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Stay Fit With SOMA 6/15

This week’s theme is BINGO! Have fun working out to fill out the SOMA fitness BINGO board! Download the board,  to unlock the workouts  and links in each box. Challenge your family and friends to see who can fill out the entire BINGO board first. Don’t forget to share your score on social media by tagging @SpecialOlympicsMA and #StayFitWithSOMA. Here is a look at the SOMA Bingo Edition! Finished with SOMA Bingo? Check out these other bingo boards Special Olympics Bingo #1 Special Olympics Bingo #2 Special Olympic Bingo #3 For more about exercise, nutrition and hydration, Commit To…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit with SOMA 6/8

This week’s theme is Fit 5! Every week we have been posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on Fit 5! What is Fit 5? Fit 5 is a guide that will help you as athletes achieve your personal best in 3 categories: fitness, health, sport performance by learning about exercise, nutrition and hydration. What is a goal? Something you work hard to achieve or accomplish What are Fit 5 Goals? Track your goals with a tracker! You can…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 6/1

This week’s theme is Good Hygiene! Every week we have been posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on Good Hygiene! Good Hygiene = any practice or activity that you do to keep yourself healthy and clean! “Handwashing is the single most import means of preventing the spread of infection” – U.S. Centers for Disease Control Here are some tips to practice good hygiene (taken from the National Federation of State High School Associations): Wash your hands with soap and…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 5/26

This week’s theme is Live Fitness Wednesday! Every week we have been posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on the different Live Fitness Classes we have coming up the next 4 weeks! Tomorrow, Wednesday 5/27: **PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THIS WEEKS WORKOUT (THIS WEDNESDAY IS AT 5PM NOT 3PM) Brendan Alyward of Unified Health and Performance has chosen Special Olympics to be part of his Zoom Charity Workout Series.  Special Olympics athletes are welcomed to join…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA – Virtual Summer Games Challenges

This week’s theme is Virtual Summer Games! Every week we have been posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This blog will focus on Virtual Summer Games! This year, please join us for Virtual Summer Games! This event is open to everyone and is a safe way to compete amongst your friends and peers from across the state. Train and compete from home and come together virtually to celebrate your accomplishments via Facebook and YouTube on June 12th and 13th, 2020. Step #1: PRACTICE…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Tennis Sport Specific Trainings

Sport Specific Skills Sport Specific Skill#1: Hand Eye Coordination Variations Small Ball Dribble: Get a small ball like a tennis ball and dribble it like you would a basketball. Wall Ball Bounce: With the same small ball from the first exercise toss a ball at a wall underhand and try to catch it with just one hand. Balloon keep-up: Blow up a balloon and try to keep it up in the air as long as possible  Juggle: Get multiple small balls and try to juggle them add more balls to make it harder Sport Specific Skill#2: Serve Serving is…

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Swimming Sport Specific Trainings

Sport Specific Exercises Since practicing specific swimming skills would require a pool, take this time to work on exercises that will help improve your performance the next time you jump in the pool. Swimming Specific Exercise#1: Squat Jumps Helps build the muscles in your legs for kicking, your core, and practices shoulder-extension. Complete 5-10 of them per round and do 1-3 total rounds: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Start by doing a regular squat, then tighten your core and jump up explosively! Raise your arms up towards the sky and reach up with your fingertips as high as…

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Volleyball Sport Specific Trainings

Sport Specific Skills Sport Specific Skill#1: Hand Eye Coordination Variations Small Ball Dribble: Get a small ball like a tennis ball and dribble it like you would a basketball. (You can start with a bigger ball then switch to a smaller size once that ball gets easy) Wall Ball Bounce: With the same small ball from the first exercise toss a ball at a wall underhand and try to catch it with just one hand. Balloon keep-up: Blow up a balloon and try to keep it up in the air as long as possible Sport Specific Skill#2: Serve You…

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Grocery Store Aisle Tips

Tips For Every Aisle Use the following tips, from ChooseMyPlate, to fill your cart with budget-friendly and healthy options from each food group. Fruits and Vegetables Where to find them: Find fruits and vegetables in the produce section, frozen foods and in the canned and pantry food aisles. Compare prices to find the best buys. Tips: Buy “in season” produce. They are usually less expensive and are at their peak flavor. Buy only what you can use before it spoils. For more info check out the “Seasonal Produce Guide” from SNAP-Ed Connection. Try buying canned. Choose fruit canned in…

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Healthy Recipes- Meals

It can be easy to eat healthy at home! You just need to have the right ingredients (and you probably have many of them right in your pantry or refrigerator!) Here are some of our favorite meal ideas – check them out: Breakfast Recipes: Baked Egg Muffins Egg White Omelet Breakfast Banana Split Banana Oat Pancakes Smoothies Lunch Recipes: Chicken Tenders Turkey Avocado Wrap Roasted Red Pepper and Hummus Sandwich How to make a healthier salad   Dinner Recipes: Baked Salmon One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies Taco Salad Three Cheese Penne Pasta Snack Recipes: Ants on a Log…

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