Resources for Individuals with Disabilities -- Special Olympics Pennsylvania's "Commit To Fit" & "School of Strength" Virtual Fitness Programs

by Mr. Matt Aaron of Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Posted to 11 on 3/27/2020 at 5:16 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"Like so many of you and your organizations, Special Olympics PA has suspended our activities including all athlete trainings and competitions at least through the end of May. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"For individuals with disabilities, these can be particularly challenging times and isolation and inactivity are real problems. But, Special Olympics has developed two virtual health and fitness programs to address these challenges.  "},{"insert":"First, Special Olympics PA just launched a "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"“Commit To Fit” "},{"insert":"daily fitness program.  And, second, Special Olympics International and the WWE collaborated to create an exciting program entitled "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"“School Of Strength!” "},{"insert":"\n \nYou can read more about these programs below, and you can also find more info and links to all of the resources for both programs on our website at "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"link":"https://specialolympicspa.org/commit-to-fit"},"insert":"https://specialolympicspa.org/commit-to-fit"},{"insert":". \n\nThis is a great way for everyone to stay connected, healthy and active together! \n\nThanks and be well! \nFrom the team at Special Olympics PA\n \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"ADDITIONAL INFO:"},{"insert":"\n \n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"Commit to Fit:"},{"insert":"\n \nThe program includes: \n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Daily Workout Videos"},{"insert":": You can follow along with us across all of our social media channels at 10:30 a.m. EST, Monday-Friday"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"LIVE Workout Sessions"},{"insert":": Every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. EST."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Collaboration with Special Guests"},{"insert":": Join in on the fun with our athletes, coaches, volunteers, celebrity ambassadors and SOPA staff as we all Commit To Fit together!"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":" \nThe daily workout videos can be found on any of the Special Olympics PA social channels: "},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":"https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicspa"},"insert":"Facebook"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":"https://www.instagram.com/specialolympicspennsylvania/"},"insert":"Instagram"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":"https://twitter.com/specialolympipa"},"insert":"Twitter"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":", "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"white","link":"https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIWznUduljzz4_AXKUB9jRg?view_as=subscriber"},"insert":"YouTube"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":""},"insert":" and "},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"color":"#0088cc","background":"","link":"https://specialolympicspa.wordpress.com/"},"insert":"WordPress"},{"insert":". And, our LIVE workout training sessions will be broadcast every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY on our Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. EST.\n \n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true},"insert":"School of Strength:"},{"insert":"\n  \n"},{"attributes":{"underline":true,"bold":true,"background":"white","color":"#0088cc","link":"https://www.specialolympics.org/school-of-strength"},"insert":"School of Strength"},{"attributes":{"color":"#333333","background":"white","bold":true},"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"background":"white","bold":true},"insert":"is a"},{"attributes":{"background":"white"},"insert":"n 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, fitness tracker, coach’s playbook and caregiver toolkit all contribute to helping athletes focus on nutrition, fitness and getting the most out of their workouts."},{"insert":"\n \n"}]}


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