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WELCOME TO STRONG | OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 28

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?  Join our FREE challenge designed to help reenergize spirit, mind and body.

EVERYONE in the community is welcome to participate in the FREE 6 week STRONG Challenge that will have weekly themes and on-going motivation.  Opt-into the FREE Challenge by stopping into the SWC YMCA or calling 715.818.9622. 

Six weeks. 10,000 teammates. For 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.

JOIN the STRONG Challenge Community Facebook page and share encouragement, success stories and transformational moments with participants nation wide . . . . . . . STRONG Challenge Community Facebook Page <Click Here>

RECEIVE REWARDS WHEN YOU JOIN THE CHALLENGE!

Y members  –  Free STRONGER TOGETHER pack that includes an activity tracker calendar and a t-shirt (2 per household).

Community/Non-members :  Free activity tracker calendar and 1 family guest pass to use during the STRONG Challenge.

PRINT your FREE Activity Tracker Calendar HERE

 

Join our Group Fitness Page for all of the LIVE Classes … South Wood County YMCA | Group Fitness Page | Click Here

WEEK 1 : GOALS

Your STRONG Challenge begins with setting fitness goals. Although we’ll be encouraging you in other areas of your life, we will start by focusing on physical health and wellness. Start by setting goals to achieve during the next six weeks.  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.

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?

This week we add to our fitness goals two tall servings of fun.  Rediscovering your joy will add to your foundation of strength. You were made to PLAY!

WEEK 3: CONNECT

This week we will get STRONGer through CONNECTing with people.

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.

WEEK 4: REST

Your STRONG Challenge continues with finding ways to REST!

Chillaxing, naps, a good night’s sleep…REST. It’s something we need but ignore its mystical powers. Why does REST always seem to get put on the backburner of our 1000 MPH-paced lives. We fall victim to not falling asleep at a regular time, ignoring quiet time with prayer and/or meditation or not designating a rest day in our week. This week, we reclaim our health with the power naps, sleeping in, quieting our minds…this week, we REST!

WEEK 5: SERVE

Why do we always seem to have time for “I” but not for “us”? Time for self-centered binging and not for moments of serving others. For some, it is fear or a recent loss that drives them to hold tightly to what is theirs. The problem is, we are designed to live differently, to be givers and not just takers. To look out for our friends and our neighbors.

If we are willing to prioritize the needs of others, to reach for our best things to give, and to carve out time to serve, we will discover the transformational rewards that come only from practicing heroic love. The rewards are great, but the motivation to do nothing can be greater… push through! Be STRONG.

WEEK 6: CELEBRATE!

Watch for more details!!

–   INFO about the STRONG Challenge <click here>             

–   Q & A’s <click here>