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Great course!! I have a special needs daughter and she will greatly benefit from what I've learned here. Thank you, so much!
Connie D.
Connie D.
1713314928
I was very pleased with the course and the information provided. The course has great information about how from how to assess fitness to this... population and how manage behavior. I really enjoyed the exercise videos. In this course, I learned how to safely implement workout routines. I would strongly recommend this course for those who are going to be working with individuals with disabilities.read more
henry bartolo
henry bartolo
1712287862
Strong Education was a comprehensive course and worth the cost! The course is full of science backed theories and studies. The information was... detailed and the personalized videos for each section were a great resource to have. I gained additional knowledge in fitness training styles as well as nutrition and life skills. That is in valuable, and I am thrilled to be able to share that with clients. Thank you, Strong Education, for putting together a great informative and detailed course.read more
Chelsea Edwards
Chelsea Edwards
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Great program to get me on track and where I need to be !!!
Gordon Lewis
Gordon Lewis
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Great course with a variety of information. I will certainly be using some of the suggested methods with my clients. Would highly recommend this... course to anyone looking to work with those of special abilities. Thank you.read more
Bradley Tremblett
Bradley Tremblett
1709570332
I learned new terms in this community like what CP is and how to help people with that ability towards living a more independent and fulfilling... lifestyle. Although I have my CPT, there were so many new things I learned that I believe will help me become an ever better CPT not just for the Strong Community but for all. For instance, there were about 10 more observations to note during the pre screening of a client that I was not aware of that I can now implement from here on out to all clients. This is help to create better programs for my clients. I would 100% recommend this to all CPT out there. They are thorough with their course, provide GREAT resources in this field. I am privileged to help change lives.read more
alli mill
alli mill
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This course had great information regarding how to plan a workout for a client with special needs. Many different diagnoses and exercises were... covered! I can’t wait to use this knowledge to begin training!read more
Kate Morgan
Kate Morgan
1709139644
Very helpful course material. I would recommend for anyone who is planning on training individuals with disabilities and wants to get results.
Daniel Chiappetta
Daniel Chiappetta
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I would certainly recommend Strong Education for those looking to increase their knowledge and proficiency in the adaptive special needs training... field. The content was informative, in depth, very practical and comes from a source of accumulated "real world" experience.read more
Wallace Shaffer
Wallace Shaffer
1708967313
I completed the Strong Education Certified Adaptive Personal Trainer program and was pleased by the heavy incorporation of scientific evidence and... studies to support the theories and techniques. This is very valuable and imperative when demonstrating the highest level of safety and quality to our clients.read more
Dr. Jacquelyn Payne
Dr. Jacquelyn Payne
1708730648
Very satisfied with the content of every course I've taken with Strong Education. It's clear that they are passionate about preparing people with the... tools to coach individuals with special needs. I use their extensive library of safe and effective exercises everyday to train my clients. I strongly recommend taking courses from them to introduce yourself to the field of adaptive fitness.read more
Andrew Kiser
Andrew Kiser
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I highly recommend these courses! I cannot say enough good things about the course content, the knowledge gained, and the support available to me... moving forward. I have been a physical therapist working with special needs children for over 20 years. I came across this course as I was looking for tools to make my treatments more fun and to make me a better therapist. After years "in the business," I was really starting to feel as if my treatments had become routine and somewhat stale. I needed a fresh start. This course has renewed my sense of purpose!! Not only can I I incorporate the CBSE model into my daily treatments, but I can also start working outside of my daily job as an Adaptive Special Needs Trainer! I am so excited for this opportunity as I too love to work out, and I truly believe fitness is of the utmost importance for health and longevity. My heart and passion has always been for helping others become more functional. I feel more confident and knowledgable now after taking these courses! Thank you!read more
Tiffany Mcfarland
Tiffany Mcfarland
1708440605
Owning a small business myself which works with people to improve their health and fitness, I was very satisfied with the coursework and... certifications offered by Strong Education. As my training business was moving into specializing working with clients with special needs, the information on adapting training and behaviors was very valuable.read more
Gamal Castile
Gamal Castile
1707623348
This was a great course, and the program had no fluff. The course was straight to the point without repeating the information multiple times. I... enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is interested.read more
Sheldon Sherman
Sheldon Sherman
1707057682
I just completed my course to become a trainer for individuals with special needs. Prior to, I had become a Certified Personal Trainer. What I... enjoyed about this course was that it was very "to the point." I felt I was given nothing but great information and little to no "fluff."I appreciated that I was able to learn how to communicate with clients with varying styles of communication, various needs, how to adapt based on need, how to accurately assess prior to beginning a regimen, and great information about a variety of special needs and medical diagnoses.For anyone interested in becoming more knowledgeable about adapting their training styles for a broader range of clientele or just to increase their understanding of the ways being active can help EVERYONE, I would recommend this program.read more
lori harris
lori harris
1707003608
This was an amazing course! Having a background working with special needs was helpful for me, but not necessary. This course was exactly what I was... looking for to take my career to the next level.read more
Danielle Bertolotti
Danielle Bertolotti
1706799884
I love everything about this business! As a Franchise Owner for this company, I have learned so much information that has made me feel so much more... comfortable during the training phase! I would highly recommend joining this amazing team, with these amazing people!read more
Colin McClowry
Colin McClowry
1706583189
I loved the course work for this certification! Working with the Special Strong population is going to be amazing! The videos helped me to see how... individuals are able to excel with the right training!read more
Laura Bondurant
Laura Bondurant
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The course which I completed was Adaptive Fitness. I chose this course to help better my knowledge in the fitness industry. As a personal trainer I... want to grow in various areas. Strong Education is giving me the opportunity to gain knowledge of the rapid changing culture in fitness. Everyone has the opportunity to learn to be strong and live a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to continuing my pathway to health and helping others to achieve their goals.read more
Cheryl Mimy
Cheryl Mimy
1705601542
For anyone looking to learn more about helping individuals with autism and IDD from an exercise perspective this certification is amazing!
Hobby Enthusiast
Hobby Enthusiast
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As a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer and Autism Exercise Specialist, Strong Education allowed me to learn so much more than just being a personal... trainer. I truly enjoyed the videos that were paired with each chapter, to show real life examples of the material that was covered. I learned a lot about nutrition, group training, kick boxing, and much more that I had minimal knowledge about before completing this course. Everything I learned throughout this course will help me as a personal trainer and gym owner, to make sure I am providing the best inclusive fitness care to all my future neurodiverse and physically disabled children and adult clients. Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about this populations of beautiful people!read more
Natalie Starcher
Natalie Starcher
1704910264
I am definitely more equipped to serve people with disabilities as a professional. I believe that the right aspects were taught, in order to make me... successful.read more
Rusty Tyack
Rusty Tyack
1704845652
This course was super informative. The structure of the course does a great job at breaking down many important aspects of evaluating your clients... and really understanding the basics of the many disabilities that you are likely to work with. Understanding the disabilities is super important because it allows you to properly adapt workouts and exercises to meet the specific needs of the individuals.read more
Timothy Bovey
Timothy Bovey
1704779400
- What did you like about the course? simple to navigate and informative- What did you learn? behavioral techniques- How will what you learned... help you in your career? program workouts adapted to our clientele- Why would you recommend these courses to someone else? great knowledge to possessread more
REACT Sports Performance
REACT Sports Performance
1704588119
Strong education was very helpful on all aspects
Anthony Sunada
Anthony Sunada
1704147128
this course was very informative and I am excited to apply it to my career
Pamela Rose
Pamela Rose
1703627729
Awesome course with well thought out and applicable material. Great customer service when selecting which certification is right for your personal... career path!read more
Ryan Poole
Ryan Poole
1703095751
Helpful course to improve my skills as a trainer
Justan Samson
Justan Samson
1702741928
I found the SE program to be very beneficial. I was able to complete it at my pace, and it was very straight forward (not a lot of filler that you... get in some courses). I feel comfortable implementing many of the skills immediately. My Adaptive P.E. class will greatly benefit from what I've learned.read more
Cherie Whitaker
Cherie Whitaker
1702389164
I bought the course because of Strong Education being one of the most recognized and Special Needs Trainer certifications available. I wanted to... offer services to those who would otherwise miss out on this incredible possibility.The course gave me complete insight to what I will need to be effective for coaching Special Needs individuals. Easy to read and understand textbook and videos outlining not only the fitness aspect, but other behavior counseling practices. This is a great certification for anyone without a related exercise qualification. Other pluses:• Video study material makes studying easier and more engaging.• Fantastic support throughout.• Flexible learning and exam.• A variety of other courses to further your passion.• Convenient payment plan.A high-five also to their Customer Support Team. I had a minor issue with my course which was resolved expediently and professionally. Thanks again! The service and support is there to assist you along the way.read more
Rick Bonilla
Rick Bonilla
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I purchased this program because I had a growing desire to work with the special needs population. I loved how this program focused on love and... respect for the client, the reminder of the longterm goal (independence, self-esteem, self-efficacy, etc) This program was easy to read and understand with plenty of relevant information that has helped me make confident decisions in how I want to be involved in this unique community of people.read more
NLTS OSBC
NLTS OSBC
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The training was engaging and I learned so much. Walking away feeling prepared. I would absolutely recommend the training program to anyone looking... to work with clients who have any type of special need.read more
Tiffany Wetenhall
Tiffany Wetenhall
1701983745
I really enjoyed completing the courses within the Strong Education program. Each course was organized in a manner that was easy to follow and very... informative! Courses provided knowledge that will be beneficial for a wide variety of diagnosis with suggestions for appropriate progression and/or regression depending on each individual with whom we would be working with. If you are looking for a course to increase your knowledge base in the areas of Adapted Physical Education look no farther!read more
Jennifer Propst
Jennifer Propst
1701107601
I learned so much from this course and feel confident in the skills I mastered to help others through adaptive fitness. The mix of visual and written... material was beneficial to my learning style.read more
nicole guido
nicole guido
1700965927
I really enjoyed taking these courses and expanding my skill level.
Emily Schaefer
Emily Schaefer
1700412425
Strong Education has offered information that was easy to assimilate and provided real world video modeling. Strong taught me how to keep the... children I work with calm and focused through their training routines. The various certificate courses gave me so many tools so I can create specific programs tailored to any child with adaptive needs.read more
Daniel Garcia
Daniel Garcia
1700362841
This course was very informative and I liked the videos with the participants performing the exercises. This helped me better understand the... exercises being performed. I learned that even the adult brain has the ability to change and be flexible. I feel that having this knowledge about potential clients with disabilities will help me be a better, well rounded trainer. I recommend this course for anyone that would like to learn more about core, balance ,strength, endurance, and how exercise is so important for all types of people.read more
Nicole Jutras
Nicole Jutras
1699481804
This was an amazing group of courses that I found very helpful. The material was easy to read and the corresponding videos really helped to round out... each course. The courses are very well organized and easy to accomplish online on my own time.read more
Megan Hurth
Megan Hurth
1699283194
I learned much from this course. I've had a decent background with physical fitness but learned a lot still, and learn very much from the nutrition... side of this. I also learned a lot in the sense of how to work with people with different "disabilities". I thoroughly enjoyed this course from start to finish. I plan to begin opening hours at my gym to work directly with people with "disabilities" for free and this course really made me feel confident in this. I would recommend this course to anyone who plans to work with people with "disabilities".read more
Eldie Murchison
Eldie Murchison
1698817641
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
1620329760
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
1619819220
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
1613680914
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
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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

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Jenna-Marie

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

Jason Suchecki Testimony
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
Santo Sapienza 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
Alex-Lopez

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

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Akiliah

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

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Cindy-Elder

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

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Adam-Smith

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

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Kathrine

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

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Tim

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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