Commit to Fit, Volume 20

Welcome to a new week, which means — a new opportunity to stay in shape together!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Today, we’re proud to offer the 20th workout in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—™๐—œ๐—ง video series! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽโ˜บ๏ธ

Today’s session is led by the Exercise Physiologist at the Sheetz Center for Shwellness, Breana Veckov! Breana will demonstrate how to make your own homemade kettle bell and then two exercises for us: kettle bell swings and sumo squats to upright rows! We can’t wait to get going with this workout!
Remember to keep checking back every weekday at 10:30 a.m. EST for a new workout video. And we’ll see you on Facebook tonight at 7 p.m. for a live Commit to Fit workout!

And remember — check back every weekday at 10:30 a.m. EST for a new workout video. If you missed any of the previous workouts, you can find them here:

Join us for the LIVE Virtual Beaver Stadium Run!

๐—›๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ผ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜‚๐—บ ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ป, ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐˜† Sheetz! ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ

While we’re so sad we can’t all be together in Happy Valley on this BEAUTIFUL Sunday, we’re excited that we have the ability to gather virtually and celebrate the things that make this event so meaningful to so many people. We’re overjoyed by the number of virtual participants we’ve seen register so far. Words can’t express how much your support means to the nearly 20,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout the state.

We now invite you to grab some brunch, find a comfortable spot on the couch and join us as we present this year’s VIRTUAL Beaver Stadium Run! And remember… WE ARE — Stronger Together!!

#VirtualBSR | #InclusionRevolution

Special Olympics Pennsylvania #50for50: Jocelynn Vigo & Kristy Whitekettle

#50for50: Volume 21
โ–ช๏ธ Jocelynn Vigo & Kristy Whitekettle
โ–ช๏ธ 14 & 41 years old
โ–ช๏ธ Berks County

Jocelynn: “Gymnastics. That was my first sport. I was really scared, but they were very welcoming. I was afraid I was going to mess up or fall on the balance beam. But I did floor, vault, balance beam and bars. I like being on a team. I like making friends. My favorite is vault. It just kinda speaks to me. … The first time I went to Penn State was in 2016. It was weird to stay in a dorm room. I liked meeting the Penn State athletes at the dance and the Creamery was cool. … I do diamond art. There’s these little diamonds and you take them, one by one, and put it on this canvas. I like to learn how to do makeup and I like to bake, too.”

Kristy: ” School was very rough for Jocelynn. To look at her, you don’t see disabilities. To other students, it was just, ‘she’s the weaker one.’ There was some bullying and things like that. It was not a very good situation. A lot of that weighed on her, being teased and picked on. Her way of coping with her disabilities was to find ways to hide them so people didn’t know they were there. But going to Special Olympics gave her the opportunity to realize, ‘it’s OK, this is how I’m made. I can be me and be free and it’s OK.’ They were welcoming and accepting and helped her see it was OK to be who she is. … Having worked in the field for 20-some years, I knew that Special Olympics was available for Jocelynn. I was looking for somewhere that she could participate that was a little more open and accepting of her abilities. A place that she wouldn’t feel embarrassed or stick out from the rest. I was previously a vocational instructor for adults with developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities and recently I went back to college and got a degree in social science and psychology. I’m a Program Specialist at Prospectus Berco, a vocational center. … She did really enjoy staying on campus. She felt important. She got her Penn State pass and she kept it. It was her first big, ‘put herself out there’ kind of thing. That was big for her because she does have some anxiety, so she doesn’t always step out of her comfort zone. We still have that pass hanging on the wall with her medals and it says ‘No. 1 Gymnast.'”

Commit to Fit, Volume 19

If you’ve always been wondering whether or not our President & CEO is in fantastic shape, today we’ve got the answer!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Join the 19th workout in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—™๐—œ๐—ง video series as we get ready for Sunday’s 2020 Paterno Family Virtual Beaver Stadium Run! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽโ˜บ๏ธ

Today’s session is led byย Special Olympics Pennsylvaniaย President & CEO Matt Aaron! Matt will demonstrate two exercises for us: lunges and high knees! We, like Matt, are so excited for theย #VirtualBSRย and hope you can join us for this event from wherever you are! Just visitย www.stadiumrun.orgย for more info.

And remember — check back every weekday at 10:30 a.m. EST for a new workout video. If you missed any of the previous workouts, you can find them here:

Commit to Fit, Volume 18

We’re just three days away from the 2020 Paterno Family Virtual Beaver Stadium Run! So for the 18th workout in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐— ๐—œ๐—ง ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—™๐—œ๐—ง video series, we recruited some special guests! ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽโ˜บ๏ธ

Today’s session is led by formerย Penn State Footballย player Tom Pancoast and his sister Becky! Tom and Becky will demonstrate two exercises for us: side lunges and jumping jacks! We’re so thankful they could join us and if you enjoyed the workout, be sure to tag two people in this post so they can join you in the Commit to Fit fun.

And remember — check back every weekday at 10:30 a.m. EST for a new workout video. If you missed any of the previous workouts, you can find them here: