my adaptive special-needs personal training through strong education. I have worked in the health and fitness industry for over... 15 years and a few years ago went to college to to become an education assistant and community support worker. I was looking to combine my love for fitness and working with people who have special needs. I was very impressed with the course through strong education. It was current and well laid out. It was evident that the founder of the program was educated and passionate when it came to fitness as well as working with people who have special needs. My questions about the program were responded to with in a few hours and I was very impressed that Daniel took the time to speak with over the phone as well. I currently work in the community living sector and I am well respected and sought after as my certification through strong education is very unique. Over the past year I have developed and conducted a very successful fitnessprogram for my clients over zoom using the tools I had learned in the course.I would strongly recommend this course. It is of excellent value.Sincerely,Sarah Whiteread more
Sarah White
Sarah White
15:59 22 Sep 21
Highly recommend - insightful information that has been proven to work
tyrone port
tyrone port
08:28 20 Sep 21
I recently went through their online training certification program, Certify Strong, & I cannot be more grateful for them creating this program. The... layout of all the courses was easy to follow & had great additional resources. Being able to complete this training on my own time was helpful due to crazy life schedules. Thank you for developing such an important program! I wish I knew about this 6 years ago when I was teaching special education.read more
Katherine Hickman
Katherine Hickman
15:21 23 Aug 21
I found this course to be very helpful. Levels 1, 2 and 3 along with the video exercises were instructional, easy to follow and very useful to know.... I definitely learned something from the Nutrition, Kickboxing and Life Skills courses as well. Overall, I found the course very easy to navigate through and thankfully complete.read more
Amy LaManna-Pellon
Amy LaManna-Pellon
20:00 22 Aug 21
Just finished the Adaptive Special Needs Trainer Certification for Levels 1 & 2, along with the certification courses for Adaptive Special Needs... Group Fitness Instructor, Adaptive Special Needs Life Skills Instructor, Adaptive Special Needs Nutrition Coach, and Adaptive Special Needs Kickboxing Instructor. These are fantastic courses that offer insight and knowledge to those hoping to access safe & proven efficient ways to empower individuals with special needs.read more
Sue
Sue
02:03 29 Jul 21
Strong Education provided a great learning platform/curriculum for those interested in providing adaptive personal training to individuals with... special needs. The courses contained plenty of information about different needs that individuals may have and how to best approach them when providing personal training. There are many videos showing how to properly perform exercises and how to assist clients in successfully performing and adapting them no matter what challenges they may face. I highly recommend taking these courses to not only improve your capabilities as a trainer and the services you are able to provide, but also to gain understanding of the special needs population and how health and fitness can positively impact their lives and bring about more independence.read more
Francisco Poloni
Francisco Poloni
04:57 25 Jul 21
The courses provided through Special Strong were both informative and encouraging. Taking facts about a variety of needs and showing how we can serve... and fill in the gaps for people who are filled with purpose, yet are often overlooked, was a highlight in reading through each part of SSU. I personally loved the videos that featured someone working with a client, those were so motivating to me! Practical tips are always essential in this field to ensure comfortability between staff and members and that was shown in this course. Very appreciative to all who put this together!read more
Oilswithjayde
Oilswithjayde
04:36 25 Jul 21
Very much enjoyed this course! it's a must for those who seek to work with the differently abled community!
Bliss Davis
Bliss Davis
21:00 12 Jul 21
Love Special Strong and its idea!
Maggie Gutierrez
Maggie Gutierrez
17:35 12 Jul 21
Working through the Master Trainer bundle was one of the best CEU courses I took this year. I recommend it highly to Athletic Trainers, MD's, PT's,... and Personal Service Workers (as well as family caregivers). The content allows people of any educational background to understand the intricacies of working with people with disabilities in a variety of settings from fitness to nutrition to life skills. It can be used to start a multitude of businesses to help the community in your area and I look forward to expanding my business offerings thanks to taking this bundle of courses.read more
Amber Morison
Amber Morison
23:06 09 Jul 21
This course and content was exactly what I was looking for! I’m a NASM certified trainer and have two boys of my own with special needs and have been... looking for a program that I could get certified in so that I can further help their development. When a friend of mine referred me to research Strong Education, I knew from the creator’s background and bio that this was a legitimate curriculum. I look forward to helping several people level up their wellness regardless of their abilities. Great work here!read more
Reuben MIller
Reuben MIller
02:06 07 Jul 21
Great for people just entering the special needs field! Lots of information on various diagnosis and best practices for successful work.
Caitlin Murphy
Caitlin Murphy
18:05 22 Jun 21
The quality and depth of curriculum exceeded all expectations; it offered a balanced, but rigorous blend of theory, anatomy, physiology and... application. Not only did I deepen my knowledge of the body + brain, I also learned how to leverage my prior knowledge to integrate with this incredible, insightful program of education + certification. The Special Strong + Strong Education community is unlike any I've ever met before. Everyone is welcoming, kind, intelligent, inspiring, and loving. Each team member possesses incredible knowledge with great humility and compassion.read more
Brigid Wollack
Brigid Wollack
22:46 21 Jun 21
Very good information, easy to navigate courses, overall a great experience. I am very excited to implement this information to my work.
Laura Gore
Laura Gore
17:23 19 Jun 21
I really enjoyed the online trainings that I took through Special Strong's Strong education program. I am hoping to use this to help those with... special needs in my rural community. The information gained was priceless!read more
Alicia Hart
Alicia Hart
19:58 14 Jun 21
I am enjoying these courses tremendously. They are very comprehensive in terms of understanding the brain of many people with special needs,... effective ways to help them progress, exercise, methods for dealing with tantrums and resistance, diet, etc. Most fitness courses do not cover this material at all, and professionals are at a loss for how to deal with people who are atypical neurologically or who have emotional challenges. For those of us who love them or work with them and want them to grow and improve, it is hard to find resources sometimes. Not only are these courses very educational, but I have found the methods they teach to be immediately effective with my clients. The staff at Strong Education are also always helpful and such a pleasure to work with. I really appreciate all they do.read more
Elana Behar
Elana Behar
20:22 13 Jun 21
I just completed my certification through Strong Education. These courses have been extremely helpful in gaining knowledge on how to better serve... individuals with disabilities. The courses are very person-centered and focus on helping individuals live a more meaningful and independent life!read more
Mackenzie Ent
Mackenzie Ent
18:18 28 May 21
I cannot say enough great things about Strong Education! I'm currently taking my third course through the program. You will always leave feeling... supported, prepared, and filled with outstanding knowledge. Aside from the amazing education, there are great opportunities to grow with Special Strong as a franchise - if you desire to do so.The customer support is second to none! If I ever have a question, I know I can count on Daniel and the team to assist me in a very timely manner with kindness.If you're thinking about taking a course through Strong Education - DO IT!read more
Leah Muller
Leah Muller
14:54 18 May 21
A comprehensive and user-friendly program. I am proud to be part of the Strong family.
Kristen Biber
Kristen Biber
16:35 17 May 21
I've had an outstanding experience with Strong Education. Very easy-to-understanding courses with step-by-step explanations of all information... necessary for success. Daniel was extremely helpful and accessible for questions or if any trouble arose. Working in the hospital throughout the pandemic while managing college full time has left me with little to no time for personal growth. The ease of navigating and understanding the material in Strong Education's courses has allowed me overcome this obstacle and still find success in these ventures. The flexibility to complete the courses in your own time is a large plus that I find many could currently benefit from. I would recommend Strong Education's services to anyone who is looking to achieve their goals in this field.read more
Annaliesa W
Annaliesa W
19:36 06 May 21
I've had an outstanding experience with Strong Education. Very easy-to-understanding courses with step-by-step explanations of all information... necessary for success. Daniel was extremely helpful and accessible for questions or if any trouble arose. Working in the hospital throughout the pandemic while managing college full time has left me with little to no time for personal growth. The ease of navigating and understanding the material in Strong Education's courses has allowed me overcome this obstacle and still find success in these ventures. The flexibility to complete the courses in your own time is a large plus that I find many could currently benefit from. I would recommend Strong Education's services to anyone who is looking to achieve their goals in this field.read more
Annaliesa W
Annaliesa W
19:36 06 May 21
Absolutely loved taking this course. I am a certified personal trainer and certified yoga teacher and a special needs Mother. Everything in the... courses was something I'd like to be used on my own son in a nice and safe environment.read more
Sarah Madland
Sarah Madland
21:47 30 Apr 21
Absolutely loved taking this course. I am a certified personal trainer and certified yoga teacher and a special needs Mother. Everything in the... courses was something I'd like to be used on my own son in a nice and safe environment.read more
Sarah Madland
Sarah Madland
21:47 30 Apr 21
Informative courses, giving insights into working with, engaging, and improving the health, fitness levels, and lives of individuals with special... needs.read more
Cory Turner
Cory Turner
18:34 29 Apr 21
This corse was very easy to follow and complete, you can complete in your own time. Any questions or get stuck with something they respond ( well... responded to me ) in the same day . Grate addition to self knowledgeread more
Ashton Martinez
Ashton Martinez
20:52 28 Apr 21
Strong Education provides powerful theory systems and intelligent instruction to take your personal training career to the next level. The Master... Trainer Certification will give you a newfound sense of confidence in assisting clients underserved by the Health & Fitness industry, and shed your own perceived limitations, so you can help your clients shatter theirs.read more
Paul Bruce
Paul Bruce
21:45 25 Apr 21
The program for Special Strong is awesome! They are very patient and compassionate. The program is very inclusive and respectful to its clients.
Jenny Mangels
Jenny Mangels
01:05 23 Apr 21
For those of you interested in these courses Cerify Strong offers they are worth every penny. I do work in the field with SN adults and I did know... some of the information but I was blown away by how much I didn't know and I learned so much. I'm really excited to put the things I learned into practice. Seriously these courses will change your life and inspire you to touch the lives of the most incredible group of people.read more
Debbie Shelton
Debbie Shelton
03:25 02 Apr 21
This is by far the best, all-encompassing course for anyone who wants to learn more on how to serve our clients with special needs. Real-life lessons... taught in a way that is easy to understand.read more
tghud2224
tghud2224
19:51 27 Mar 21
All the modules, manual, videos were super helpful and I have learned a lot. Thank you Strong Education!
Ojas Nivsarkar
Ojas Nivsarkar
21:52 18 Mar 21
As a body builder, CPT and DCP with individuals with special needs I am impressed with the program. The videos are worth the money alone!
Amy Shuttlesworth
Amy Shuttlesworth
09:33 19 Feb 21
I have just completed Level 1 Adaptive Special Needs Trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed this program. The information was very interesting and presented... in a way that was easy to understand. Watching the videos of Daniel interacting and engaging with his clients, was inspiring! I will be pursing the Master Trainer. .read more
Heidi Bankes
Heidi Bankes
20:41 18 Feb 21
I have just completed Level 1 Adaptive Special Needs Trainer. I thoroughly enjoyed this program. The information was very interesting and presented... in a way that was easy to understand. Watching the videos of Daniel interacting and engaging with his clients, was inspiring! I will be pursing the Master Trainer. .read more
Heidi Bankes
Heidi Bankes
20:41 18 Feb 21
I really enjoyed this course and can apply the information to several students that I currently work with. The program is easy to access and the... resources are useableread more
Shannon Leonard
Shannon Leonard
01:53 16 Feb 21
Great Programs! I finished them all and they are a wealth a great information!
Mike Lutey
Mike Lutey
00:53 12 Feb 21
Enrolling in this program since last week, has been such a amazing experience. I came in not knowing how it would turn out since I didn't have much... experience working with special needs population.Driven by my values to empower the community and serve the underserved, is the leading factor to help me feel more confident with adapting to the scenarios mentioned in the courses and feel more comfortable, having more belief in my ability.Love the mission they promote and nurture throughout the coursework.read more
Michael Tran
Michael Tran
06:29 09 Feb 21
The knowledge and information that I have gained through the Strong Education courses has left me feeling competent and confident in my ability to... move forward in training/coaching the special needs population. I would highly recommend any of their courses!read more
Christine Wiley [Palo Verde HS]
Christine Wiley [Palo Verde HS]
22:48 05 Feb 21
Well written and very informative for those who want to work with persons with Special Needs. The videos were extremely helpful and the content easy... to print and study. I highly recommend..read more
Mark Lesher
Mark Lesher
09:58 02 Feb 21
This course did not take long to complete. As expected, some courses are lengthy and others are pretty short, but they were still very thorough and... detailed with the text. It provided links and videos as other sources of information to help you further understand the material that is in the manuals.read more
Brice Howell
Brice Howell
16:44 27 Jan 21
This course did not take long to complete. As expected, some courses are lengthy and others are pretty short, but they were still very thorough and... detailed with the text. It provided links and videos as other sources of information to help you further understand the material that is in the manuals.read more
Brice Howell
Brice Howell
16:44 27 Jan 21
Strong Education was amazing. Learnt so much! Also communication is really good 🙂
Pablo Piedrabuena
Pablo Piedrabuena
07:20 29 Dec 20
This was a great course. I was able to use both my occupational therapy, and personal training information and use them towards both fields. The... information in this training is very useful, and I love how many exercises are geared towards the brain, and not just focusing on muscles. It is a holistic and beautiful course. Worth every penny!read more
Andraya Spiliotis
Andraya Spiliotis
17:25 07 Dec 20
Very practical, very comprehensive. Course work took learners different learning styles into consideration with videos, PDFs and text. Great... demonstrations and explanations of exercises in high quality videos.read more
Marinet VanVuren
Marinet VanVuren
23:56 03 Dec 20
The Level 1 certification provides a great primer for working with clients with adaptive fitness needs.
Clifford Martin
Clifford Martin
15:12 03 Dec 20
These programs helped tie the training knowledge I already have in with the new skills to work with special needs individuals. I highly recommend it.
Cody Chapel
Cody Chapel
22:00 23 Nov 20
This course was very comprehensive, informative and covered all relevant aspects in regards to exercise with neurodiverse individuals. The video... gallery is a great bonus, especially if you want to make exercises more challenging over time. I can recommend Daniel's programme to professionals who are passionate about making a difference and wish to increase their knowledge.read more
Kevin Will
Kevin Will
20:03 08 Oct 20
First of all it is amazing what Special Strong does! Helping individuals believe in themselves and accomplish goals that others may have thought... impossible! Daniel proves that believing In others, mentoring, teaching, and training, turn into a winning combination!!! He believes in the value of an individual and realizes everyone has great ability!! Amazing!read more
Laura Bondurant
Laura Bondurant
23:06 18 Sep 20
Special Strong is the best education platform for special needs. It has given me so much knowledge and skills and has taking my practice to a whole... new level.Serving people that many people do not understand, has enabled me to see the world through a different set of eyes. Now, I know first-hand that every family is walking a different journey and we all need to open our hearts and minds to people of all abilities."People with special needs paint the world with beautiful colors each day."read more
Sanela Glavan
Sanela Glavan
11:27 07 Sep 20
This is the best certification out there! I have learned so much! I highly recommend getting the bundle deal:). I feel ready to train now after this... course. If you are looking to get into special needs fitness this is definitely the way to go! I am so glad I came across this certification!read more
Marisa Nicole M
Marisa Nicole M
15:28 17 Jun 20
Lived the class. Cant wait to start with my new clients. Been wait for this opportunity.
Pamela Avalos
Pamela Avalos
13:25 17 Jun 20
As the mom of an adult son with an Intellectual Disability and a Special Educator I found this program to be informative and well done!  I learned... about putting together a great fitness program for individuals with special needs.  I loved all of the video modeling done throughout the program. I am super excited to see where this certification takes me and how I can combine my two passions of fitness and teaching individuals with special needs.read more
Katie Mahler
Katie Mahler
17:17 20 Apr 20
This course was amazing . It was extremely easy to work with and provided a lot of videos and tips for working with those with special needs and... disabilities . Highly recommend this certification for trainers that are looking to work these individuals .read more
Jen rado
Jen rado
23:38 25 Mar 20
This course is fantastic for people looking to learn more about working with or training anyone in the special needs community. They break the... course down in easy to understand sections. Daniel is super friendly and has great information to share.read more
Caroline Check
Caroline Check
00:04 10 Jan 20
Just finished my: "Special Strong(R) Group Instructor Certification" – really liked how it built out and reinforced my knowledge/skills base from my... Special Strong Trainer Certification. Content and ease of learning – online/own pace really helped. Already finding application with my clients. Think the two courses really work well together.read more
liam minett
liam minett
01:13 11 Nov 19
Great course offered! I took the Level One Personal Trainer. As a parent of a teen with autism, I see the need! Hope more trainers and specialists... get on board for this certification!read more
Gavin Gedmintas
Gavin Gedmintas
19:04 08 Nov 19
Just completed my: "Special Strong(R) Trainer Certification - Level 1" course. Found the content, format and assessment great and to a high standard.... It’s definitely not a tick and flick course. It was a missing skillset I was looking to fill and add. Couldn’t find anything else to this calibre with practical already practised and validated application. Learnt a lot and applying it already to clients with success!read more
Liam Minett
Liam Minett
05:01 05 Nov 19
Excellent course... A well-round course I learned and true love and support
Jesus Gonzalez
Jesus Gonzalez
19:15 15 Oct 19
I would recommend Strong Education to anyone looking to add to their credentials and expand their knowledge on training clients with special needs.... This course gives specifics that I would not have known otherwise. Having taken this course, I now feel confident in safely training a client with special needs. Pam S - Personal Trainerread more
Kurtis Sparks
Kurtis Sparks
21:07 13 Oct 19
Great course with fantastic information. I will now have the confidence and background to effectively work with the special needs population. Can’t... wait to start implementing in our practice!!read more
afguyjason
afguyjason
14:50 28 Sep 19
I knew after reading the testimonials, reviews, and the program modealties that Special Strong was going to be a perfect addition to my Special Needs... Yoga - REALLY GLAD I wasn't wrong!The presentation of material, course work itself, and connectivity I had to the staff was awesome - unparalleled actually. Great Value - Highly Recommend!read more
Alexandra Powell
Alexandra Powell
19:07 06 Sep 19
The CBSE model is great to know when working with this specific population. It is backed up by information that has been proven with many clients and... results are showing ! I can’t wait to integrate this into my practice ! Great job folks 🤗read more
Courtney Couch
Courtney Couch
14:31 06 Sep 19
If you are interested in training clients with special needs this is the course you need. The course is informative and I the staff is very helpful.... Highly recommended.read more
Santo Sapienza
Santo Sapienza
23:55 24 Aug 19
So...where do I begin? I have taken many classes in my lifetime, and hold several degrees and certifications. I don't say this lightly when I say... that the Special Strong Certification was one of the most rewarding, insightful, empowering, and challenging courses I've ever taken. The skill with which it is designed and implemented is above and beyond some of the "top" programs out there. While I respect other organizations tremendously, the respect I have for Special Strong, Daniel C Stein and his team is immeasurable. From the beginning, it is clear that not only do they understand the "sciences" behind supporting special needs clients and their families, they also share a heart-driven passion for edifying each and every client, to truly know, understand, and connect with them at THEIR level, and use these imperative factors to create a program that is personalized to bring out the very best in each client. The great thing about taking this course is that Daniel and his team teach you how to understand and relate to special needs clients with every potential ability you can think of, and also, how to apply evidence-based information to truly serve and support your special needs clients with the efficacy and competence that every client deserves. The world is blessed to have people like Daniel who are able to master the academic credentials that promote health, fitness, and wellness, while also promoting each client's dignity, growth, healing, and optimal potential. You will learn so much, and while the material is personable and easy to understand and apply, you will be challenged at a level that will also promote your individual growth as a fitness professional, and gain an extensive understanding and additional skill set that will qualify you to truly make a positive impact on one of the greatest groups of people with whom you will ever encounter!read more
Ciara Catherine
Ciara Catherine
00:16 23 Jul 19
I first came on board with Special Strong, last April. I was asked to complete a CBSE certification program designed for the special-needs... population. I will be 100% honest, I had no prior experience working with this population, but I was 100% up for the challenge and I knew that it was an area that I wanted to pursue and expand in.Previously, I had been training the main stream population and I had experience with a wide variety of age, ailments, prosthetic limbs, and different personalities. Although, I went through the required test and certification process to serve individuals with activities of daily living; I will say this, there is nothing quite like learning and growing from the actual experience itself.With that being said, I can truthfully say that the CBSE certification through Special Strong helped me tremendously from day one. The coursework and study material introduced me to awareness and communication, ABA guidelines, and provided me with an overview to different types of special needs. It also provided additional information and educated me on the different types of brain injuries and causes. I found this to be very informative and valuable.I learned an entire different format of training through this certification. Before completing this program, it was very routine for me to change the exercises every session for my main stream clients. I quickly learned that applying my previous style of training would not work for the special needs population. The study material really gives you an insight on how to program and design for individuals with special needs. One of the most memorable and fascinating aspects of this program was learning the neuroscience portion. Taking the time to complete the necessary steps in training this population is 100% beneficial for anyone looking to assist and progress in this field.read more
Sonia Torres
Sonia Torres
01:03 11 Jul 19
As a former Early Childhood Educator, I have been looking for a course that ties together my passion for educating all learners to my career as a... Certified Personal Trainer.Special Strong has been a perfect match and is a wonderful compliment to my past teaching experience. That being said, the course material was also extremely informative without being too heavy for those who have minimal experience working with a special strong population.Daniel was so supportive and anytime I had a question he was quick with a response and is 100% dedicated to creating a valuable learning experience. Special Strong is an amazing program and I am so excited to begin this next chapter.read more
Lisa Stahl
Lisa Stahl
22:10 10 Jul 19
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Pamela Sparks Special Needs Certification Testimony

I would recommend Strong Education to anyone looking to add to their credentials and expand their knowledge on training clients with special needs. This course gives specifics that I would not have known otherwise. Having taken this course, I now feel confident in safely training a client with special needs

Pam S.

Personal Trainer in Canada

This course provides an excellent and comprehensive opportunity to learn not only about different conditions that impact the clients I serve (primarily those with intellectual disabilities: Down Syndrome, autism spectrum, Aspergers, dementia) but also cystic fibrosis and stoke. The course is well laid out and easy to follow including text and videos. I had a minor technical problem, but contacted the company and they were very quick to help me solve it!  I have already used the included class lesson plans and interventions with some new clients! I look forward to helping serve this underrepresented (especially in group fitness and personal training) community at my JCC as well as other direct support service centers!

Susannah G.

Personal Trainer in Pennsylvania

I took the Special Strong certification to enhance my knowledge as a trainer for my special needs clients.  After finishing the courses, I was immediately able to implement what I learned with my clients.  It gave me a better understanding of their needs and how to address them using the CBSE model. During COVID-19, I was also able to get a few of my special needs clients to virtually train. One of my clients has lost ten pounds in the past five weeks! I highly recommend this course for any professional who plans on using fitness with the special needs population.

Jenna R.

Personal Trainer in Texas

Great course with fantastic information. I will now have the confidence and background to effectively work with the special needs population. Can’t wait to start implementing in our practice!

Jason S.

Personal Trainer & Gym Owner in Texas

Liam Minett Special Needs Certification Testimony

I just completed my “Special Strong(R) Trainer Certification – Level 1” course. Found the content, format and assessment great and to a high standard. It’s definitely not a tick and flick course. It was a missing skillset I was looking to fill and add. Couldn’t find anything else to this caliber considering it has so much great practical validated application. I learned a lot and already applying it to clients with success!

Liam M.

Personal Trainer in Australia

The CBSE model is great to know when working with this specific population. It is backed up by information that has been proven with many clients and results are showing! I can’t wait to integrate this into my practice! Great job folks!

Courtney C.

Personal Trainer in Washington

Courtney Couch Special Needs Certification Testimony

If you are interested in training clients with special needs this is the course you need. The course is informative and I the staff is very helpful. Highly recommended.

Santo S.

Parent & Personal Trainer in New York

A well-rounded course that has allowed me to add a special needs program to my karate school. I learned a lot and appreciate all of the love and support!

Jesus G.

Karate Instructor & Studio Owner in Texas

Jesus Gonzalez Special Needs Certification Testimony.
Lisa Stahl Special Needs Certification Testimony


As a former Early Childhood Educator, I have been looking for a course that ties together my passion for educating all learners to my career as a Certified Personal Trainer. Special Strong has been a perfect match and is a wonderful compliment to my past teaching experience. That being said, the course material was also extremely informative without being too heavy for those who have minimal experience working with a special strong population. Special Strong is an amazing program and I am so excited to begin this next chapter.

Lisa S.

Educator & Personal Trainer in Massachusetts

I knew after reading the testimonials, reviews, and the program modalities that Special Strong was going to be a perfect addition to my Special Needs Yoga – REALLY GLAD I wasn’t wrong! The presentation of material, course work itself, and connectivity I had to the staff was awesome – unparalleled actually. Great Value – Highly Recommend!

Alex P.

Yoga Instructor in Texas

Alexandra Powell Special Needs Certification Testimony
Ciara Catherine Thomson Special Needs Certification Testimony

I have taken many classes in my lifetime, and hold several degrees and certifications. I don’t say this lightly when I say that the Special Strong Certification was one of the most rewarding, insightful, empowering, and challenging courses I’ve ever taken. The skill with which it is designed and implemented is above and beyond some of the “top” programs out there. The great thing about taking this course is that Daniel and his team teach you how to understand and relate to special needs clients with every potential ability you can think of, and also, how to apply evidence-based information to truly serve and support your special needs clients with the efficacy and competence that every client deserves. You will learn so much, and while the material is personable and easy to understand and apply, you will be challenged at a level that will also promote your individual growth as a fitness professional, and gain an extensive understanding and additional skill set that will qualify you to truly make a positive impact on one of the greatest groups of people with whom you will ever encounter!

Ciara C.

Parent & Personal Trainer in Arizona

I learned an entirely different format of training through this certification. Before completing this program, it was very routine for me to change the exercises every session for my main stream clients. I quickly learned that applying my previous style of training would not work for the special needs population. The study material really gives you an insight on how to program and design for individuals with special needs. One of the most memorable and fascinating aspects of this program was learning the neuroscience portion. Taking the time to complete the necessary steps in training this population is 100% beneficial for anyone looking to assist and progress in this field.

Sonia T.

Personal Trainer in Texas

Sonia Torres Special Needs Certification Testimony

The Special Strong certification course was full of great information where I learned how to incorporate proper communication tools, safety procedures, and furthered my knowledge on the special needs population. You also get to learn about the CBSE model they implement and the science behind the program and why it’s so effective. My favorite aspect of it was learning about how brain integration movements help the special needs population become more independent and live an abundant life! If you have a passion for the special needs community and a desire to further your education within, I highly recommend this course!

Alex L.

Personal Trainer in Texas

Just Completed the Level 1 trainer certification through Special Strong. Loved the course including the various video training examples. I learned more about the various types of challenges and techniques for successful training in this population. The philosophy is consistent with our Christian beliefs. I will use the knowledge I have gained to continue our mission at Jacob’s Ladder Special Needs Fitness.

Tony D.

Parent and Professional in Ohio

The Special Strong certification course was full of great information where I learned how to incorporate proper communication tools, safety procedures, and furthered my knowledge on the special needs population. You also get to learn about the CBSE model they implement and the science behind the program and why it’s so effective. My favorite aspect of it was learning about how brain integration movements help the special needs population become more independent and live an abundant life! If you have a passion for the special needs community and a desire to further your education within, I highly recommend this course!

Akiliah M.

Personal Trainer & SLPA in Texas

I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 20 years.  After taking the Special Strong courses, I was able to start working with special needs clients.  I can truly say that I have found my calling working with this population.  Had I not taken these courses and had this education, I would not have had this opportunity.  Thank you for helping me uncover my calling and passion through your program!

Lee S.

Personal Trainer in Texas

I am not a personal trainer, but I have always had a passion for therapist.  I’ve been doing recreational therapy for over twenty years and took the Special Strong courses to combine my passions.  I am not tech savvy and have never done an online course, but I found the courses easy to navigate and easy to understand.  I was surprised how well I retained the information, considering it was all online.  The videos were very helpful!  Since taking the courses, I’ve started group classes and work with a few private clients using my Special Strong certifications.  I highly recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for fitness and special needs!

Cindy E.

Recreational Therapist in Texas

The Special Strong curriculum has provided me with knowledge to train clients with special needs. Each course is insightful and applicable. I now have the confidence to teach healthy lifestyle choices. This Special Strong coursework is worth the time and investment!

Berkleigh B.

Personal Trainer in Michigan

The Special Needs Certification Program has helped me find creative ways to get my son more active without putting too much pressure on him. We turn exercises into fun ways to “compete” with each other, while he works on his coordination and balance. When he feels like he is good at something, he continues to be motivated. Parker faces challenges in traditional PE environments, and at times he needs opportunities to create his own rules. We incorporate things like “How many times can you Cross-Crawl before you lose your balance.” He’ll make up a bunch of arbitrary rules to feel like he has some control over it, and he unknowingly works his core stability in the process. We’re also getting more time together, and taking more breaks from the television. I am so thankful I invested in the Special Strong courses to help my son!

Adam S.

Parent & Professional in Texas

Coming from both the psychology field as well as the fitness industry I found the Special Strong courses a very helpful enhancement to my previous knowledge in the field. It was especially helpful when coming up with different types of exercises for my group fitness classes with individuals that have autism and other Intellectual/Developmental disabilities. I have started incorporating more cross-body exercises with my special needs clients and was able to provide more types of modifications for them.  After taking all of the Special Strong courses, I can say it was well worth it and I highly recommend taking them!

Declan S.

Personal Trainer in New York

As the mom of an adult son with an Intellectual Disability and a Special Educator I found this program to be informative and well done!  I learned about putting together a great fitness program for individuals with special needs.  I loved all of the video modeling done throughout the program. I am super excited to see where this certification takes me and how I can combine my two passions of fitness and teaching individuals with special needs.

Kathrine M.

Special Educator Teacher & Parent in Texas

Passionate, professional, purpose-driven. These words describe Special Strong and Strong Education. They also perfectly exemplify the values behind the founder, Daniel Stein. I recently took Strong Education’s online course and received the Special Strong Certification-Level 1. The course is set up extremely well, with short videos that complement the course content and tie everything together. If you work with the special needs population, as I do, or are the parent of a young person with special needs, you could truly benefit from checking out Special Strong today.

Christine F.

Therapeutic Professional in Texas

From the start, it was clear to me that Special Strong and its founder are mission-driven. The depth and breadth of the courses are vast but a few of the technical components that I learned were an understanding of the different types of special needs, how to recognize warning signs of behavior escalation and ways to resolve, progression/regression in workouts, the different nutrition needs, and how to design and manage group instruction programs. Also, the video library is incredible! I am excited to use what I learned to change lives in my community. Don’t delay – invest in these courses!

Tim C.

Club Manager in Iowa

I took the Special Strong certifications to increase my knowledge with training those with special needs. The information in the courses provided me with a greater understanding not just from a physiological stand point, but from a behavioural one as well. The articles included we incredibly informative and the video library provided first hand demonstration of the CBSE system. All programs begin with a good system, and the CBSE is clear and provides a strong direction to help special needs clients reach their goals. Thank you Special Strong/Strong Education!

Doug S.

Personal Trainer in Canada

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