THE STRONG CHALLENGE
WEEK 2: PLAY
Your STRONG Challenge continues by rediscovering Play! Research affirms that we are STRONGER when we are having fun; remember the number of times in a day you laughed as a kid? Remember feeling invincible? What about now?
This week we will add to our fitness goals two tall servings of fun. We’re designed to smile, laugh, and joke. Rediscovering your joy will add to your foundation of strength. You were made to PLAY!
PLAY ON! TAKING THIS STEP IS A DECLARATION AGAINST BOREDOM AND GLOOM.
Week 2: STRONG ACTIVITIES
Keep moving 20 minutes a day and participating in physical fitness activities (Week 1: link here). Add 2 PLAY ideas to get you laughing and enjoying more. PLAY is how we’ll fight this week; how we’ll get STRONG.
FEATURED VIRTUAL OFFERINGS
Virtual Halloween Themed Trivia, Oct 27 at 7 pm – hosted by our friends at Camp Hazen YMCA. The trivia will be hosted through Zoom so please click on the link to register. Registration will be open up until the time of the event. Click here to register on Zoom.
Join coach Ginny for Live Virtual Zumba, Oct 29 at 6 pm. Get ready to move, shake and have some fun as you dance to high energy music.
To join this live do the following:
- Go to the STRONG Page
- Scroll down until you see the “Zumba Player.”
- Once the class has started the player will show a flashing “arrow”
Then, click the arrow and the class will start playing.
Get ready for our encore performance! Join us on Thursday, November 5 for 45 fun-filled minutes finding items and performing tasks around your house.
Suggestions for PLAY Week
- Visit the Strong Community Group Events page for more fun virtual activities to do with your family.
- Swim time at the Y
- Family board game night
- Play outside for 20 mins
- Hide and seek
- Playground time
- Ride bikes
- Play catch
- Wii family night
- Family Card Games
- Hike with friends/family
- Adult coloring books
- Driving range
- Cooking Competition
- Lawn games
- Apple picking
- Pumpkin Carving
Looking for an additional challenge?
Take the Plank Challenge
Planks are the ultimate core exercise and you can do them anywhere with no equipment. Challenge yourself to complete 5 minutes of planks each day.
- Get in push up position (you may put your forearms on the ground if you prefer)
- Squeeze your glutes and tighten your abs
- Keep your neck and spine neutral
- Create a straight line from head to toe
- Hold this position as long as you can. Rest and repeat until you hit 5 minutes.
Add 2 PLAY activities to the Strong Tracking Sheet and remember to post it in a prominent place. Share your goals with your accountabilibuddy AND join the Facebook Community Group and share your fun-filled week with your new friends! Join our Strong Community on Facebook and download the Strong Tracking Sheet today!