Ann Arbor YMCA invites community to join nationwide wellness challenge
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Feb. 1, receive motivational texts as part of the Ann Arbor YMCA’s latest wellness challenge. For six weeks, community members can shake off winter blues with the free RESET challenge. They can join a Facebook community and hold themselves accountable with a printable tracking sheet available on the RESET website. During the challenge participants over the age of 18, who are not Y members, will be able to use the downtown Ann Arbor facility three times for free, according to a release from Ann Arbor YMCA. Related: Ann Arbor Rec & Ed offers new winter fitness, enrichment classes online
Ann Arbor Velo Club launches new Not Everesting cycle challenge
ANN ARBOR, Mich. The Ann Arbor Velo Club has launched a new Not Everesting cycling challenge for its members. Until June 15, AAVC members can submit an activity report of themselves Everesting -- a challenge in which cyclists ride up a hill for 60 minutes without stopping. The goal of the AAVCs challenge is to gain as much elevation as possible in a single ride. Participants who enter an activity report through Strava are entered into a raffle for 12 Walz caps. Non-members in the Ann Arbor community are encouraged to participate in the challenge but must be AAVC members to be eligible for the prizesOver the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ann Arbor Velo Club has created different challenges for its members to participate in; however, non-members can still participate in the challenges and showoff their results.
National fitness challenge encourages movement, supports health care workers at Michigan Medicine
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Get fit to help frontline workers at Michigan Medicine and 26 other health care systems across the country. Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, the #FitForTheFrontLine challenge encourages individuals and families to move and support frontline health care workers battling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The collective medical center campaign is supported by various nationally-known companies like Goldman Sachs & Co, Discovery and Pinterest, and is intended to help raise awareness and funds for frontline workers. They pledge to support the institution by using their networks to fundraise donations during the #FitForTheFrontLine challenge. Gifts to Michigan Medicine will support frontline staff through its COVID-19 Philanthropic Fund.
Ann Arbor Velo Club uses bike bingo to motivate members, support small business sponsors
The Ann Arbor Velo Club has created AAVC Bingo to keep its members motivated and moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bingo game is simple: Download an AAVC Bingo card and do five consecutive activities. Activities range from making bike ride Strava art to ordering food from an Ann Arbor Velo Club sponsor. AAVC Bingo is the Ann Arbor Velo Clubs second challenge during the pandemic. Corle said that the cycling club is likely to have more events in the future, including different ride challenges.