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Athlete Stephanie Ching Shares Fitness Tips and a Toolkit for Caregivers

Stephanie Ching flexing her biceps.
Stephanie Ching and Becky Lunch from WWE standing side by side in the ring.

Stephanie Ching has been a tenacious Special Olympics athlete for more than 25 years and has the medals to prove it! A Special Olympics champion in every sense of the word, Stephanie trains, competes, serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Northern California, and shares fitness insights as a Health Messenger. Stephanie highlights some of her takeaways and fitness tips after being a part of the School of Strength video series.

I enjoyed being a part of this fitness video series alongside WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, and I want to encourage others to try these workout as well. Working out has helped me gain more confidence in myself, and a belief that I can do anything. It was great during the filming of the video to meet Becky Lynch and other athletes from different states and from Southern California. I learned some new exercises that I will practice while watching the videos so I can continue to stay healthy and fit.

I want to be a better athlete. I exercise every day. I use my willpower not to eat many sweets, junk food and fast food. I drink lots of water, eat salads, fruits and vegetables. My favorite healthy snack are grapes. The School of Strength web page includes a guide for caregivers and has a list of recipes for simple snacks and beverages.

Photo of the School of Strength Caregiver guide kit.

When I’m at home, I stay active. I do stretches, sit ups, use my flexibility ball, and jump rope. I do cardio kicks and also walk around to get myself moving. I set my goals and use my iWatch to share my activities with my family.

Every day I work to meet my goals. I have many reasons to keep myself motivated. I want to have strong muscles and bones to stay fit and healthy. I want to live a healthy, long and happy life and be able to travel and see lots of different places with my family.

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