Giving Thanks and Doing Planks – 30-Day Challenge

Are you ready to Flourish with Fitness throughout the month of November? If so, then it’s time for 30 DAYS of GIVING THANKS and DOING PLANKS

Why plank exercises?

Plank exercises strengthen the core. Core muscles help to support the body and allow us to use our arms and legs strongly and effectively. Strong core muscles form the foundation for good posture, coordination, and balance. All gross and fine motor skills rely on a stable core.

Remember to practice and encourage proper form with your children/students. Now let’s take a look at the challenge.

Part 1 of the challenge:

Choose 1 Timed Plank Exercise and 3 Counted Plank Exercises each day from the list of 10 plank variations below!

SCAN the QR CODE for a demonstration of each plank exercise.

November Challenge

TIMED PLANK EXERCISES – Hold for at least 20 seconds. Increase time each day for your personal best.

  • High Plank (on hands)
  • Low Plank (on elbows)

COUNTED PLANK EXERCISES

  • Plank with Shoulder Touch – 10 repetitions each shoulder
  • Up Down Plank –10 repetitions
  • Alternating Arm Raise – 5 repetitions each arm
  • Plank Jacks – 10 repetitions
  • Knee to Outside Elbow Plank – 5 repetitions each leg
  • Alternating Toe Tap Plank – 10 repetitions each side
  • Plank Leg Raise – 10 repetitions each leg
  • Knee Tap Plank (Low plank) – 10 repetitions each knee

Thank you Jedd Austin (@jeddaustin) for your incredible videography/editing talent.

Part 2 of the challenge:

Think of something or someone you’re thankful for, and write it on the calendar each day. If you’re thankful for a person, go above and beyond by telling the person or by writing them a note.

Using the linked fitness calendar, write your initials for each day you complete the routine. At the end of the month, turn in your completed calendar to your PE teacher. Students completing at least 10 days will receive a certificate.

For a copy of the November Flourish with Fitness Challenge  click 30 DAYS of THANKS and PLANKS.


“Strong Core Muscles Create Confident Kids!” Clamber Club, 25 Feb. 2017, clamberclub.com/weak-core-learning-difficulties-link/.

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