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FITTER, STRONGER, FASTER CHALLENGE

WEEKLY CHALLENGES & THEMES

Each week, we’ll add information, photos and/or videos for the week’s theme.

Challenger and Challenger Plus Participants:

Send us your total exercise minutes for the week every Sunday by 6:00pm to be counted on the Leader Board. You can update your minutes online (link to come) or email to us.

WORKOUT LOG

Week 1

  • Theme of the week: Setting goals/planning habits 
  • Challenge of the week: Come in for your initial fitness assessment.

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource:5 Steps to Setting Smart Goals

Week 2

  • Theme of the week: Stress
  • Challenge of the week: Edit your life. Find 3 things in your life that you can stop doing now that will create space and time for you to focus on what is really important to you.  

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource: 5 Surprising Ways to Lower Stress

Week 3

  • Theme of the week: Mastering the mind: Meditation/mindfulness and sleep 
  • Challenge of the week: Meditate at least 3 times this week.

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource: 4 Ways Yoga Can Boost Your Mental Health

Week 4

  • Theme of the week: Think about progress and habits
  • Challenge of the week: Mid-point assessments.

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource: From Couch to Classes

Week 5

  • Theme of the week: Water, water everywhere
  • Challenge of the week: Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day for 5 days this week. 

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource: Smart Tips for Staying Hydrated

Week 6

  • Theme of the week: The great outdoors
  • Challenge of the week: Take your cardio workout outdoors this week. Bike ride 10 miles or go for a challenging 5-mile hike or a 6-mile run/jog/walk.

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource: How to Make Walks More Challenging

Week 7

  • Theme of the week: Get more movement in your day
  • Challenge of the week: Take 12,500 steps per day for 5 days this week.

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week.

Resource: Tips for Working Out at the Y During COVID-19

Week 8

  • Theme of the week: Eat those veggies 
  • Challenge of the week: Eat 2 handfuls of dark green leafy veggies twice a day for 5 days this week.  

Turn in training log Sunday night at 6pm for prior week 

Resource: Meatless Meals

Don’t forget to do your final assessments!