How to do sit-ups

 Sit-ups are an all around great exercise to develop and tone abdominal muscles. Working on core muscles can help to supercharge other workouts and improve balance. Here’s how to do sit-ups, brought to you by Specialty Athletic Training. Start in a full plank position with palms on the BOSU ball and hands in line… Read More

How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Q: How much protein do I need? A: This is a common question that our athletes at Lewis & Clark College ask because it is the known macro-nutrient that has an important role in the muscle building and recovery process when training. According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the average adult needs .8 grams… Read More

Special Needs Training – Bear Crawl Exercise

Ryan Lockard talks about special needs training with a bear crawl exercise. Ryan brings us another tip for special needs training in our weekly fitness video.  No equipment needed for this one!  The bear crawl is a great total body exercise for strength and improving body control.    1) Place both hands on the ground next to… Read More

The Fab 5 Eating Habits

Ryan Lockard gives us tips on the Fab 5 eating habits you need for a healthy diet. New to eating clean? Or ever wonder when you should eat your meals? Here are the Fab 5 eating habits that will help improve your nutrient timing, calorie control, and food selection. Eat every 2-4 hours: The average… Read More

Special Needs Workouts – Box Squats

Specialty Athletic Training demonstrates some exercises for special needs workouts. Ryan Lockard is back with this week with another exercise for special needs workouts.  If you are doing this with your child (or partner) they may have a difficult time maintaining proper posture or sitting down under control.  To help with this, simply stand in… Read More

Special Needs Fitness FAQ

Ryan Lockard answers frequently asked questions about special needs fitness tips. I often receive emails from personal trainers asking for exercise tips that would help them train a new client that has autism. Here are some ideas for special needs fitness routines and things to remember: 1. Program design process stays the same – People are looking… Read More

Special Needs Exercises – Superman

Specialty Athletic Training brings special needs exercises to Stephen’s Place Ryan Lockard of Specialty Athletic Training will be partnering with us every week for videos on special needs exercises. For today, this is a fun core exercise that you can do at home. You can also tailor the name to your child’s interest as well… Read More

What You Might Be Missing If You’re Vegetarian

Ryan Lockard of Specialty Athletic Training discusses health tips a vegetarian diet. Did you know that 70% of Americans suffer from ailments related to their diet, which can be improved from following a vegetarian diet? Or that it takes approximately 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef? There are several health… Read More

Stephen’s Place Exercises – Wall Presses

Stephen’s Place exercises brought to you in partnership with Specialty Athletic Training. Ryan Lockard will be pairing with us to do weekly Stephen’s Place exercises!  He will be giving us tips about fitness routines for individuals with developmental disabilities.  This move is great for those who are not able to do push-ups and need to… Read More

Special Needs Employment: Building Opportunities for All

Stephen’s Place works to create opportunities for special needs employment. As an Independent Apartment Community, we would go to the ends of the earth and back to help our residents feel fulfilled and capable. We offer a variety of means to support this. One area that often presents a challenge is in the area of… Read More