Stay Fit with SOMA – Week of 4/6/2020

Every week we’ll be posting exercise videos, nutrition tips, and more on our blog to provide you with opportunities to stay fit and active even at home! Plus – if you commit to stay fit you’ll receive even more exercises and tips!

Why you should Commit to Stay Fit with SOMA:

  1. Access to our athlete fitness dashboard
  2. Weekly email with the blog of the week and info on live fitness class
  3. Daily wellness goals
  4. Nutrition tips and recipes
  5. Winner of the week giveaway!

Commit to Stay Fit!

Exercise of the week – Burpees!

The exercise of the week is a burpee! Special Olympics Maine challenged us last week, so we’re taking on that challenge and passing it on to you! Burpees are a great way to strengthen multiple muscle groups and work on cardio as well. They can be modified in so many ways – check out the video below to see some ideas.

We challenge you to take a video of you doing 5 burpees, however is most comfortable for you, then post your video on social media using #StayFitWithSOMA. Tag a friend who you challenge to do 5 burpees!

See 5, Do 5, Give 5!

Submit a photo or video of you doing burpees and receive a free gift!

Join Fitness and Competition Coordinator Vicky DiNatale at 3pm on Wednesday for a live online fitness class via Zoom! Wear comfortable clothes and find a room with some space to work out. Don’t forget to have water available to rehydrate!

Join us Wednesday at 3 p.m.!

Our friends at Boxygen in Newton have a great series of at-home boxing videos for when you want to mix up your work out! No gloves or punching bag needed, just a fun way to work out from home.

Submit a video or photo of how you’re staying fit for a chance to be featured! 

Nutrition Tip – Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas


  • 8 oz. can black beans
  • a half cup of frozen or canned corn kernels 
  • 1/4 of a small red onion 
  • Half clove garlic (optional)
  • Pinch of fresh or canned cilantro (optional) 
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Taco seasoning  (optional) (I usually just add some Ground Cumin, Chili Powder and Smoked Paprika)
  • 5 taco sized tortillas 
  • Other Optional Ingredients: bell peppers
  • Optional Topping: Avocado or just a small amount of salsa


  • Drain the can of beans and rinse lightly. Place the beans in a large bowl and add the corn
  • If you have fresh cilantro-Rinse the cilantro, remove the leaves, and chop roughly. Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Add the cilantro, onion, garlic, and shredded cheese to the bowl with the beans and corn. Lastly, add some taco seasoning to the bowl. Stir everything until evenly mixed.
  • Place a half cup of the filling on one side of each tortilla and fold over. Cook in a skillet on both sides over medium heat until brown and crispy and the cheesy filling has melted.
  • To freeze the quesadillas, simply fill each one and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the freezer for one hour to solidify the quesadillas and then transfer to a freezer bag. To reheat either microwave (for a soft quesadilla) or cook in a skillet on low heat (make sure to use low heat so that the filling has time to thaw and melt before the outside burns).

Recipe from Budget Bytes

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