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Stay Fit With SOMA 6/22

This week’s theme is Sports Safety! 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 Sports Safety! Stay Safe While We Wait! If you have been practicing a sport recently it’s important to make sure you are practicing that sport as safely as possible! A lot of you are probably missing your summer sport seasons, your coaches, and your teammates. But while you wait, you may be trying new ways to stay fit. We encourage…

Author: Michael Redington

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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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Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 5/11

This week’s theme is Hydration! 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 hydration! Hydration = to add or absorb water! Your body is made up of about 60% of water.  Your body needs that much water so it can perform everyday tasks. Some of those tasks are: Protect your tissues, spinal cord, and joints Regulate body temperature Remove waste Help with digestion BUT when you sweat, exercise, go to the bathroom, even just…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA – Week of 5/ 4/2020

This week’s theme is Nutrition! 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 Nutrition!   A portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package, or at home. The difference between a portion and a serving size, is that a serving size is the amount of food listed on a product’s Nutrition Facts, or food label.  For example, the food label says that one serving size equals 1/2…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Stay Fit With SOMA! – Week of 4/27

This week’s theme is Strong Minds! 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 Strong Minds which is our Healthy Athlete discipline for emotional health. Strong Minds focuses on developing adaptive coping skills. During times like this, many of us might feel overwhelmed or stressed out so its important we all take time to learn and practice different strategies that will help us cope with stress in a healthy way! Below are tips for…

Author: Catherine Twing

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Vincent Pirro

Participating in Special Olympics has given Vincent Pirro the opportunity to be strong and healthy. Now 22 years old, Vincent began competing with Special Olympics at age 9. Last year he trained in 7 Special Olympics sports with the local program in Westfield: track & field, basketball, bowling, soccer, golf, power lifting and softball. Only 3 other athletes in Massachusetts, out of over 14,000, trained in that many. Out of the seven, his favorites are bowling, soccer, basketball and power lifting. His passion and dedication for power lifting was even noticed by the USA Power Lifting Organization during Summer…

Author: Catherine Twing

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