Challenge Yourself- Connect with Friends!
At the YMCA, we know that not every person is motivated by the same things. We also know that having a supportive group of like-minded friends can help you achieve goals you never thought were possible! Our Wellness Challenges are held throughout the year. They focus on different areas of strength, and different types of workouts. Challenges are a great way to get excited about wellness, stay motivated to achieve your goals, and to make new friends along the way (oh, and you could win some great prizes)! These programs are open to members.
Studies show that true change in our fitness routine happens when we focus on frequency before intensity. Do you have 15 minutes a day to move your body? You don’t have to pump iron or run a mile. You could pull weeds, walk the dog, or even scrub the shower! How many days can you be intentional about exercising for 15 minutes? The YMCA encourages you to make it happen for the next 30 days! Just use the calendar we provide to write down your start and end time on the days you exercise for 15+ minutes. Workouts can take place ANYWHERE. You can start this challenge at any time during the month.
- 1-14 days wins a sports drink powder mix
- 15-24 days wins a sports drink powder mix and a hand sanitizer
- 25-30 days wins all of the above, plus a YMCA Cinch Sack!
- All participants who submit their calendar to the desk after completing one or more days will be entered to win a FREE 3-Month YMCA Membership!
- Attend a group fitness class on 3 or more of the 6 days noted to earn Reebok/Les Mills swag. Instructor must initial the day you attended.
- All logs must be turned in by October 4th in order to be eligible for the prizes. You must exercise at least 15 minutes in order for that day to count.
- Remember to post your workouts on social media and tag us. You can also use #15x30Challenge so we can see your progress!
Program Dates: 9/1/20-9/30/20
Registration Opens: 12/1/20
Program Dates: 1/3/21-1/30/21
Prize: Winners get 50% off Recharge registration!
The Recharge Challenge is an eight-week fitness challenge designed to motivate you to exercise regularly and at the appropriate level. The challenge consists of an increasing number of minutes to exercise each week. Participants will receive prizes for achieving weekly goals. The more goals they reach, the more chances they have to win even more prizes at our final celebration event.
Age: 14 and older (8-13 can participate with an adult)
Registration Opens: 12/1/20
Program Dates: 2/7/21-4/3/21
Celebration Date: April 10, 2021
Fee: $10/member ($5 with completion of Recharge Challenge!)
Need some accountability to stay on track throughout this holiday season? We’re here to keep you motivated! This seven-week program will give you exercise challenges, healthy lifestyle tips, and healthy recipes that will help you hold your weight through the tempting holiday season. Participants who maintain weight, lose weight, or stay within two pounds of their initial weight will receive a $20 voucher to the Y and a chance to win 3 months of FREE membership! Initial weigh-ins will take place November 18th at the Mattoon Y.
Registration Opens: October 1, 2020
Program Dates: 11/16/20-11/18/20 and 1/4/21-1/6/21