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Strength Chat #68: Ryan Lockard | Specialty Athletic Training

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The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat – hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.

Ryan Lockard and his team at Specialty Athletic Training work with a population of individuals who have been mostly forgotten and overlooked by the fitness world – those with special needs. Perhaps nobody we’ve had on the show thus far better embodies our mission and vision of “making the world a better place through strength” than Ryan and his team.

As one parent put it… “There is a special place in heaven for you and each and every one of your staff.” 

In his own words – the mission of Specialty Athletic Training is “…to make fitness fun and encourage self-esteem building and healthy lifestyle choices. We are passionate about the positive effects that exercise can have in the lives of our clients and their families!”

Ryan and his team have worked with hundreds of special needs individuals with Autism, Downs, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, and other mental/physical disabilities.

We are absolutely honored to have Ryan share his story with us and the listeners of Strength Chat. All of us here at Kabuki Strength have a heart for helping others, and we are excited to announce that early next year we will be hosting a charity Special Olympics powerlifting meet to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon, an incredible organization that works with special needs individuals and gives them an avenue and platform to better themselves. Stay tuned for more on this!

Ryan – thank you for being on the show, and we are very much excited to work with you in the future and make the world a better place through strength.

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