On April 21, Las Vegas Raiders Punter A.J. Cole hosted a live online workout for Special Olympics athletes as a part of Health & Fitness @ Home. The interactive experience included a full exercise routine plus a Q&A session with local athletes. Thank you to the Raiders and NFL Play 60. Read about it at the official Raiders website.
We are excited to offer a new Healthy Athletes® interactive online program: Health & Fitness @ Home. This program helps Special Olympics athletes and supporters to stay healthy, motivated, engaged, and connected—@ home!
Check out the Daily Topic videos:
Health & Fitness @ Home has made the switch to go live daily via Zoom. These live events allow athletes to further engage with one another and ask questions. Recordings of each class will be shared via the Health & Fitness @ Home Facebook Group and will soon be available on this page.
— ALL TIMES & CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE —
Mondays @ 11 a.m. | The HARRY Hour Talk Show
Tuesdays @ 12 p.m. | Healthy Athletes Education
Wednesdays @ 6 p.m. | Self-Care Activities & Social Time
Thursdays @ 1 p.m. | Craft Corner
Fridays @ 10 a.m. | Fitness Workouts
Saturdays @ 11 a.m. | Dance Parties & Funtivities
Sundays @ 6 p.m. | Dance Parties & Funtivities
The Health & Fitness @ Home Facebook Group, is an inclusive, interactive, and engaging community with hundreds of Special Olympics Nevada athletes, coaches, families, supporters, and volunteers. We post new content every day to help keep you Healthy & Fit.
The Health & Fitness @ Home program includes the FIT 5 CHALLENGE. The FIT 5 CHALLENGE encourages and motivates regular exercise and healthy eating & nutrition. Athletes will also be given the choice to participate in the FIT 5 CHALLENGE and work toward 5 days of physical activity (30 minutes or more), 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day and 5 bottles of water (16 oz. or more) per day. Track your progress with the Fit 5 Challenge form each week for 6 weeks and receive a prize! Email your completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them in the Health & Fitness @ Home Facebook Group.
Six-Week Fitness Challenge form: A printable training guide with exercises each day to help athletes track their progress and stay in shape. Athletes are encouraged to cross off their progress each day and send in their completed form to email@example.com for a chance to win a prize.
Fit 5 Scavenger Hunt Sheet: While going for walk, use this sheet to see how many items you can spot.
Staying Fit at Home: A simple week-long calendar that athletes can follow to stay fit.
School of Strength (NEW): School of Strength is an interactive online platform that encourages athletes to participate in a fun and engaging training program that they can do in the comfort of their own homes. Developed in partnership with WWE superstar Becky Lynch, this series of videos, a fitness tracker, a coach’s playbook and a caregiver toolkit all contribute to helping athletes focus on nutrition and fitness and getting the most out of their workouts.
Free Exercise Programs: An extensive spreadsheet of free online exercise classes. At the top of the spreadsheet, select a tab to view only your interest.
Free classes by category:
Family Flash Cards: Fun and engaging flashcards featuring each of the individual activities and at home equipment modifications for families to use at home to run Young Athletes.
Young Athletes At Home: Guide for families and caregivers on how to run Young Athletes activities at home.
Young Athletes Videos: Videos demonstrating the individual Young Athletes activities.
Healthy Play at Home: Poster for families to track the various healthy behaviors they do at home.
Sleeping Tips: Graphic of six healthy tips for getting a good night's rest.
Strong Mind Tips: Graphic of six healthy tips for for Keeping a Strong Mind
Tips for talking to Children:
Special Olympics Health is made possible by the Golisano Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.