Sunday, November 9, 2008

10,000 Strides Challenge

As moms, we know how busy the holiday season can get. It is so easy to veer off track of your fitness program and begin making excuses. This year at Stroller Strides, we have created a fun team challenge to help you stay active through the crazy holiday season.

Introducing the 10,000 Strides Challenge!
To walk 10,000 steps per day for 6 weeks over the Thanksgiving through New Year’s holiday.
COST: $5 (which covers the cost of your pedometer)
PRIZE: Knowing that you got through the holiday season being healthier and more active! The winning team will also win Team Stroller Strides jerseys.

Wearing a pedometer, you will track how many steps you take each day. This will be a team competition- teams of 3 will be organized and each team will select a team captain and team name. The team captain will be responsible for keeping track of each team member’s results and emailing the total steps walked by the team each week to Jackie.

Think 10,000 steps sounds like a lot? I bet you would be surprised how many steps you walk a day just being a mom. You will wear the pedometer from the time you get up in the morning, until you go to bed at night- including Stroller Strides class! If you take part in other physical activity where you can not wear your pedometer, you can visit the website to calculate your steps.

The Challenge will begin on Monday, November 24th and end on Sunday, January 4th.

Getting started:
-If you would like to sign up for the 10,000 Strides Challenge, complete a registration form and return to Jackie no later than Friday, November 14th.
-Select your team- if you need help finding a team, just let us know!
-Get to know your team mates and select a team captain.
-Create a fun team name.
-Email Team Name and Team Members to Jackie at by Friday, November 21st.
-Talk with your team mates and set some goals (ex. Everyone walks at least 10,000 steps each day), discuss your other fitness goals and be prepared to encourage each other along the way!

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