The Special Olympics Connecticut Unified Sports® Fitness Club brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for regular fitness activity to enhance fitness and inspire friendships among participants. This program provides the platform for individuals to challenge themselves and earn individual and Club rewards. 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 using a comprehensive wellness curriculum that empowers them to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Fit 5 focuses on three main wellness areas:
• Physical Activity
• Exercise 5 days every week
• Eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day
• Drink 5 bottles of water every day
Performance Stations aim to link the elements of fitness and sports performance in a sports competition setting. Volunteers who oversee the performance stations provide hands-on learning and activities to athletes before and after they compete. Stations include a pre-competition warm-up, a post-competition cool-down, nutrition and hydration education as well as information on how athletes can continue to stay active during the off-season.