Fitness


Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt Hike with OSO Fitness Club

Buenos Nachos everyone!

You are all invited to a Cinco de Mayo Scavenger Hunt Hike with the Oxford Special Olympics Unified Sports Fitness Club!
Join us on Saturday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m.
Fitzgerald Track Trails in Woodbridge –  (Address of parking lot: near 134 Beecher Rd, Woodbridge, CT 06525, off of Center Rd / Rt. 114)
This trail is easy to navigate with benches to take a break.
We will walk, hunt for clues, and maybe win some prizes. It will be muy caliente!

Hope to see you there!
Your host, Mary Beth Morley
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Sean Morley
Volunteer Communications Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics

Oxford Fit 5

Oxford Special Olympics is excited to announce our participation in the brand new Special Olympics initiative, Fit 5.

Special Olympics International continues to innovate in its drive to improve the fitness, health, and overall wellness of its athletes. Special Olympics Connecticut has been on the forefront, most recently with the Unified Fitness Club, in which Oxford actively participates. Fit 5 is the next step – a multi-week program designed to educate our athletes on how fitness, nutrition and hydration impact their athletic performance and overall wellness. The goal is to provide them with the tools and motivation to make healthier lifestyle choices. Fit 5 focuses on three main wellness areas: physical activity, nutrition, and hydration. Goals for athletes include exercising 5 days per week, eating 5 fruits/vegetables per day and drinking 5 bottles of water per day. Athletes will also set their own goals that they see as achievable.

So what does this mean for Oxford? We will be starting a Fit 5 program, meeting Friday evenings at Oxford Center School, starting April 21 running through June 2. Each week we will cover practical information on fitness and nutrition, share our experiences, and participate in some fun activities. Maybe a walk – maybe a Zumba class. Participants will be asked to track how many days each week they exercise, how many servings of fruit and vegetables, and how many bottles of water they have each day. On the first and last session we will measure height, weight, waist size, and resting heart rate.

Interested? Partners and family are encouraged to sign up and participate as well. You can come for the activities and information even if you are not tracking. Please sign up at the link below so we know how many to expect. And don’t miss the first session on April 21st. Contact us if you have any questions.

Sign-up link: https://goo.gl/forms/eUJLHmYEeijaTg9E3

Sean Morley
Volunteer Communications Coordinator – Oxford Special Olympics


April Walks/Hikes

walkingThe OSO Unified Fitness Club is on the move!
We have upcoming events, and we need to know if you are coming!

=> SOCT Universal Pin Walk(PLEASE NOTE: the Universal Walk is only for club members duly registered with SOCT and as Unified Sports® Fitness club members.  If you are not registered, you would be permitted to transport family members but not participate in the walk)  Sunday, April 17, 2016, 9:30am at the Gunnery School, 22 Kirby Rd, Washington, CT. The Unified Fitness Club is about participation rather than competition. Instead of State Games they have Universal Walks so that teams can get together and have some friendly fun and fitness. Oxford has one of the more active groups, so we want to make a good showing. But we MUST register in advance – this week! – so we really, Really, REALLY need to know if you can attend.
PLEASE click the link below and register your intent.
http://goo.gl/forms/ghsIbTHCYc

The Universal Walk will feature a fitness walk, 5 activity stations, a healthy snack, and a souvenir pin.

=> OSO Hike/Walk, Sunday April 3 in Woodbridge. Fitzgerald / Cornfield Walking Path, corner of Center Rd and Beecher Rd, 1:00pm.

 


Oxford Special Olympics joins SOCT Unified Sports® Fitness Club

Oxford Special Olympics has had our 3rd hike/walk in 6 weeks, and some of the hikers have signed up with Special Olympics Unified Sports® Fitness Club (for more information see Unified Sports® Fitness Club).

The Club follows the Unified Sports® Recreational Model focusing on participation rather than competition. Each Club participant receives an individual tracking device which is used to monitor individual and Club progress. The Club provides the platform for individuals to challenge themselves and earn individual and Club rewards.

If Interested in joining us, please let Sean P. Morley or Larry Doherty know that you would like to join and we will see about enrolling you. (If you are affiliated with OSO and have your own FitBit or other device, you can also join us.)

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