A Journey to the Land of Extreme Wellness
January 11 - February 12
Now is a time of serious chronological potential. It's also a time of short days and overheated TV rooms. Must seize the first and avoid the second! We've found that if you want to live a healthier life, i.e. eat more kale, exercise more often, or get more sleep, it helps to actually tell someone that you want all that, and then to be held accountable, daily, for doing something about it.
That's where we come in, and this challenge, which is our very first of the new decade, and created in collaboration with the excellent people of Whole Foods Markets and Crunch Fitness. If you commit to the challenge, and track your progress online, we'll bring the Internets into your corner: Friends and complete strangers willing to cheer you on, and/or to answer your questions. To prod you, and to commiserate. Really, it's sort of cool the way it works....
As in past challenges, the New Year's Edition combines an exercise component with a collection of feats of general healthy living. Most of these are food related, but some have more to do with living green. Several are time tested classics, and others are brand new and experimental. Taken together, however, we can more or less guarantee they'll be effective. Curious? Join us!
Join Social Workout, (if you haven't already.) It's absolutely free, entirely safe, and we'll give you a nifty personal page complete with workout tracking capabilities.
Sign up for the challenge. This means you're committing to getting exercise on at least 20 days over the 33 days of the challenge, AND to completing 10 of the brilliants feats listed at right. Yes you can!
Track your progress by "blogging" your workouts. (For simple instructions on how to create a "workout post," and examples, see here.) To "achieve" a feat, you simply go to that feat page, and click "Feat Accompli!" Very satisfying. Want to see how you're doing relative to everyone else? Check out the challenge Stats page.
Feel great, look amazing, and win some sweet prizes along the way!
What constitutes a workout? And who will see your posts? And can I count more than one workout a day? The answers: 1.) You tell us, and 2.) Everyone, 3.) No, and 4.) Look here for answers to these and other frequently asked questions!
Feats of The New Years Edition Challenge
To complete the New Year's Edition, you must achieve 10 of the following 20 feats. Some can be done in a day, others will take the whole month. Click through on an individual feat to get the deets, or click on the Your Feats Status link below to track your progress.
Detox & Refuel
Sweat & Sleep
Be Brave & Go Green
To keep you focused on the finish line...an amazing line up of healthy living bling from our even more amazing friends and sponsors. Check it: Shopping dollars at Whole Foods Market, a free one year membership at Crunch, a month's supply of the ridiculously nutritious and delicious siggi's, a year's supply of Vita Coco to hydrate you for all of 2010, apparel goodies from Jack Rabbit Sports, an uber-chic gift pail filled with all-natural, always delicious Protein Bakery cookies and brownies, a yoga makeover from Omala, EcoSmart Yoga Mats from Natural Fitness, pilates private at Mongoose Bodyworks, acupuncture sessions from Gotham Wellness, Beautiful Body Gift Set from Shē Essential Beauty, a*% kicking sessions at Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp, class series at Ride the Zone and The Outlast Not Too Hot Not Too Cold® Sleep System for our finest bed pimper... And from our new friends in Chicago...massages from the Sauganash Wellness Center, a month membership to Cardinal Fitness, three month membership to L.A. Boxing, sunglasses from Sauganash Family Optical, $500 off Lasik eye surgery from the St. George Corrective Vision Center, a three month program with Registered Dietician Jamie K. Thompson, nutrition counseling from Registered Dietitian, Vicki Shanta Retelny, a healthy eating cooking class with Stephanie Bellus Frey from Convergence Cuisine and a hour private cooking lesson with Rene Rich from Learn Cook Eat.
Note from our Partners
All challenge participants receive 25% off any purchase of $50 or more at Natural Fitness with promo code: SocialWorkout25