Lacie here, the Valley Fitness Challenge Leader. I am so excited to do the Valley Fitness Challenge again this year. We are changing up the competition though. Like last year, we will run the majority of this competition thru Facebook and email. If you don’t have a Facebook account, that’s OK! We will be sending out weekly emails also.

This year we have an individual points based competition incorporating fitness and nutrition. Individuals can earn points throughout the challenge by completing the weekly goals set up within the challenge. You are able to earn extra points, the more active in the group you are. This means posting pictures of completed steps, squats, planks, meals, etc. I want to see sweaty faces! Delicious healthy meals! And most of all – encouragement of others to be active and healthy with you. I will be posting/emailing out weekly videos to further explain the challenge for the week.

The challenge starts 1/7/2019 and you can register thru 1/11/2019!

Week 1 – Active Minutes Challenge. 30 active minutes per day will earn you one point. Posting a picture of you doing such activity will earn you one extra point/activity.

Week 2 – Healthy Meals and logging calories. Earn points by logging your food and water intake. Submit food logs, and post pictures of healthy meals and recipes for an extra point.

Week 3 – Plank Challenge. On Sunday we will start with a 35 second plank, and add 5 seconds per day for the week. Working up to planking for one minute. A picture or video of you planking will earn you an extra point. (Are you seeing a pattern here…?)

Week 4 – Squat challenge. Everyone can squat  – as you can modify and/or scale. Sunday we will start with 40 squats and we will add 5 squats per day. Videos will get extra bonus points!

Week 5 – Fitness class challenge. TRVCC has something for everyone. If you cannot make an instructor led class, try the FOD. Make sure to sign in so I can give you your points…post a pic of your sweaty face or you working out too!

Week 6 – Virtual 5k. You can run, walk or jog…but this week we are going the distance! This week we will also submit final results for inches  and pounds lost, and best transformation.

You will submit your points at the end of the week. At the end of the challenge, winners will be chosen and announced.

Prizes: I haven’t decided that the prizes will be yet. I would love to hear back from you on what a good participation prize would be. We plan in giving away a free annual membership to the person who wins this challenge!

If you have questions or concerns, place contact me.

[email protected] or call the center and leave me a message.