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Building strength for employment success

How Exercise Physiology Transforms Lives – Building Strength for Employment Success

The Beginning: Overcoming Initial Challenges

When Adam first walked through our doors, he faced significant physical limitations. His core strength was minimal, he could barely lift 10 kilograms, and he struggled to complete more than two push ups. These challenges were significant roadblocks to achieving his dream job of working in a pool shop—a role demanding considerable functional capacity, including lifting and moving heavy items like bags of chlorine and salt.

Crafting a Personalised Program

Adam’s journey began with a focus on foundational strength and motor control. Our team at Hiya Health designed a comprehensive exercise physiology program that addressed his specific needs and goals. Initially, the emphasis was on:

  • Basic Strength Building: Improving core strength and overall muscular endurance.
  • Motor Skills Development: Enhancing coordination and motor control to perform everyday tasks more efficiently.
  • Emotional Regulation: Integrating emotional support and communication skills into his physical activity routine to boost his confidence and mental resilience.

Progress and Adaptation

As Adam’s physical capabilities improved, his program evolved to become more job specific. The focus shifted towards:

  • Functional Movements: Lifting, pushing, and pulling exercises to mimic the tasks he would encounter in a pool shop.
  • Endurance Training: Building stamina to ensure he could perform physically demanding tasks over extended periods.

In addition to physical conditioning, our sessions incorporated strategies for emotional regulation and communication. By encouraging Adam to express his feelings and engage in critical thinking during physical activities, we helped him build not only physical strength but also the mental and emotional resilience needed in a workplace setting.

Achieving the Dream

The results of Adam’s hard work and dedication were remarkable. He gained significant strength, enhanced his motor skills, and developed the emotional and communication tools necessary for success. Adam is now thriving in his role at a pool shop, confidently lifting heavy bags of chlorine and salt, and assisting customers with ease.

His story is a testament to how exercise physiology can go beyond physical fitness to encompass emotional and social development. By addressing the holistic needs of individuals with disabilities, we can help them unlock their potential and achieve their dreams.

The Broader Impact

Adam’s success highlights a crucial aspect of exercise physiology: its ability to empower individuals to overcome personal challenges and integrate into the workforce. This not only improves their quality of life but also enriches the community by fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

At Hiya Health, we are committed to supporting more individuals like Adam, providing them with the tools and support they need to transform their lives. Our tailored exercise physiology programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring they are equipped to achieve their personal and professional goals.


Adam’s journey is an inspiring example of the power of exercise physiology in helping individuals with disabilities achieve their career aspirations. Through personalised programs that build physical strength, improve motor skills, and enhance emotional well-being, we can make a significant difference in their lives. As Adam continues to grow and succeed, we are reminded of the profound impact that tailored physical activity and support can have on achieving dreams and fostering independence.

For anyone with similar goals or challenges, Adam’s story serves as a beacon of hope and a testament to the transformative power of dedicated, personalised care. At Hiya Health, we are proud to be a part of these incredible journeys, helping individuals achieve their dreams and lead fulfilling, empowered lives.

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