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Fit 5 at Loveland Center North Port

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ORGANIZATION: Special Olympics Florida - Healthy Athletes - West Coast

  • 1 person is interested

This is an in-person, series-based, class for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This class takes place once a week for one hour between 9am-1pm (based on volunteer availability and facility).

Fit 5 guides individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve goals such as exercising 5 days a week, eat 5 fruits and vegetables, and drink 5 bottles of water per day. Each week will focus on a different topic related to achieving these goals. Topics include nutrition, strength, endurance, dehydration, flexbility, and balance.

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About Special Olympics Florida - Healthy Athletes - West Coast

Location:

313 W Fletcher Ave, Tampa, FL 33612, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics Florida is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people with intellectual disabilities who wish to participate, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. The ultimate objective of Special Olympics Florida is to help people with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, by offering them a fair opportunity to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing the public’s awareness of their capabilities and needs.

Description

Healthy Communities is a model Special Olympics Health program addressing the severe health disparities faced by people with intellectual disabilities (ID) through immediate and long-term community-based solutions. Healthy Communities is working to increase access to quality health care and prevention programming to improve the health status of people with ID.

To address the health disparities faced by people with ID, Special Olympics Healthy Communities program offers the following programs:

Health screenings in 8 different disciplines known as Healthy Athletes
Year-round health, fitness, and wellness programs offered at Adult Day Training centers, schools, and recreation centers
Training for health and fitness professionals specific to serving persons with a vast array of intellectual and developmental disabilities
Opportunities to participate in community sports fitness and Special Olympics programs

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

6919 Outreach WayNorth Port, FL 34287

(27.05138,-82.24249)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Nutrition
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week for a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks

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