The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) designed the 321go! program to promote healthy lifestyle choices in physical activity, balanced nutrition, and emotional wellness among individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
The foundation of the 321go! program is a set of 3 goals and 21 challenges that encourage a daily focus on overall wellbeing. Resources for the program provide education, support goal setting, and foster independent skills. NDSS recommends a minimum of eight weeks for your 321go! journey.
The 321go! Program Guide:
The 321go! Program Guide is for adults with Down syndrome who want to learn about and improve their personal health. The guide teaches the basics of physical activity, balanced nutrition, and emotional wellness and encourages learners to adopt healthy habits. The foundation of the 321go! program is a set of 3 goals and 21 challenges that encourage a daily focus on overall wellbeing. NDSS recommends a minimum of eight weeks for your 321go! journey.
321go! Fitness Kit:
The 321go! Fitness Kit was developed to support adults with Down syndrome to adopt an active and healthy lifestyle. This kit provides instructional materials and equipment to make at-home workouts easy and fun. The Fitness Kit includes the 321go! Program Guide, the 321go! Exercise Cards, access to the private 321go! Facebook group, NDSS branded exercise equipment, a water bottle, and a drawstring bag.
• Purchase your Fitness Kit here.
321go! Family Guide:
The 321go! Family Guide is a short document that provides tips to family members on how they can use the 321go! resources to support their loved one with Down syndrome to be active and healthy.
• Download the guide here.
Year of Family Health Calendar
This calendar provides fun, family-friendly challenges for each month that encourage a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, balanced nutrition, and emotional wellness.
• Download the calendar here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Of course! 321go! is designed with flexibility to support you to live a healthy lifestyle. The 321go! program can supplement health, fitness, and sport programs you’re already involved in.
No! While the resources were designed considering the needs of people with Down syndrome, the health education and activities can be beneficial to everyone. This makes it easy for families and friends to participate in 321go! together.
The 321go! Facebook group is a community of individuals with Down syndrome and their supporters working towards a healthy and active life. The Facebook group provides an excellent platform for sharing your successes and challenges. In addition, Facebook group members will gain access to additional resources, challenges, and videos. You can gain access to this private group by purchasing a 321go! Fitness Kit.
We encourage local affiliate programs to promote 321go! throughout their community. We are currently developing an eight-week affiliate curriculum. Please check back in the fall of 2022 for more details.