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Healthy LEAP into Fitness

Welcome to Healthy LEAP into Fitness!

Since the implementation of Healthy LEAP: Lifestyle, Education and Practice, Special Olympics Arizona has learned best practices through the program and discovered it was missing practical manners of implementing fitness into everyday routines. In 2018, SOAZ will be re-launching the program to include a fitness portion adapted for all levels! Adopted from SOfit from Special Olympics Minnesota, Healthy LEAP into Fitness will include a new chapter dedicated to educating and encouraging Athletes and partners on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through increased physical activity and improved daily nutrition. The Healthy LEAP into Fitness program allows SOAZ Athletes and Partners to experience a heightened social engagement and better emotional wellbeing as a byproduct of the inclusive and unified nature of this program.

The program is modeled to include health education, class educational activity, and a class workout that is provided from UpFitNFun.com! Like Healthy LEAP, this program is designed to be taught in an eight-week format- either as a team at practice or as a health promotion class. Each coach is given a Coach’s Manual with the complete health lesson and tools and every participant receives a Playbook where they are able to take notes and set personal goals. Healthy LEAP into Fitness is compromised of four pillars of health: emotional, nutritional, physical, and social that are each comprised of three lessons.

Gianna Zola
Health Programs Coordinator
Direct: 602.476.0853


  • Respect & Self- Esteem
  • Stress Management & Relaxation
  • Optional Lesson: Goal Setting & Decision Making


  • Balanced Meals: At Home & On the Run
  • Understanding Beverage Choices
  • Optional Lesson: Alcoholic Beverages (& Tobacco Too)


  • Strength, Endurance & Flexibility
  • Physical Wellness & Taking Care of My Body
  • Optional Lesson: Alternative Fitness


  • Relationships in My Life
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • Optional Lesson: Safe & Appropriate Boundaries

Check out the Healthy LEAP into Fitness Coach’s Manual and Playbooks below and stay tuned for more information!

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