Unified Fitness Club
The Special Olympics Connecticut Unified Fitness Club (UFC) brings together individuals with and without disabilities for activities that encourage fitness and inspire friendship. This program provides a platform for athletes to challenge themselves and earn personal and Club rewards.
Athletes can complete a variety of fitness activities at select locations throughout the state to receive exclusive Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT) pins commemorating their accomplishments. Check out some of our USFC fitness destinations across Connecticut here.
Fit 5 is designed to educate athletes on how fitness, nutrition, and hydration impact overall athletic performance. Athletes enrolled in the eight-week program are trained based on a comprehensive wellness curriculum that empowers them to make healthier lifestyle choices.
- Exercise 5 days every week
- Eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day
- Drink 5 bottles of water every day
Virtual Health & Fitness Activities
SOCT Fit 5 Facebook Group
This Facebook Group is designed to provide athletes with the tools and encouragement to stay active and healthy at home outside of practices and competitions. Zumba, yoga, strength training classes as well as healthy nutrition resources are posted regularly.
SOCT Fit 5 Portal
In addition to the SOCT Fit 5 Facebook Group, Special Olympics Connecticut offers an online portal where all of the virtual fitness activities we’ve created can be accessed year-round. This website is updated regularly with all of the resources provided to athletes to help them stay fit and active at home.
Performance Stations aim to connect elements of fitness and sports performance in a sports competition setting. Volunteers who oversee the performance stations provide hands-on learning activities to athletes before and after they compete. Stations include a pre-competition warm-up, post-competition cool-down, nutrition and hydration education as well as information on how athletes can continue to stay active during the off-season.