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The road to Orlando: Team Massachusetts ‘steps’ up its game

Author: Ali Phaneuf With just 6 months left until the 2022 USA Games, our athletes are in crunch mode to train, practices, and prepare to compete at their highest level. How are they doing this? Well, one way is through the Special Olympics Fitness Challenge. The challenge, which started on Monday January 10th and ends May 29th, encourages Special Olympics athletes, partners, coaches, and other delegates to achieve ONE MILLION steps over the course of 20 weeks. According to our Manager of Community Engagement and Fitness, Vicky DiNatale, “This challenge will allow our athletes to focus on fitness outside…

Author: Ali Phaneuf

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Boston Bruins inspired work out

With the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals, we are counting down the minutes until the next game. If you’re also a huge B’s fan, we’ve got a fun work out for you! Below are common events that happen during a hockey game. Every time one of these things happens, do  the corresponding exercise! Bruins score a goal: 10-20 Jumping Jacks Your favorite player scores: 15-20 Sit Ups Bruins get a penalty: 15-20 Couch Squats Blues get a penalty: 5-10 Push Ups Bruins player gets a HATRICK: High Knees for 30-45 seconds Power Play: 10 Side Leg raises…

Author: Charles Hirsch

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Wellness Wednesday with Beth

  Introducing Wellness Wednesday with Beth Donahue! As a freshly minted Special Olympics Health Messenger, Beth will be helping to share wellness tips to make sure we are all staying healthy during and in-between sports seasons. In addition to regular sport specific training, general wellness can play a part in an even more healthy lifestyle. By working out and eating well, you will be more healthy and a better athlete when it comes time to compete! In the inaugural episode, Beth along with her workout partners, Gina and Gregg, teach her audience the squat. With proper technique the squat…

Author: Charles Hirsch

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Families are Getting Fit Together

Thanks to the Metrowest YMCA and Special Olympics Massachusetts Keeping fit and healthy is on most people’s to do list. For many families finding the time can be difficult. Incorporating your workout with the entire family can solve that problem. The Metrowest YMCA in Framingham is offering such an option. Working with Special Olympics Massachusetts the Y has created a Fit Families Challenge for groups of four, whether it’s a family unit or an individual with three members of their support group, connected to Special Olympics. The six week program started with a one hour assessment where each family…

Author: Special Olympics Massachusetts

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