Monthly Fitness Challenges
We are trialing this area to see how people feel about taking part in monthly challenges. The challenges are on google calendars and can be linked so that you can add them to your google calendar for a month then remove them and try another one the next month. They are designed to gradually get harder to improve your fitness and stamina. We only have one at the moment, but if it is something that you want, let us know and we will roll out more.
The challenges should be started on the first of the month and all last 28 days, so on every month (except February) you have a couple of days rest between challenges.
A monthly challenge leading to you doing 1000, Burpee's and 1,000 squats on successful completion of the challenge. To ADD the calendar to your google calendar press the Blue + icon at the bottom right of the calendar below.
(you can easily remove calendars when you no longer want them).
For information on how to do a burpee or squat, speak to a member of staff or see the details below
How to do a burpee
Stand with your feet hip width apart and your arms down by your side
Lower into a squat position with your hands flat on the floor in front of you
Kick your legs backwards into a press up position and lower your chest to the floor
Push your chest back up to the press up position thrust both feet forward so you are back in the squat position
Jump up and raise both hands over your head
How to do a Squat
Stand with your shoulder-width apart and your toes pointed slightly outward.
Stretch your arms out in front of you.
Bend your knees and lower your hips as though sitting down.
Lower your hips until they are even with your knees. Keep them slightly forward.
Push straight back up, lifting your hips up and forward. Don't curve your spine.
1000 Burpees & 1000 Squats
Burpees are a full body exercise but here are just a few of the muscles they work, deltoids, biceps, triceps, pectorals major, obliques, abdominals, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, hamstrings and gastrocnemius (calf) just to name a few.
The squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps femoris muscle hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body