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 have started to compete for games in the Special Olympics; including Cheer, Basketball, Downhill Skiing, Dragon Boat, and Soccer. We’re so excited because the 2018 Special Olympics USA games will be held in Seattle this year!

Egg Rolls
For this week’s inclusive workout, we have a quick (and very delicious-sounding) core workout for you. If, incidentally, you’d like to eat as many egg rolls as you’d like without worrying about weight gain, here’s another post that will help those dreams come to fruition.



1) Sit upright on the ground and wrap arms around knees and lock hands together.

2) Under control, rock back, keeping knees hugged tight to your chest.

3) Roll onto your upper back and use the momentum to rock yourself back up.

Ryan Lockard talks about special needs training and tips for exercises.Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.