Looking for motivation to exercise? Here’s a fun challenge for a healthier 2022

Plus, there’s a possibility of winning prizes

Looking to kick off 2022 with a healthy start?

Well, the YMCA is celebrating its 170th year in operation, and is doing a fun challenge called the Y 170 Challenge. While this challenge is posed by the YMCA, you do not need to be a member to participate.

The objective is to have people enjoy exercise and stick with their health goals.

Here’s what it involves:

  • Exercise 170 minutes a week from now through Sept. 18, 2022. The CDC recommends healthy adults exercise at least 150 minutes a week, so this is just a little more than what you should already be doing. It equates to a little over 30 minutes a day for five days a week.
  • Download the YMCA app to join the challenge. You will need to log your minutes each week, and if you hit your 170 goal, you could win prizes like gifts cards for food, merchandise, Y gear, free YMCA memberships and more.
  • You’ll receive a free seven-day pass to seven of the YMCA Detroit locations.
  • The grand prize is $1,852. This is because the YMCA was founded in 1852.

For more information about the challenge, watch the video above or click or tap here to go to the webpage.


About the Author:

Michelle Oliver is a multimedia Journalist for the 10 a.m. lifestyle show, "Live in the D." She is known as "the food girl" because of her two popular food franchises, Dine in the D and Find Your Fix. Michelle also covers stories on homegrown businesses, style, and other fun things happening in the D.