Special Olympics has teamed up with WWE star Becky Lynch to bring exercise videos into your home! The new “School of Strength” videos are a type of bootcamp for staying active at home while individuals are quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fitness resource is designed for people of all abilities.
The videos feature Lynch, along with Special Olympics athletes and trainers, doing different levels of a workouts from Superstar Trainer, to Champion Trainer, to Master Trainer. Lynch worked with the nonprofit to develop the courses of adaptive fitness videos and tools. The resources are free and offer individuals the opportunity to stay on track with their fitness goals while still having fun.
The videos feature varying levels of difficulty in flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance exercises. The goal is to encourage athletes to commit to a lifetime of fitness habits. The videos are also accompanied by downloadable interactive toolkits for coaches and caregivers that feature recipes, a fitness tracker, games, and health tips.
The School of Strength campaign was created in response to Special Olympics athletes’ requests for the development of more fitness resources that excite and inspire them to stay fit year-round. Especially now, these courses are especially important because, like many other athletes, they aren’t able to train or compete alongside their teammates.
“The goal is for everyone, no matter your fitness level, to benefit from these videos,” said Lynch told Special Olympics. “It’s important to me to join this campaign and support those who are breaking barriers for inclusion.”
Special Olympics fitness programs focus on physical activity, hydration and nutrition, and offer year-round fitness clubs, fitness challenges for friends and families, as well as wellness classes. The School of Strength campaign is the latest addition in a selection of fitness resources created for Special Olympics athletes. But these resources are available for anyone!
Go to www.specialolympics.org/school-of-strength to check out the School of Strength today!