Every 10 minutes of Physical Activity = 1 metre
Goal to beat: 8,849 m or 88,490 minutes
New goal! 110,000 minutes of activity!
New goal! 150,000 minutes of activity
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 three virtual sessions for your body, your mind, and your health, complete their BINGO card, participate in bonus sessions, and a variety of fun activities.
We want YOU to make the most of your Mondays! Maximize Mondays will be filled with sessions around mindfulness and mental performance, recovery and restoration, and goal setting including your fitness goals!
Healthy Tips Tuesdays are all about Health! We will be learning from our Health Messengers and covering topics based around nutrition and healthy recipes, personal hygiene and safe COVID-19 practices, oral hygiene, and so much more!
Workout Wednesdays will focus on Endurance. Endurance training is important for every athlete and is closely tied to the execution of skill and technique. Endurance training increases energy levels and improves your stamina for longer and easier performances, you may even notice improvements in your sleep and mood!
Once again, bonus days will be included in our PEAK week! Themes of the session will vary from week to week but they will leave you feeling inspired, motivated and relaxed!
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 88,490 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 Denali 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 virtual sessions you participate in. Earning points will help you stay on track with your fitness goals, support your team, and every second week we will have a random draw including anyone who submitted the previous two weeks of tracking sheets.
Anyone who submits their tracking sheet for all 8 weeks will be entered into a random draw for an XBOX one.
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.