BSAC is pleased to welcome Specially Fit to campus, a program intended to help those with special needs stay physically active. Founder Marky Oliver graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, bringing experience as a CrossFit competitor and D1 college athlete.
Marky’s journey with Specially Fit started when one of his personal training clients brought her special needs foster children to the gym during a session. He offered to put together a free fitness program for them, then watched as their body confidence grew. After sharing a training video on Facebook, his special needs clients started to increase.
Specially Fit now offers fitness programming to more than 100 individuals with special needs, all free of charge. This program teaches self-discipline, exercise routines, and the importance of making healthy food choices while encouraging participation in the Special Olympics. Over 60% of individuals with special needs are also overweight, making Specially Fit a wonderful resource for the Brandon community.
Students in BSAC’s T.R.I.D.E.N.T. program will now have full access to Specially Fit programming free of charge, right here on our main campus. Classes will be held in the MMA room multiple times a week with the addition of special needs volleyball practice in the near future.
“Specially Fit has changed my life and it’s changed the way I view things,” said Oliver. “My students don’t judge anyone, they’re always happy and they inspire me to live my life in that way as well.”
This new programming will not only help special needs individuals gain control of their health, but it will also reinforce personal life skills taught in T.R.I.D.E.N.T. such as eye contact, socialization, and independence.
We are delighted to welcome Marky Oliver and Specially Fit to BSAC as we continue fulfilling our mission of special needs education in the Brandon community.
Learn more about Specially Fit Here: https://www.abcactionnews.com/
Written By: BSAC Marketing Director Carli Walko