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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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Strong Minds Bingo Challenge

Join SOMD in a 4-week virtual Challenge that focuses on various Self Care / Strong Minds strategies that work best for you. Complete one strategy a day and then cross...
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Healthy Athletes: Year End Review

Special Olympics Maryland’s Healthy Athletes Program has been very busy during the 2022–2023 year! 4 extensive health screening opportunities were hosted across the state for 497 individuals with a mental...
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MedFest Event at UMD Xfinity Center

On January 11th & 12, SOMD held our very first MedFest event at UMD Xfinity Center to help over 200 Prince Georges County Public School (PGCPS) students receive their updated...
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Inclusive Health & Medical Advocacy Trainings

Over the past few months, our Inclusive Health & Fitness team along with SOMD Athlete Leaders have held Medical Advocacy Trainings. These trainings were aimed to target health professionals and...
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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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World Mental Health Day

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make...
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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 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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Healthy Athletes – Health Promotion

Health Promotion, a discipline of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, focuses on healthy living, healthy lifestyle choices, and nation-specific health issues. In addition to health education activities, health Promotion offers screenings...
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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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How To: Post Your Videos

How-To #4: You've created and edited your first video... now share them with us! Make sure to post your videos and tag Special Olympics Maryland using the hashtag #VirtualMOVEment. See...
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How To: Invite Your Friends

How-To #5: Follow the simple steps in this video to invite your friends to join the Virtual MOVEment Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28630... https://youtu.be/mn_tPocofn0
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How To: Filming Tips

How-To #2: Now that you have all of our filming tips, you are ready to make #VirtualMOVEment videos. Shoot your own test video today and check back in tomorrow to...
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How To: How to Edit Videos

How-To #3: If you have recorded a very long video and need to split it into short clips, or get rid of unwanted parts of a video, you can follow...
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2023 Summer Games Recap

Summer Games are the best time of the year for the 15,558 athletes and Unified® teammates across the state. From sports to inclusive health opportunities, to athlete leadership, this time...
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2023 Basketball State Championships

https://youtu.be/neA2q72695k 350 athletes hit the courts March 24th & 25th, competing in 5v5 Traditional, Unified Teams, Individual Skills, 3v3 PDU, 3v3 Traditional, and 5v5 Player Development at the 2023 Basketball...
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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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