Fitness Heptathlon

Train and Compete in SOPA's Winter AMRAP Challenge

February 1st - March 6th

WHAT IS THE WINTER AMRAP CHALLENGE?

The Winter AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) Challenge provides Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) participants with an opportunity to train and compete from home.

Even though the weather outside is cold, that doesn't mean you can't keep the heat on your competition by participating in the Winter AMRAP Challenge!

The Challenge is to do 5 repetitions of 5 different exercises over the course of 5 minutes. Completing 5 repetitions of all 5 exercises equals one "Round." How many can you do in five minutes?  Click here to view an event flyer.  Click here to view the Winter AMRAP Challenge Guide.


INTEREST:

If you are interested in participating in the Winter AMRAP Challenge, please reach out to your Special Olympics local program manager. If you need additional assistance please contact sportstraining@specialolympicspa.org.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:

You must have a current athlete medical on file with your local program to participate. If you are not a current Special Olympics Pennsylvania athlete, you can find more information here about how to become an athlete.

EVENTS OFFERED:

Athletes

  • Single (1 athlete)

TRAINING:

Week 1 and Week 5 (February 1st – February 26th)

  • Participants will practice in each of the 5 exercises (Ball Taps, Jumping Jacks, Power Punches, Push-Ups & Squats) until you have successfully completed at least 5 of each. Modify as needed or as comfortable.
  • Build up your endurance doing the exercises together. Start by doing two exercises in order, then add an additional exercise until you are able to do all five together.
  • Set a stopwatch or alarm for 5 minutes and see how many "Reps" you can complete in this timeframe.
  • Train in additional Fitness Heptathlon exercises to increase your agility, strength and endurance.

CHALLENGE:

Week 6 (February 27th)

  • The Challenge is to do 5 repetitions of 5 different exercises over 5 minutes. Completing 5 repetitions of all 5 exercises equals one "Rep." How many can you do in five minutes?
  • Set a stopwatch or alarm for 5 minutes and see how many "Reps" you can complete in this timeframe.
  • Practice and challenge yourself to beat your best score.

DUE DATE:

By Sunday, March 6th at 5:00 p.m., submit your best score using this link (if you need assistance submitting please contact a friend, family member or one of your Special Olympics coaches).

AWARDS:

All participants will receive a t-shirt for completing the AMRAP Challenge. All participants will be entered into a random draw for an Xbox 360 as well as multiple gift cards and SOPA Swag.

TRAINING & EDUCATION: