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Join Team Massachusetts In the SONA Move Challenge!

Move with Team Massachusetts! To begin their training towards Orlando 2022, Team Massachusetts will compete in the  Special Olympics North America Move Challenge! Join them on their training journey! WHAT:Special Olympics North America presents the SONA Move Challenge, an 8-week movement challenge to see how many minutes of exercise participants can complete each week. WHO: You can participate in the SONA Move Challenge as: an Individual (Special Olympics athletes only) a Traditional doubles (two Special Olympics athletes) a Unified doubles (a Special Olympics athlete and Unified partner) a Traditional team (all Special Olympics athletes) a Unified team (Special Olympics…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Staying Fit With SOMA 11/23

Having a Happy& Healthy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving this year might look a little different but no matter what its important that we have a healthy and safe day!  Here are some useful tips that will allow you to enjoy Thanksgivings while staying safe, healthy and not losing sight of your fitness goal. Do Something Active During The Day-   Just because your going to eat potatoes doesn’t mean you should be a couch potato! Do your regular gym session, go for a walk, run, bike, hike, or play catch football (socially distant)! Sign Up for the Special Olympics Massachusetts Virtual…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Wednesday Live Fitness Update

No Live Fitness this week! Special Olympics Massachusetts will be closed on Veterans Day. There will be NO live fitness on Wednesday November 11th, 2020. Live fitness will return next week November 18th at 3PM. BUT… Dont miss a workout! Its important to still be active today. Here are some ways to still be active Go for a walk, run or bike outside! Have a dance party! Try some Fit 5 Exercises Or click on the video below to do one of our past live fitness workouts!

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/14

This week’s theme is: A Football Themed Workout Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog is a workout inspired by the start of football season! Football Themed Workout This workout is a body weight workout meaning no equipment is necessary! It can be done inside or outside, whichever you prefer. Tight or small space to work out in? No problem! Each of these exercises can be done in small spaces. Modifications for each exercise is available.  The…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 9/7

This week’s theme is: A Healthy Grocery Store List! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This weeks blog will focus on an example of a grocery store list that not only is healthy, makes lots of different meals but is also within a budget! Why Create A Grocery Store List Before we begin, I want to ask you a question, do you make a grocery store list before you go food shopping? If you answered, yes, then great!! If…

Author: Vick DiNatale

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/17

This week’s theme is Pre-Workout Foods! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This video blog will focus on 6 great foods to eat before you workout. It’s recommended to consume a full meal with carbs, protein, and healthy fats 2–3 hours before your workout. But for meals eaten closer to your workout, choose simpler carbs and some protein. Foods that are simple to digest will help prevent any stomach discomfort during exercise. 6 Pre-Workout Foods Bananas– Bananas are nature’s…

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/10

This week’s theme is Strong Bones! Every week we post 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 how to build healthy bones. There are many different ways to strengthen your bones. Having strong bones can help your sports performance and daily life! Our bones help provide structure, protect our organs, support muscles, and store calcium. It’s especially important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence. But you can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health,…

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With SOMA 8/3

This week’s theme is Stress Relief! Every week we post 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 ways to relieve stress. Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. In fact, 70% of adults in the United States say they feel stress or anxiety daily. It’s totally normal to feel stressed, but remember that these feelings don’t last forever! There are a TON of different ways to help relieve stress. Exercise Almost any type of physical activity can…

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With SOMA 7/27

This week’s theme is Physical Activity! Every week we post 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 how to get physically active, even outside of sports practice. There are many ways to be physically active. Certain kinds of exercise can help you improve the skills needed for your sport. It can even help other things in your life! Being physically active improves sleep, improves mood, and increases energy. It also helps lower blood pressure, manage weight, and strengthen bones….

Author: Michael Redington

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Stay Fit With SOMA 7/20

This week’s theme is Sun Safety! Every week we post exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! This video blog will focus on how to stay safe while enjoying the sun this summer. UV rays from the sun can cause cancer. Damage from sun exposure builds up over time, so sun protection should start at an early age! Seek shade, especially during midday hours. Umbrellas, trees, or other shelters can provide relief from the sun. Be extra careful around surfaces that reflect the sun’s…

Author: Michael Redington

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