Health

STRONG CHALLENGE

WELCOME TO STRONG

Six weeks, 20 minutes a day, five days a week! We’ll experiment with challenges and rhythms designed to open us up to a purpose driven life that is STRONG. Take the Challenge, have some fun, and discover what it means to be STRONG.

WELCOME TO STRONG VIDEO

REGISTER TODAY

GET READY VIDEO

WHAT TO EXPECT VIDEO

ACCOUNTABILITY

Having a prominent place in the home to post your goals to see every day and track your progress will be key in these first days.  Having an accountability buddy (an AccountabiliBuddy) or partner in the challenge will provide the motivation you need within your existing network.  Join our Strong Community on Facebook and download the Strong Tracking Sheet today!
 

Strong Community on FaceBook

Download PDF Tracking Sheet

WEEK 1: GOALS (oct 19-25)

Your STRONG Challenge begins with setting fitness goals. Although we'll be encouraging you in other areas of your life, we want to start by focusing on physical health and wellness. Start by setting goals to achieve during the next six weeks (watch the video for guidance). Whether you are at the "walk around the block" level or at the "run the next marathon" level, start where you are, and we'll grow from there. Achieving goals will set the foundation for healthier habits for life. You were made for more!

ACCOUNTABILITY

Write your goals on the Strong Tracking Sheet  (download here) and post them in a prominent place in your home, somewhere that will remind you of your progress and commitment every day.  Next, find an accountability buddy or partner who will provide the motivation you’ll need for the next few weeks (this is a critical step).  Finally, join the Facebook Community Group (link here) and share your struggles, failures, and success with your new friends!
 

WEEK 1 GOALS VIDEO

WEEK 1 WOODLAND CENTER  VIDEO

Download Woodland Centers 3 Things 

WELL DONE! TAKING THIS FIRST STEP IS A DECLARATION AGAINST FAILURE AND FRUSTRATION

STRONG ACTIVITIES WEEK 1 (OCT 19-25)

Ideas to get you off the couch and onto a new healthier life. This is how we’ll fight, how we’ll get STRONG.

VIRTUAL OFFERINGS

IN-PERSON OUTDOORS

  • Strength Training Workout – Tuesday Happy Together Walk at 10 AM
  • Bike – 20 minutes
  • Hiking – 20 minutes

AT HOME

  • Body Weight Circuit
  • Push-up Challenge

FAMILY FRIENDLY

IN-PERSON AT THE Y

  • Group Exercise Class - Invite to Wednesday night 5:30 PM
  • Fitness Center – 20 minute rotation
  • Cycle – 20 minutes

For more local strong activities, visit your YMCA’s website, search “STRONG Challenge.”

WEEK 2: PLAY (Oct 26-Nov 1)

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. God designed us to smile, laugh, and joke. Rediscovering your joy will add to your foundation of strength. You were made to PLAY!

ACCOUNTABILITY

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!
 

WEEK 2 PLAY VIDEO

WEEK 2 Woodland Centers Video PLAY

PLAY ON! TAKING THIS STEP IS A DECLARATION AGAINST BOREDOM AND GLOOM.

STRONG ACTIVITIES WEEK 2 (OCT 26 - NOV 1)

Keep moving 20 minutes a day and participating in physical fitness activities. Add 2 PLAY ideas to get you laughing and enjoying more. PLAY is how we’ll fight this week; how we’ll get STRONG.

VIRTUAL OFFERINGS

  • Wednesday Night Dance Party - Invite via Strong Challenge Group Page to Zoom Dance Party Hosted by Mat

AT HOME/FAMILY & FRIENDS

  • 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
  • Puzzles

IN-PERSON AT THE Y

YOUTH PROGRAMS

For more local strong activities, visit your YMCA’s website, search “STRONG Challenge.”

Week 3: connect (nov 2 - 8)

Your STRONG Challenge continues with Connect! This week we will get STRONGer through CONNECTing with people and God (for those looking to strengthen their spiritual lives)

Did you know that on average we receive over 6000 messages a day? Let that sink in... These constant beeps, dings, buzzes and tweets are demanding our attention and severely hurting our health. And worse, they are pulling us away from the things that truly matter the most in our short lives. This week, you will be challenged go to deeper mentally and spiritually in the Challenge. You got this and we believe in YOU, because YOU are STRONG.

ACOUNTABILITY

There has never been a better week in the challenge to connect with your accountabilibuddy! Call them, ask how they are doing. Offer some encouragement and STRONG cheerleader spirit! AND, join the Facebook Community Group to share your moments of connection with your new friends! When we connect, we are STRONG.

Download your tracking sheet here and remember to post it in a prominent place.  Connect with your accountability buddy to make sure they are doing the same! Go team go!
 

 

 

TURN OFF THE NOISE AND CONNECT DEEPER WITH YOUR PEEPS AND YOURSELF.

STRONG ACTIVITIES WEEK 3 (NOV 2 - 8)

 
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