All the video sessions in the School of Strength series were made by six Special Olympics athletes and WWE star Becky Lynch. The series was created to help people with disabilities participate in physical exercises from the comfort of their homes, the series comprises of several fitness video sessions that can help promote flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance through exercises. The exercise sessions ranges from jumping jacks to leg lifts and super squats. The School of Strength series is accompanied by recipes, games, a fitness tracker and other health tips.
"Adequate physical exercise is needed at this time of social distancing because life for many people with developmental disabilities has become largely sedentary. The major aim of Special Olympics is to make everyone, regardless of their ability or fitness level, benefit from these videos,” said Lynch.
"The workout videos in the School of Strength series was created even before we canceled our annual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with everyone staying indoors, the videos are even more valuable, you can catch the fun of Special Olympics while exercising. Our video sessions are created with the safety of participants at heart, you only have to follow instructions. The series is a virtual class with virtual exercise instructors. Brace up, get busy and keep fit," Alicia Bazzano, chief health officer at Special Olympics said. “The School of Strength campaign will encourage our athletes to stay committed to their health journeys during these tough times, it will also help them maintain their fitness goal."
The School of Strength series has a lot of adaptive exercises that can be done indoors, it can be purchased on School of Strength website.