Explore Wellness

Overview: The Special Olympics Explore Wellness program introduces athletes and their families to local fitness, health, and wellness partners and resources in our community. We encourage athletes and their families to get and stay healthy by utilizing these resources and activities. Activities will include yoga, outdoor exercising, fitness classes, Zumba dance classes, cooking classes and more! Explore wellness activities are currently offered in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho areas of New Mexico.

To get your Passport to Wellness and learn more, please contact Ben Vigil at ben@sonm.org

Current Activities: 

  • Healthy Cooking and Nutrition Classes:
    • Wednesdays, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at Three Sisters Kitchen.
    • Must commit to all 4 weekly classes.
    • Limited space is available (16 participants).
    • Contact ben@sonm.org to register and reserve your spot.
    • All ages and abilities are welcome and will be grouped together accordingly.
    • Hosted by Three Sisters Kitchen, Kitchen Kids Inc. and Chef Mike White.
    • Classes will cover kitchen safety, healthy eating and nutrition habits, and following recipes.
  • MiLeo Functional Fitness Class at Big Barn CrossFit
    • Join us for a MiLeo Fitness Class hosted by Big Barn CrossFit on May 18th!MiLEO Fitness & Nutrition is thrilled to announce a special event in partnership with Special Olympics New Mexico & Explore Wellness Program – an Open Workout for all athletes! Join us for a day filled with fun, fitness, and friendship as we come together to celebrate the spirit of inclusion and athleticism. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the world of fitness, this event is for YOU! Join us on May 18 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Big Barn CrossFit.*Open to all ages and abilitiesSign Up for the MiLeo Fitness Class

View our Events Calendar for details

Thank you to each of our Explore Wellness partners! Visit their websites to check out their health and fitness offerings: A Park Above in Rio Rancho, Advocacy Partners, Big Barn CrossFit, The MAC in Rio Rancho, Fit Body Bootcamp in Rio Rancho, 8 Gradys in Albuquerque, Inclusive Sports Foundation, Kid Strong, Three Sisters Kitchen, The Kitchen Kids Inc., Wonder Warriors at Ultimate Ninja Gym, Zumba with Araseli in Las Cruces

Explore Wellness Survey:

To better understand the needs of our community, please complete a short survey about your personal experience with health and wellness:  Explore Wellness Survey