Every 10 minutes of Physical Activity = 1 metre
Goal to beat: 8,848 m
We are excited to announce the PEAK (Provincial Exercise and Activity Knockout) Program is set to return for another eight-weeks! Our winter edition of the program is once again open to all Special Olympics Alberta athletes. Each week, athletes will be challenged to hit their selected fitness goals, attend two virtual workout sessions for the body and the mind, complete their BINGO card, participate in bonus sessions, and a variety of fun activities.
Every Monday, we will have a session to maximize your health and/or your mind. And every Wednesday, we will have a virtual workout delivered by coaches, athletes, and volunteers from across the province. Once again, we plan to incorporate bonus sessions that will be rolled out in our weekly Healthy at Home newsletter and will be available on our new website!
To help motivate you, with each of your activities that you complete, you earn points! And, if you’d like to join a team with some of your friends, you can not only keep each other accountable and make sure you do your exercises, but you’ll also see how many points you can get as a team!
Our goal is to reach the peak of Mount Everest, it will take us 88,480 minutes of physical activity to get there.
Will you help us reach the peak?
JOIN A TEAM:
Do you want to make the climb with some friends? Join a team!
(Team Registration not required)
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://bit.ly/2KcXh6Y
The #SOAHealthyatHome newsletter will be your source for information, virtual session announcements, and fun activities planned for the PEAK Program each week. All information pertaining to the PEAK Program will be found on these sources.
Don't worry if you don't have social media! You can still join the climb!
"I absolutely LOVE this PEAK Program! Best thing to come out of this Covid shut-down. PEAK has me so motivated and working out every day. Most weeks I’ve even worked out longer than my Matterhorn level!"
-Darby Taylor, PEAK Athlete
PEAK Program Fitness Level Goals
* Choose the weekly activity goal that fits your comfort level. If you have been active all summer, Everest or Kilimanjaro may be a better option for you. If you are looking to get back into training, try Matterhorn or Mount Robson. *
There is no limitation on how you choose to exercise to obtain your weekly fitness goals. We do, however, suggest that you follow the Fit 5 Activity Guide, live workout sessions, Bingo cards, or any of the Healthy at Home virtual programs.
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:
Complete your weekly BINGO card and earn:
*Please note that 100 points is the maximum number of points you can earn for completing your BINGO card each week.
BINGO cards will be posted to the website, shared in the weekly Healthy at Home newsletter, and will be available on the PEAK Program Facebook group.
50 points for every Facebook LIVE/Zoom session attended. After attending a session, you will be given the secret password that you can submit at the end of each week when filling out your weekly tracking form (see “Track Your Climb” on the website menu bar). If you miss the scheduled sessions on Monday and Wednesday, you can watch the videos later to still receive the points. These videos will be located under PEAK Sessions on the website menu bar.
Bonus activities are live events only, after attending a session, you will be given the secret password that you can submit at the end of each week when filling out your weekly tracking form.
25 points for participating in the weekly social media challenge. This challenge will be shared every week in the Facebook group as well as in the Healthy at Home newsletter. For those that do not have social media, submissions can be emailed in to Kiefer at PEAKprogram@specialolympics.ab.ca.