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!
Join Health & Fitness @ Home Facebook Group, for workouts, fitness and nutrition tips, and tons of social interaction.
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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:
Strong Minds Activity Cards: Interactive learning activities focused on developing adaptive coping skills.
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
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.
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.