6-Week Fitness Challenge


McLean County Wellness Coalition
6-Week Fitness Challenge

Join us for an exciting 6-Week Fitness Challenge sponsored by the McLean County Wellness Coalition. From April 10 – May 20, 2017, this Fitness Challenge focuses on tracking intentional exercise minutes, experiencing new places to exercise, and increasing camaraderie within our community.

Your goal is to exercise as many minutes as you can each week. Feel free to increase your exercise minutes as you progress throughout the Challenge. You can also accumulate bonus points, by exercising at one of the ‘focus of the week’ locations.

Every Monday you will be asked to submit the total minutes of exercise performed and any bonus points earned from the week prior to 6weekfitnesschallenge6@gmail.com. To help enhance your exercise experience and promote variety within your exercise program, the McLean County Wellness Coalition has developed a ‘focus of the week’ location. You can earn one bonus point for each day you exercise at the ‘focus of the week’ location during that given week. Each day = 1 bonus point. You can have up to 7 total bonus points each week. All exercise minutes count whether you exercise at the ‘focus of the week’ location or somewhere else.

Winners will be identified by the following:

  1. The person who has the most exercise minutes.
  2. The person who has the most bonus points.
  3. A random person drawn who has completed the 6-Week Fitness Challenge.

Celebrate with us on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Illinois State University Quad (by Schroeder Hall) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to walk the Quad as well as meet new people as we wrap up the Fitness Challenge. Winners will be announced via email on Friday, May 27th and the awards will be hand delivered the following week.

We hope you will join us! If you have questions, please contact Erin Kennedy at erin.kennedy@osfhealthcare.org.

If you are interested in joining the 6-Week Fitness Challenge, please register at http://bit.ly/McLean6WeekRegister.


Focus of the Week Locations:

Week 1: Park Week (April 10th- April 16th)
Engage in several types of physical activity including walking, biking on paths/trails, open field training, sport activities, playing games on playground equipment, and more! For a list of parks in Normal, go to: http://il-normal2.civicplus.com/596/Parks or call (309) 454-9540 for more information. For a list of parks in Bloomington, go to: http://bit.ly/2lTPGf3 or call (309) 434-2260 for more information.

Week 2: Fitness Centers (April 17th– April 23rd)
Workout at your current fitness facility or start a membership somewhere! Some may even offer a free trial!

Week 3: Home Exercises (April 24th – April 30th)
Exercise at home! (Pushups, Squats, Lunges, Leg Raises, Planks, Chair Dips, Crunches, Walk up and down the stairs, Walk/Jog around the neighborhood, Bicep curls with milk jugs, Wash the car, Stand during commercial breaks while watching television, and more!)

Week 4: Workplace Exercises (May 1st – May 7th)
Exercise at work! (Park the car further away, Take the stairs instead of the elevator, Walk during your lunch break, Resistance band exercises at your desk, Seated leg raises, Chair squats, and more!)

Week 5: Buddy Week (May 8th – May 14th)
Challenge a new friend to join your exercise sessions, or exercise with a fellow member of the 6-week challenge!

Week 6: Good to Go Commuter Challenge (May 15th – May 20th)
Find alternate ways to commute to work! (Carpool with coworkers, ride a bike, walk/jog, or take the bus! All of these are economical and help you stay active).