Last month, we kicked off a virtual challenge to inspire women to get moving every day for 30 days. Plenty of women participated – but we also realised a whole month of exercise might be a serious mountain to climb. So while The Fly Girl 30 Day Challenge officially returns in September, in the meantime, we’ve got a mini challenge kicking off in the middle of July!
The Fly Girl 14 Day Challenge is a virtual commitment to improving your fitness for 14 days from the 16th-29th July. This could be:
1. Running or walking at least 5k or 30 minutes day
2. Working out at the gym, at home or a fitness studio at least 30 minutes a day
3. Cycling for at least 30 minutes a day
4. Swim at least 30 minutes a day
5. A combination of all 4!
To stay healthy, the NHS recommends that adults aged 19 to 64 should be active daily, so committing to a daily activity for 14 days could be just the thing to kickstart a new lifestyle of fitness.
So, you up for the challenge? Here’s how to get involved:
1. Let the world know
Acountability is everything! Share the pledge badge on your social media, use the hashtag #flygirl14daychallenge and tag a friend who might be game.
2. Decide what activities you’ll do for the 14 Day Challenge
If you don’t fancy running or walking daily, there are so many other ways to stay active. Download the Nike Training Club app for free workouts or you might even want to try out ClassPass or join a gym. And of course, there’s the fortnightly Fly Girl runs 😉 Whatever you do, just decide beforehand so you know what you plan to do each day (and make a note of it in your diary!).
3. Prepare to commit each day
For every day of the challenge, leave your kit out the night before so you’re ready the following day to take care of business! Also, decide if you’ll do the workout in the morning or the evening (or even your lunch break).
4. Get that evidence shot
After each daily activity, share a picture on social media using the hashtag #flygirl14daychallenge.
Let’s get it! See you on July 16th for the Fly Girl 14 Day Challenge!
What if I can’t start July 16th?
Ideally, it’d be great if we can start together, but the point of the challenge is working out 14 days consecutively – so even if you start a day later or the next week, the key is to commit to 14 days.
Can I mix up the workouts?
Absolutely. It’s 14 days of activity, low or high impact (but stay safe and listen to your body).
I’m not on social media so I can’t do the evidence shot.
Don’t worry – just document your progress (and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how you’re getting on! Remember, it’s all about accountability so we’re in this together).
What if I forget to workout?
Set yourself reminders on your phone in advance so you don’t forget 😉
What if I get injured?
You should do activities that you’re capable of doing or have done before (so at the very least, walking! 😉
When’s the next challenge?
The next 30 Day challenge is in September!