Tone House, Special Olympics New York to Launch Inclusive Workout Series Aimed at “Revealing the Athlete in All of Us”

New York City, NY – Tone House and Special Olympics New York are launching an inclusive video workout series as part of a new partnership between the two organizations.

The series, aimed at “Revealing the Athlete in All of Us,” will feature professional Tone House trainers and Special Olympics New York athletes co-leading viewers in sports conditioning workouts designed for people of all backgrounds and fitness levels. The virtual workouts are fun, challenging and require little to no equipment – perfect for those joining in from home.

Tone House Head Coach James McMillian and Special Olympics New York Athlete Anthony Hassan will lead participants in a live work Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to officially kick off the partnership.

“Tone House has been an incredible partner to Special Olympics New York, most recently going above and beyond to lead our athletes in live workouts while sports training and competition was suspended,” said Special Olympics New York President & CEO Stacey Hengsterman. “Seeing our athletes work out alongside some of the top trainers in the business is what the Special Olympics movement to inclusion is all about. We are proud and so grateful to be taking our partnership with Tone House to the next level on Tone House TV.”

“We are thrilled and inspired to launch this philanthropic partnership with Special Olympics New York. At Tone House, we believe that every individual has the ability to be like the athletes they admire, and to train like them, regardless of shape, size, fitness level, physical and/or intellectual disabilities,” said Tone House COO Elvira Yambot. “Our primary goal is to help others improve their mental and physical health and become better overall athletes and people, on and off the Turf, field, or court. This inclusive training philosophy aligns perfectly with Special Olympic New York’s overarching mission, and we are honored to be of service to them and to share this synergistic belief in the transformative power of athletics and sports.”

The full inclusive workout series is available on an all-new Inclusive Training section of the on-demand platform, Tone House TV.

Special Olympics New York athletes receive complimentary access to the platform for six months, so that they can stay active and healthy during a time where access to in-person fitness options are limited. In addition to the virtual programming on Tone House TV, Special Olympics New York will be the primary non-profit partner moving forward, supporting the organization with various initiatives throughout the year, including its signature annual Turf Wars event.

Tone House was created to introduce sports conditioning workouts to people of all backgrounds and fitness levels. The Tone House team consists of former D1 athletes, working professionals, new mothers, college students, grandparents, and everything in between.

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 About Tone House

Tone House is the first-ever extreme, athletic-based group fitness studio aimed at unleashing the inner athlete in everyone. Sessions are team-oriented, competitive, fun and supportive, guaranteeing optimal fitness results. Whether you’re an elite athlete or just want to train like one, Tone House’s goal is to bring sports conditioning workout to the mainstream and help individuals improve their mental and physical health and become better overall athletes and people.


About Special Olympics New York

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 67,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 220 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.

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