Provincial Exercise & Activity Knockout Program
The brand-new PEAK Program, which stands for Provincial Exercise & Activity Knockout Program, is ready for you!
We know you’re missing your programming, and so are we! So, to help connect us all, keep us active, and get game ready, we’re excited to introduce PEAK Program. This 8-week program is going to offer weekly workouts for your body and your mind.
Aside from these two set activities, those that enroll in PEAK will choose an exercise goal that makes sense for them. You can choose to commit to exercise from 15 minutes to 1.5 hours every day during this Program. Each week, there is also a BINGO card of activities that you can use to help guide your activities and keep you on track.
With each of your activities that you complete, you earn points! And, if you’d like to create a team with some of your friends, you can not only keep each other accountable to make sure you do your exercises, but you’ll also earn team points when you all complete your activities!
Get registered today and #ReachYourPEAKab!
Staying connected is one of the core components of the PEAK Program and, to do so, we are asking athletes to join our PEAK Program Facebook group and sign up for our weekly #SOAHealthyAtHome newsletter.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/soapeakprogram
Our Facebook group is our dedicated home base for athletes to connect with each other, share their updates, post their social media challenge posts, and encourage their teammates. Bonus workouts and activities will also be shared here, so check back often and stay connected!
SOA Healthy at Home Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/specialolympics.ab.ca/healthyathome
The #HealthyatHome newsletter will be your source for information, virtual session announcements, and fun activities planned for the PEAK Program each week.
Special Olympics Alberta Halloween Dance
What kind of music do mummies play at Halloween Dances? WRAP!
Special Olympics Alberta invites athletes to join us for the Gala of Ghouls & Ghosts - a virtual Halloween dance on October 29, 2020 at 7 PM MT. The dance will be hosted LIVE on Zoom.
Wear your favourite costumes, dance to the monster mash, and celebrate the Halloween season.
For athletes registered in the PEAK Program if you attend the dance you will receive 100 points towards your total!
Track Your Climb to the PEAK
Throughout the Program, you will earn points for all the PEAK activities and workouts you participate in. Earning points will help you stay on track with your fitness goals, support your team, and you could also be eligible to win a prize pack if you collect the most points!
Here’s how you earn points:
100 points for completing your weekly fitness goal (Everest, Kilimanjaro, Matterhorn, Mount Robson)
50 points if everyone on your team completes their weekly goal
Complete your weekly bingo card and earn:
10 points – completing 4 corners
20 points – completing a line
30 points – completing I-N-G columns
50 points – completing full card*
*Please note 50 this is the maximum number of points per week you can earn for completing your bingo card.
Bingo cards will be posted to the website, shared in the weekly SOA Healthy at Home newsletter, and on the private Facebook group.
25 points for every Facebook Live/Zoom session and/or dance attended. After attending a session, you will be given the secret word that you can submit at the end of each week when filling out your weekly tracking form (see “Tracking Your Climb to the PEAK”).
15 points for participating in the weekly social media challenge. This challenge will be shared every week in the Facebook group as well as the Healthy at Home newsletter. For those that do not have social media, submissions can be emailed in to Kiefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BONUS activities will be scheduled throughout the Program and will be assigned a bonus point value. These activities will be shared on the closed Facebook group and in the SOA Healthy at Home newsletter.
PEAK Program FAQs
Q) How do I know if I am registered for PEAK?
Everyone who signs up for PEAK via the registration form is automatically signed up to participate. It is FREE for all athletes and the first 250 registrants will receive a PEAK Program buff.
Q) When is the registration deadline?
While PEAK begins on October 19, it is never too late to sign up. We encourage you to invite your friends and join us on our journey to the PEAK!
Q) Can I belong to more than one team?
- Athletes can only belong to one team
- Volunteers/coaches: If you are a participating alongside your athletes, no. If you are just moderating, yes!
Q) Does everyone in the same team have to have the same goal level?
Nope! Each team member can choose their own goal that works for them.
Q) How can we view the Facebook LIVE events?
The Facebook LIVE events will all be streamed live in the SOA PEAK Program Facebook group, except for the dances, which will take place on Zoom.
Q) Will the Facebook LIVE events be saved to view later?
The Facebook LIVE events will be saved on the SOA PEAK Program page, so you can watch it later to gain some knowledge, get your exercise in, and get your code words!
Q) What is required for the Facebook LIVE workouts?
You just need to bring yourself, water to stay hydrated, and space to complete each exercise.
Q) I do not have Facebook or any other social media. Am I able to participate?
Q) If I don't have a computer (or if I do not have Facebook), how do I submit my card. Can I call it in to someone?
If you are completing a physical copy of your card, you will be able to mail it by December 16 to the Special Olympics Alberta office.