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Our Virtual MOVEment is not just social clubs and dance parties – even though those are the fan favorites. SOMD's Virtual MOVEment is your healthy habits resource library! We have everything from exercise routines to games that you can play with your quarantine crew. There is so much content that it can definitely be a little overwhelming, so we hooked you up with a great resource library filter. Search by activity, topic, or sport to find the resource that is right for you!

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YAPpy Hour: Lesson 1

Our very first YAPpy Hour is tomorrow morning https://bit.ly/2UMl6V9! You and your young athlete will need a balance beam, poly spot, scarf, and arrow for this week's lesson. Don't worry...
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Fit5: Endurance Level 1

Challenge #2: Body movin', body movin', A1 sound, and the sound's so soothing. Get your blood pumpin' with this FIt5 Endurance Level video. Do each exercise for 30 seconds. Rest...
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SOMD Concert: David Godoy & Conor O’Shaughnessy

Special Olympics Maryland Athlete Leaders, David Godoy (Saxophone) and Conor O’Shaughnessy (Guitar) aren't letting COVID-19 get in the way of putting on a show! #VirtualMOVEment https://youtu.be/PBOEu68LJTE
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Athlete Leader: Peris Bennet Stretching Routine

Check out Athlete Leader, Peris Bennett's stretching routine! What's your go-to stretch? Remember to film your workout routines and share them in our #VirtualMOVEment group! https://bit.ly/2WS58Lx https://youtu.be/QHVNSrCyRRA
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Virtual MOVEment: Why I Joined

Special Olympics Maryland is a family, and family is what is need most these days. Why did you join the #VirtualMOVEment? Let us know on our Facebook group: https://bit.ly/2UMBoxb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eT8lqIDE7Q
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Sports Challenge: Opening Day

As Wild Bill Hagy would say, "O-R-I-O-L-E-S!" Opening Day at #OPACY is postponed, but you can still celebrate your hometown birds today. Post a video of you trying our Opening...
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Athlete Leader: Annu Singleton Warm-Up

Check out Special Olympics Maryland Athlete Leader, Annu Singleton getting warmed up to power walk and jog by going through his stretches. Be like Annu and send us your videos...
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Fit 5: Flexibility Level 1

Challenge #1 coming at you! Let's get warmed up and stretched out with this Fit5 Flexibility Level 1 video. Perform the following stretches for 30 seconds. Make sure to do...
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Welcome to our Virtual MOVEment!

It's the first official day of our #VirtualMOVEment campaign and Special Olympics Maryland Athlete Leader, Adam Hays, and President & CEO, Jim Schmutz are getting us warmed up with some...
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Full Body Workouts

Need an at-home workout to keep you healthy and active? Our Global Health Messengers have created various workouts with 6-7 exercises for all ability types so you can prepare your...
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National Sports Day

National Sports Day was founded in 2019 to celebrate athletes, families, and fans of all sports. National Sports Day is about the benefits of sporting competition. When the youth have...
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Walktober

Walktober is celebrated in October to increase healthy habits. It was made to help people get out and enjoy the fresh air. This is a holiday to promote pedestrian safety,...
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Family Health and Fitness Day

Family Health and Fitness Day USA is on the last Saturday of September and it’s a day that promotes physical activity and health with your loved ones. We share genes...
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National I Love My Feet Day

National I Love My Feet Day is a day to appreciate how valuable our feet are. Our feet put up with all the things we do in our everyday lives...
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National Stay Out of The Sun Day

Special Olympics Maryland is encouraging everyone to give your skin a break from that hot burning sun on National Stay Out of The Sun Day! Whether you choose to spend...
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National Running Day

Each year on the first Wednesday of June, people across the country participate in National Running Day. Whether you are new to running or have been running for years, today...
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Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month happens each year in April and shows the importance of being able to manage stress, especially when we don’t always notice it’s happening to us. Stress can...
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Healthy Athletes – Healthy Hearing

The Healthy Hearing discipline of Healthy Athletes provides comprehensive hearing screenings and follow-up recommendations. The main goals of this program are to inform athletes, parents, coaches or caregivers about the...
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Healthy Athletes – Fit Feet

https://youtu.be/UMPVR36FSeY General Foot Care (PDF) Athletes Get "Fit" For Games (Video) Other SOMD Healthy Athletes Disciplines
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90 Day Fit 5 Challenge Recap

Special Olympics Maryland Challenges you to a 90 Day Fit 5 Fitness Challenge designed to encourage athletes to create a healthier lifestyle by meeting their physical activity, nutrition, and hydration goals for 90 days....
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Maintaining Mental Health During the Holidays

A National Alliance of Mental Illness study showed that 64% of people with mental illness report holidays make their conditions worse. “For many people, the holiday season is not always...
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9/14 You Can Do It Zoomcast – Medal Stories

Monday, our athletes shared stories of their favorite Medal Moments from previous competitions during the biweekly You Can Do It Zoomcast! Check out the recording here, and feel as inspired...
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Kalkstein Chiropractic: (Ep. 6) Elbow Pain

Hey, tennis players (and all other athletes with elbow problems)! Episode 6 of Kalkstein Chiropractic's "The Top 20 Most. Common Injuries & Complaints with Athletes" is now live. This we...
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Challenge: Bob Signor Burpees with Unified Partner Mike Wenig

If you have gone to a Bob Signor basketball practice you have definitely done some burpees. Even though the basketball season is over, Unified Partner, Mike Wenig is staying active...
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Challenge: Justin Hunsinger Basketball Workout

Get your head in the game with this basketball workout lead by athlete leader Justin Hunsinger. Don't forget to comment your workouts or share them in our Virtual MOVEment Facebook...
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Challenge: McDaniel Women’s Soccer Team Workout

This week's sports challenge comes from the McDaniel Women's Soccer team! Check out this soccer workout including Ceover Mirrors and a Dribbling series. Thank you to McDaniel Women's Soccer Team...
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Sports Challenge: Ali McDonough Soccer Training

Ali McDonough, daughter of long time volunteer from Howard County, John McDonough sent us a workout challenge from the Big Apple. Follow along with the video or find the complete...
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Social Club: O’s Head Groundskeeper, Nicole Sherry

Nicole Sherry, Director, Field Operations/Head Groundskeeper for the Baltimore Orioles. Nicole is only one of two female Directors of Field Operations in Major League Baseball. Check out the recording from...
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Social Club: Tennis Talk with Gaby Dabrowski & Julian English

Professional tennis player, Gaby Dabrowski, and SOMD Athlete Leader Julian English talked tennis last night! Gaby is a Canadian Doubles Player ranked as high as 7 in the world. She...
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Sports Talk: Justin Hunsinger & Mark Turgeon

Tonight would have been the championship final for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and to fill your void we hosted a social club sports talk focused on your favorite March...
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Sports Challenge: Opening Day

As Wild Bill Hagy would say, "O-R-I-O-L-E-S!" Opening Day at #OPACY is postponed, but you can still celebrate your hometown birds today. Post a video of you trying our Opening...
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