Adaptive Special Needs Training
We all have special qualities and people with developmental disabilities need to be fit & active just like their typically developing peers.
Our Adaptive Special Needs Programs are designed to meet the unique challenges faced by people with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis and more.
Meeting the typical exercise goals of children (7+), adolescents and adults, such as increasing fitness and strength, building muscle and confidence but also incorporate science-based brain development exercises to help with motor, cognitive and developmental skills.
- Weight Loss
- Increase of Lean Muscle Tissue
- Behaviour & Mood Improvement
- Improved Confidence & Self-Esteem
- Increased Strength & Stamina
- Improved Social & Behaviour Skills
- Muscular Endurance & Strength
- Balance and Coordination
- And much more
We provide the most effective and trusted private training for individuals with mental or physical challenges, that promotes many life-enhancing benefits.
After performing the 12-point evaluation, we design a customised adaptive 12 week fitness program that is tailored to the needs of each client, to provide lasting life-changing results. Private sessions are 40 minutes.
Group Sessions are also available upon request.
Plan managed & self-managed participants welcome.
|Initial Consultation – $50|
|Casual Session – $45|
|6 x Session Package – $240|
This program is conducted by Pablo Piedrabuena who also manages the challenges of having ASD level 1, depression, anxiety and PTSD. He’s a very experienced trainer and also has the following specialised qualifications:
- Adaptive Special Needs Fitness Trainer Master
- Adaptive Special Needs Fitness Trainer Level 1 & 2
- Adaptive Special Needs Nutrition Coach
- Adaptive Special Needs Life Skills Coach
- Adaptive Special Needs Group Instructor
Pablo utilises his personal and professional experience to provide effective communication which builds rapport, minimise emotional triggers, and improve socialisation with others. He also incorporates integrated brain training that focuses on science-based exercises that promote neurogenesis, allowing the formation of new neurological pathways to take place in the brain.
CBSE Training Model
Our CBSE training model was created by a team with over 75 years of combined experience. Our mission is to make our clients strong in mind, body, and spirit so they can live a more independent and abundant life. Our model is based on functional training using the latest scientific research for children, adolescents, and adults with a disability, disease, or disorder.
TARGET 1: CORE, BALANCE & FLEXIBILITY
Functional Movements & Corrective Exercise
Core, balance, and flexibility are the foundational pieces that allow the body to perform the movement. The neuromotor difficulties and low muscle tone that are seen in various disabilities, diseases, and disorders often 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 performing functional movements that improve core strength and increase balance along with passive and static stretching to improve flexibility.
TARGET 2: BRAIN & SENSORY SYSTEM
Auditory, Tactile, Vestibular & Visual Pathways
In recent years, scientists and medical doctors have confirmed brain neuroplasticity. In simple terms, it means that our brains can change at any age of our lives. Low functioning or high functioning, brains can change! In this part of the CBSE Model, we focus on 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.
TARGET 3: STRENGTH & MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT
Anaerobic Resistance Training
Anaerobic exercise, such as resistance training, involves a short burst of intense movement. We have been able to adapt traditional resistance training exercises to promote muscle development, which helps lower body fat percentage and increase lean muscle.
TARGET 4: ENDURANCE & STAMINA ADAPTATION
Aerobic Cardiovascular Training
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. All of our cardio exercises have been modified and adapted to work with children, adolescents, and adults with a disability, disease, or disorder.