Robert Special Strong Case Study

robert hise adaptive fitness before and after

When Robert 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 of…

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Luke Special Strong Case Study

Luke Before and After 1

Luke 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 for…

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Tyler Special Strong Case Study

West Valley Adaptive Fitness Tyler Before After

Before finding Special Strong, Tyler was going to the gym with his mom, Mindy, but they were limited in what they were able to work on together. At the time, they were spending 3-4 days a week driving to a gym that was 40 minutes away. The long commute for an hour or hour and…

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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

Manju Special Strong Franchise

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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Special Strong named Most Influential Adaptive Fitness Training Provider in Global 100 – 2023

special strong franchise global 100 2023 winner

Special Strong has been named “Most Influential Adaptive Fitness Training Provider” in the Global 100 – 2023 rankings. Global 100 provides a comprehensive overview of the firms and organizations that are leaders within their chosen areas of specialization. Each recognized program has received at least 24% of votes from the global readership, currently in excess…

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