There’s never a bad time to start a new fitness challenge. Maybe you’ve been working out consistently for a while and are looking for something to switch things up. Or maybe you just got off course and need something to get you back into the swing of things. A fitness challenge could be just what you need! If you’re not sure what that is, it’s generally a workout routine that goes for a span of time (e.g. a week, a month, a year…). Here are some examples of a good fitness challenge for you to try out:
If you just want to dip your toes in the water, a one song challenge is a good place to start. But don’t think that the short length of this challenge means it will be easy! Here are a few videos of One Song Challenges to get you going:
Baby Shark (You know you want to try it..)
Any of these choices would be a fun challenge! I dare you to pick one and try it out…
Burpee Challenge – This challenge has you doing 30 burpess a day for 30 days (I can feel the burn just thinking about it). You can break it up into segments throughout the day in any way you’d like or knock them all out in one session- as long as you do 30. A little advice if you take this challenge on, don’t procrastinate the burpees.. Do it when you think of it, or right when you get out of bed in the morning. Boom, something to check off the to-do list right away. There are many variations to the burpee challenge as well if you’d like to try another version.
1 Year Push Up Challenge – In this particular one, you start with one push up on Day 1, Day 2 is two push ups, Day 3 is three push ups, and so on.. Each day you add on another push up until you reach one year (365 push ups). Just like the burpee challenge, when you get up into the higher reps, you’ll want to divvy up the push ups throughout the day. Imagine the feeling of success when you reach the last day!
If you’d like to try something with a little more variety, you can find a number of good workouts at self.com. If you follow the link, you’ll find many options to fit different goals.
Another great option is signing up for Brooke’s 5-Week Fitness Challenge at Vermont Sport & Fitness. This fitness challenge surpasses the 5 weeks, and leaves you with a workout program that you can adjust to meet your own personal goals. If you sign up for this program, you get 5 weekly 45 minute sessions, starting February 4th. This is a great option because you get guidance from a trainer while completing your challenge, making it a more personalized experience. You can call the front desk with any questions.
The best way to start a challenge is just to do it. Fitness challenges come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re FUN. And like most challenges, they’re rewarding. Pick a challenge, and go!
NASM Certified Personal Trainer