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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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90 Day Fit 5 Fitness Challenge

Did you know that it takes 21 days to make a habit and 90 days to make it a permanent lifestyle change? The 21/90 rule states that once you have...

#WellnessWednesday David Godoy logs over 100 miles for #VTR

Global Health Messenger and Athlete Leader, David Godoy has consistently logged miles all summer for the #VirtualTorchRun and is an incredible example of an athlete prioritizing their health this #WellnessWednesday...

Inclusive Research Project

The Special Olympics Inclusive Research Team is looking for participants for their study. The team is researching the health, wellbeing, and social connectedness of Special Olympics athletes and their families...

Virtual MOVEment

Like most organizations that host large-scale, in-person events, we were forced to get creative last year. On March 7th of 2020, we hosted our last basketball qualifier at Garrison Forest....

Hello from Tokyo with Team Canada’s Gaby Dabrowski

Spend some time at Olympic Village with our Gaby Dabrowski. Gaby is a professional tennis player who has become a friend to Special Olympics Maryland over the past year. Last...

Upcoming Week July 26th – August 1st

This week we have multiple virtual offerings such as our Coffee Chats, Mindful Meditation sessions, and great social clubs like the Justin and Jim Sports Show, concluding with our epic...

#WellnessWednesday Health Messenger Series – David Godoy Stretches

Below you will find a stretching series from Health Messenger, David Godoy, watch these videos and get a full upper body stretching session in whenever you need it. Tricep Stretches...

Upcoming Week July 19th – 25th

This #UpcomingWeek offers a ton of #VirtualMOVEment opportunities such as Karaoke w/ host Abby Knight, 70’s Glam Rock-themed Dance party, and a meditation session to start and end your week!...

7/13 MOVEment Meeting – Yoga with Sam Boyd

https://youtu.be/MHE3asasXwg Couldn't join us on Tuesday for our MOVEment Meeting? Don't worry you can join staff member, Sam Boyd in a nice relaxing yoga session anytime you need a short...

Upcoming Week July 12th – 18th

This week YAPpy Hour sessions are back but only twice a week and with new times, A You Can Do It to start your week tonight at 7:30 PM, and...

Upcoming Week July 5th – 11th

We hope you enjoyed your long 4th of July weekend and were able to take a little break because this #UpcomingWeek we have plenty of virtual opportunities! Check out the...

Upcoming Week June 28 – July 4th

This #UpcomingWeek we aren't offering any Social Clubs or MOVEment Meetings, but we still have our weekly events! If you need some ways to stay active this week, take a...
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Best Practices: Filming Videos

In our new virtual world, the demand for video and digital content has increased exponentially. We want to be able to feature all of our 8,716 athletes and our entire...

#WellnessWednesday: A Healthy Thanksgiving Plate

The results for #WellnessWednesday are in, and the winner was Healthy Thanksgiving! It can be hard to stick to a healthy diet with all of the food offered on Thanksgiving,...

Strong Minds: Self Care

Self-care is important for EVERYONE! While you are running around taking care of your household, remember to set time aside to allow your family to refresh. Check out this awesome...

10/29 Social Club: Halloween Pumpkins

Do you want to carve and design the best pumpkin in your neighborhood while showing off your awesome Halloween costume without leaving the house? Watch the replay of our Pumpkin...

10/27 Social Club: Tom Colicchio

If you weren't able to join us for top-notch our Social Club with Top Chef host, Chef Tom Colicchio and SOMD’s own, Alexa Carney and Sam Livingston, check out the...

Pizza to the Polls!

Americans are hungry for democracy and are turning out in record numbers to vote. But that means long lines and sometimes empty stomachs. Fortunately, Pizza to the Polls is here...

Voting Safely!

If you decided to Vote in person, rather than mail-in ballot we have all of the tips and tricks for a safe and fun voting experience! If you don’t know...

Upcoming Week October 26th – 31st

It’s the spookiest week of the year, and we have a week packed with the most thrilling events and announcements. Check out the fun-filled events early and get ready for...

Virtual Torch Run: Bruce and Mark Worley Talk Running

Bruce and Mark Worley are distance runners from Howard County who have been running for nearly 30 years and they don’t plan to stop anytime soon! The brother's advice to...

Voting in Maryland

Ballotpedia is a great resource that will help you learn all about what is on the Maryland election ballot this year. If you just enter your address you can see...

Did you know? You can have help with voting!

If you have a disability or are unable to read or write, you may have help requesting a mail-in ballot and voting. Any person can help you except: A candidate...

MOVEment Meeting with Willie Okobokekeimei

This week our #VirtualMOVEment Member of the Week was your MOVEment Meeting Coach from last Friday! Willie is an active member of the Virtual MOVEment group, participates in most virtual...
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...