Why I (Heart) Fitness Challenges!

I’m wrapping up a February challenge for my Boot-Camp class. It’s called the “Cupid’s Challenge”. Valentine’s Day. Get it?

The parameters of the challenge were very (IMO) simple. Between Feb 3-29 come to 10 classes and you get an entry into a raffle. The prize being a skin care package valued at $150. It includes a facial and some products from my friend, Lisa Perkins at La Jolie Marin.

So I assigned classes as points and since not everyone is able to come to classes on the regular (and because I’m all about the free stuff) I allowed people to earn extra points.

Coming to a certain class got you 2 points, and you would get “make up” points if you didn’t come to class but participated in another activity. This allowed people to earn points if they traveled, got sick, or had to miss class for a myriad of reasons. The only way to earn these “make up” points is to send me a sweaty selfie (proof) and/or what they did instead of coming to class. I mean, I REALLY like to give free stuff away. So I was loose with the points!

And what’s fun, is a lot of people have stepped up. Class participation is up and I get selfies of people after yoga, early a.m. runs, on hikes with family, pets and friends and a recent photo of a family on the ski slopes! My favorite are the random ones- pics of the workout floor of a gym or a wall.

I also get emails at odd hours and late night texts reporting a workout.

I LOVE when people play along with one of my reindeer games (of which none were harmed), and not just because people are doing what I ask, but because I can see an energy, a focus and a commitment from everyone who is taking the challenge. It’s a fun way to stay on track and get some reinforcement on a job well done. And hopefully it will inspire them to continue with being consistent.

Because that, boys and girls, is how you succeed at the health and fitness game.

And that’s why I don’t give a rip (thank you Mama Dee of the RHOD for my new favorite saying), what they do or how long they do it, as long as they do it.

If you want to hop on board with one of our challenges, we’ll kick another one off in May.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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