Program Models

The following fitness resources and programs were created by Special Olympics Programs and have been replicated by other Special Olympics Programs around the world.

Over the past few years, SOI health metrics have shown the positive impact of fitness programming has on our athletes and their partners. Contact the Fitness Team at fitness@specialolympics.org or +1 (202) 715-6405 if you are interested in implementing a model in your Program.
UNIFIED FITNESS CLUB
Created by Special Olympics Connecticut, Unified Fitness Clubs bring together individuals with and without intellectual disabilities and provide opportunities to engage in regular physical activity and talk about good nutrition. The Club focuses on participation, rather than competition – keeping things FUN!
FIT FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
Created by Special Olympics Arkansas, this fitness challenge is designed for individuals with disabilities and their supporters to be active and eat healthy. Participants track their physical activity and nutrition to collect incentives while finding success in a healthier lifestyle.
Nutrition
Actifity
Combined Nutrition and Activity
SOfit
Created by Special Olympics Minnesota, SOfit offers individuals with and without intellectual disabilities a holistic, personalized education on physical activity, nutrition, emotional and social wellness.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS FITNESS GUIDE FOR SCHOOLS
The Special Olympics Fitness Guide for Schools is a resource that supports and encourages the implementation of fitness in Unified Champion Schools. This guide will introduce each endorsed fitness model and resource, provide tips for fitness implementation and programming, and identify the collaboration between fitness & the three components of Unified Champion Schools: Whole School Engagement, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Unified Sports.