Health & Fitness Programming
STAYING FIT IS MORE THAN JUST SPORTS.
Our health and fitness programming is meant to provide our coaches and athletes with the resources and tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle outside of sports. Learn more about the programs we offer to help promote this lifestyle outside of sports!
SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS FIT 5 PROGRAM
Fit 5 is a program designed and led by coaches/coordinators to keep track of their athlete’s exercise, nutrition, and hydration. Staying fit is more than participating in sports. It’s a lifestyle. The program consists of tracking and recording your athlete’s exercise 5 days per week, eating 5 fruits/vegetables per day, and drinking 5 bottles of water per day. Coaches will be given a toolkit that will provide them with information and resources on how to achieve the Fit 5 goals of their athletes. These tools include Fitness Cards for exercise, a week-by-week fitness guide, and tracking charts for their athletes. Fitness can start at home and transcend onto the playing field. Carrying out Fit 5 as a coach is easy and helps your athletes prioritize health and wellness. Implementing Fit 5 can mean your team’s fitness is on the right track.
FIT 5 GUIDE
Fit 5 is based on the three simple goals of exercising 5 days per week, eating 5 total fruits and vegetables per day and drinking 5 water bottles of water per day
These Fitness Cards offer endurance, strength, flexibility and balance exercises to challenge all abilities. The Fitness Cards exercises can be done at practice, at the gym, or even at home. View or download the full set of cards here.