The goal of the program is to provide Special Olympics Virginia athletes and partners with an eight-week training program that will increase strength, flexibility, and overall physical performance from the comfort of their home or a team practice. Athletes will strive to demonstrate increased physical performance week over week with improved measurables for a variety of competitions.
The first step to compete is to register and download the Playbook. Registration will open August 1 and close August 22nd. The Playbook is your step-by-step guide to competing in the Fitness Combine and includes everything you’ll need to compete.
Scorecards will be submitted after week one, week four and week eight. Athletes will get a “Fitness Score” based on how much their Fitness Scores improve. Special Olympics Virginia will distribute virtual medals based on the final Fitness Score.
Fall Championships will look different this year. Due to restrictions on mass gatherings and health and safety concerns, events will more than likely be regional if deemed appropriate and focus on the Fitness Combine events.
There are 6.5 million people with Intellectual disabilities in the United States. They are two times as likely to be obese, two times as likely to have cardiovascular disease and asthma, two to four times as likely to be less physically active, five times as likely to have diabetes, and have a life expectancy sixteen years less than the average American. By participating in the 2020 Fall Fitness Combine, we will change those statistics and in result encourage, stronger, healthier and more physically active athletes.
Have questions? Want to learn more? Join us for one of our Fall Fitness Combine Webinar. Register below:
August 3rd – 7:00 PM – Fall Fitness Combine: Overview + Q&A· Register in advance for this meeting: Register For This Webinar
August 18th – 7:00 PM – Fall Fitness Combine: Overview + Q&A· Register in advance for this meeting: Register For This Webinar
August 26th – 7:00 PM – Fall Fitness Combine: What to expect now that you are registered· Register i n advance for this meeting: Register For This Webinar
Please contact your Region Director with any additional questions.