Inclusive Exercise | BOSU Plank

Specialty Athletic Training is an inclusive health and wellness group that began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | DB Bench Press

Every week our in-house fitness company, Specialty Athletic Training, uses their knowledge to serve up quick #wellnesswednesday tips and inclusive exercises for every ability level. For this week’s inclusive exercise, we have the DB Bench Press. Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | DB Goblet Reverse Lunge

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | Band Bicep Curl

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Swop Screen Time for Active Time This Summer

Article Credit: Ryan Lockard As featured in Portland Family Magazine (May 2015) As the school year comes to a close, children begin to count the days until the best part of summer: their freedom! I asked one of our clients yesterday, “Henry, how many days of school do you have left?” Without hesitation, he shouted,… Read More

Braille Reading Resources

We all get to read books and internet articles on a regular basis. Well, actually, not all of us. It’s so much harder to find a good read when you’re blind. Given that, we’ve gathered a couple of great links and placed them into this article. If you’re looking for new books or other reading materials for… Read More

Inclusive Exercise | Hip Bridge

Specialty Athletic Training began in 2007 when Ryan Lockard started working as a 1:1 aide for a boy with autism. Ryan immediately noticed that physical education goals were set much lower for his new autistic student than his peers. Now with 4 locations, one of which is inside the Stephen’s Place building, Specialty Athletic Training… Read More

Health Tips to Help You Thrive During Finals

Being a student isn’t easy. It is a continuous grind of hard work, sacrifices, and dedication. You have spent hours each day going to school, doing homework, and taking part in group study sessions. Then let’s remember all of the extracurricular activities that you may be a part of or the job that you have…. Read More

Inclusive Weekly Workouts

Every week, Ryan Lockard from Specialty Athletic Training brings us quick tips and inclusive workouts to try. Specialty Athletic Training, Vancouver, is based out of the Stephen’s Place gym. Having Ryan and his crew here makes our residents–and the Vancouver community–much healthier. Many of our residents love working out with the team so much that they… Read More

Determining Your Caloric Needs

Tailor your caloric intake based on your goals and activity level to get the most out of your workouts. Below is a table that will help you find your daily calorie intake range based on your activity level and goal. For example, if I was a moderately active individual that weighed 150 pounds (lbs) and had a goal… Read More