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 us in March 2021 for our inaugural Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada Healthy Athletes Month to bring our communities together in support of inclusive health.
Healthy Athletes Month will feature daily Zoom classes covering health, nutrition, fitness, hygiene, social skills, emotional well-being and stress relief, and more. Classes will be led by trained health professionals and Special Olympics staff, along with Athlete Leaders. Healthy Athletes Month will also include social time and fun activities to connect athletes and families.
March Healthy Athletes Month Calendar: Check out what activities we are offering! (Activities & times are subject to change.)
Passport to Health: Download the Special Olympics Northern California & Nevada Passport to Health for lessons, activities, and vital health information.
Video Library: Visit our Video Library to find recordings of all the Healthy Athletes Month Zoom sessions.
The HARRY Hour is a monthly Zoom call for athletes hosted by Special Olympics Nevada Sr. Director, Harry Mong III. Featuring special guests, Clinical Directors and Special Olympics staff, athletes learn health tips, participate in social time, dancing and crafts.
Join our Health & Fitness @ Home Facebook Group for workouts, fitness and nutrition tips, and tons of social interaction!
Check out the Daily Topic videos:
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 this fun downloadable 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 Healthy Snacks: Healthy snack ideas to stay strong all day.
Fit 5 Rainbow: Eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables
Fit 5 Scavenger Hunt Sheet: While going for walk, use this sheet to see how many items you can spot.
San Francisco 49ers lead our athletes through a live work out: 49ers PREP joined us with 49ers Offensive Lineman Daniel Brunskill & Sourdough Sam for an inclusive workout alongside Special Olympics athletes. Check out the full recording and follow along.
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. We’re excited to see SONC Athlete Stephanie as a part of School of Strength!
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.