Friday was Earth Day, this week is National Dance Week and next month is both Ride your Bike to Work Month and Presidential Fitness Month. Yikes! So much pressure to go green and get fit.
The beauty is, with all that’s going on, getting fit is just a matter of joining in on the fun. It’s a no brainer.
This Sunday marks the beginning of May. With that, I propose a little challenge. I challenge you to try one new fitness related activity each week for the entire month. That’s 4 weeks so you have to try 4 things that are completely new to you. Anyone who completes 4 new challenges during these 4 weeks will receive a Motion Starved T-shirt.
Challenges may consist of organized events or your own personal adventures. Just remember that this challenge is set up to motivate you to try new things that will advance your fitness and or well-being. If you’re interested in joining the May Fitness Challenge “comment” on this post or email me directly. If you take this challenge you will be encouraged to share your stories with the rest of us (or at least with me).
Here are a few ideas to get you started. I’ll have other suggestions as the month goes on.
Big Wheel Race — Sorry, you missed this as it happened last Sunday but I attached the video as inspiration and an example of how exercise can be fun.
National Dance Week — There are over 400 free dance related events and classes offered in The Bay Area alone.
Bike to Work Month — In SF check out the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition for all sorts of bike related events to make you a stronger and smarter rider.
Loads of free classes of every kind imaginable — Sports Basement.
Green Volunteering Guide — Get a workout while cleaning up Ocean Beach or helping to plant trees with Friends of The Urban Forrest. All excellent workouts as well as earth friendly missions.
Last but not least — Don’t forget this Saturday I’ll be offering a group hike in The Headlands followed by a little core work and some stretching. Or, you can join one of my Tuesday & Thursday evening’s classes. Click on “Schedule” for details.
Take advantage of this little push and get moving. Let me know what you come up with.