Interview with Colin McClowry Akron Ohio

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Colin McClowry and his family have always been dedicated to serving individuals with special needs. Now, they’re excited to bring Special Strong to Ohio to further support their community. Tell me a bit about yourself – what does your background look like? I was very athletic when I was younger. In high school, I did…

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Interview with Franchise Partners Hunter & Cassidy Bauer South Dakota

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Cassidy and Hunter Bauer were recently awarded the first statewide Special Strong territory. With firsthand experience of how people in rural communities often have more limited access to critical resources, they’re excited to bring Special Strong to communities in South Dakota.  Tell me a bit about yourselves – what do your backgrounds look like? Hunter:…

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Kenny Jacques Special Strong Case Study

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Kenny was diagnosed with high-functioning autism when he was 10 years old. He credits his family as being a great support, finding a program focused on social cognitive skills that Kenny utilized for over a decade to improve his social skills and strategies to combat stress and social overload. However, while he was making strides…

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Robert Hise Special Strong Case Study

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When Robert Hise was three years old, he was diagnosed with autism. His family found speech and occupational therapy that supported him through his earlier years, but things started to change when Robert was in 7th grade. At that point, Robert was really growing, and his therapists were no longer able to accommodate a lot…

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Luke Amundson Special Strong Case Study

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Luke Amundson was born with spina bifida. He walks with forearm crutches, and also uses a wheelchair. For Luke and his family, it has always been important for him to stay active and retain his mobility. When Luke graduated from high school, he was in a program that focused on work and life skills, but…

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Planet Fitness in Katy Partners with Adaptive, Inclusive Fitness Program


Starting in May, Planet Fitness in Katy Ranch will partner with Special Strong—an adaptive fitness organization for people with mental, physical and cognitive challenges—to accommodate trainers and clients with its equipment and facilities. The first iteration of this partnership began in September with the Planet Fitness club in Conroe. The Planet Fitness club at Katy Ranch Crossing, located…

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Special Strong Presents Franchisee of the 2022 Year Award to Franchise Partners in West North Dallas

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Special Strong is excited to congratulate Manju and Ojas Nivsarkar, recipients of the brand’s first “Franchisee of the Year” award. The husband and wife team operates Special Strong’s West North Dallas location. The award is based on net promoter score, revenue, and how well the franchisee reflects Special Strong’s core values and represents the brand.…

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