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Challenging Autism With Exercise Featuring David Geslak

  •  Season 3, Episode 7

For those with autism, exercise goes beyond the health-related benefits. Today’s episode features David Geslak, a published author and subject matter expert who is passionate about educating fit pros about the benefits of exercise for people with autism.

The expanding research reveals that exercise can increase attention span, reduce stress, enhance language development and reduce stereotypical behaviors. And this community needs your guidance! Geslak, who has trained professionals around the world, will teach visual strategies, exercises and structured routines so you can have a profound and positive impact on this growing community.

In addition to speaking and writing on the topic, he also has a TV show called “Coach Dave,” on the Autism Channel. In collaboration with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, David created an autism exercise video series that now has more than half a million views. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in health promotion and is an ACSM-certified exercise physiologist and a NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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