Behavioral Fitness Training uses movement-based exercises to reduce behavioral issues,
improve and increase daily focus and productivity, strengthen functional movement patterns, improve overall health, increase social interaction, and meet sensory needs of the individual.
Behavioral Fitness Training program is designed to teach:
- the trainer the behavioral aspect,
- the clinician the fitness component, and
- the parents and family the family-based fitness program.
In Bret's experience, the availability of formal fitness training programs for these individuals is very limited. Why? Bret believes there’s a disconnect: personal trainers who understand the exercise concepts are not educated to work with kids or adults with special needs, while clinical staff with medical and psychology backgrounds often lack knowledge of fitness programming. Another complicating factor: the parents of children with special needs require extra help establishing a fitness program to follow at home.