ETB 36: Special Strong; Inclusive & Adaptive Fitness with Mike Lutey
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ETB 36 - In this episode I talk with Mike Lutey, owner of Special Strong - South East Houston. Special Strong provides science-based adaptive and inclusive fitness programs for children, adolescents, and adults with mental, physical and cognitive challenges.
Mike believes giving up his corporate job to become the very first franchise in Special Strong's history, is his calling. The franchise was founded in 2016 by Daniel and Trinity Stein. Daniel Stein was diagnosed with a learning disability, mood disorder and autoimmune issues at an early age and used specialized exercises to overcome his challenges.
Mike noticed with his sister Melissa, who has Down syndrome that after high school there were no real outlets for activity, fitness or even social outlets. That's one reason he puts a big emphasis on group classes. Melissa was a big inspiration for Mike making his career move. He saw so much growth when she was just part of a group.
Along with the group classes, Mike also offers one-on-one classes for anyone who needs that extra attention or maybe just needs to build up a trust factor before joining group activities.
Currently, his class offerings include Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Bounce Camp, Adaptive Aquatic Fitness and Adaptive Dance. Special Strong - South East Houston offers a 7 day free trial. Mike invites people to come in for a week and try all the classes. He says, "Come and try them out. See what you like, what works, what doesn’t work. We also have a free session for our one-on-ones. Come and try it all. We welcome that. "
Special Strong has a non-profit scholarship for services for anyone who may need it. See the link below.
Connect with Mike:
Special Strong Champions Foundation Sponsorship Application
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Embrace the Blessing Facebook Group: http://bit.ly/ETB4ME