ESPN on Staying Fit During COVID-19 with WWE Superstar Becky Lynch

In a recent interview with ESPN, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch explains why engaging with Special Olympics is important to her, and why she worked with athletes on the School of Strength fitness campaign
Becky Lunch and athletes doing jumping jacks.
Becky Lynch and Special Olympics athletes on set of the School of Strength video shoot.

The following is an excerpt from an ESPN article titled How WWE superstar Becky Lynch found a way to top 2019 with one announcement—and give back to Special Olympics.

ESPN: What does it mean to you to share your fitness expertise with Special Olympics athletes during these unprecedented times?

Becky Lynch: Fitness is something that is such an important part of my life, and I think it's so good for anybody and everybody just mentally, physically and community-wise. It's so important for them to keep up their fitness. And this was an easy way to do it. And of course, then the COVID-19 hit, and it's just been perfect that these [School of Strength] videos are available now. So hopefully once all of this subsides, those athletes will be able to go back to it strong as ever without skipping a beat.

About School of Strength

For the first time in its over 50-year history, Special Olympics has created a fitness campaign in partnership with WWE for Special Olympics athletes, led by Special Olympics athletes. The campaign targets Special Olympics athletes in their late teens and 20s, and lives on www.SpecialOlympics.org. The fitness campaign features four workout videos with varying levels of difficulty in flexibility, strength, balance and endurance exercises encouraging athletes to commit to a lifetime of fitness habits.

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