Welcome to Healthy LEAP into Fitness!
A SOfit Model
Since 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.
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!