FOR THE LOVE OF EXERCISE – 25 Day Fitness Challenge

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The trusty JUMP ROPE once again grabs the spotlight for February’s Flourish with Fitness Challenge. For the Love of Exercise is designed to increase awareness of all the benefits from jumping rope. Jump rope is one of the most effective cardiovascular exercises. Along with benefits to the heart, jump rope also enhances coordination, agility, and strengthens bones, arms, legs, and core.

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For the Love of Exercise also offers other exercises to help enhance full body fitness. Throughout the month, participants will be challenged with exercises including plank, squats, and burpees, where the degree of difficulty gradually increases week by week.

The workouts posted each day can be adapted to fit the fitness level of each participant. Students may need to perform fewer repetitions on a given day due to fatigue or if they’re physically not ready. Some students may need to add more time and repetitions than the ones posted on any given day to level up.

This workout is an excellent opportunity for jump rope beginners to strengthen their jump rope ability. I encourage beginner jumpers to persevere. If you put in a little work each day, your ability will increase steadily. For the advanced jumpers, you are encouraged to push yourselves and even try the more difficult challenges demonstrated in the video below.

I like to give each student who returns a fitness challenge a certificate of participation.

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CHECK THIS OUT! Below is a Blowing off S.T.E.A.M project I created for my students. Here, they are challenged to use available household materials to create their own jump rope.

(Click Blowing Off STEAM in PE  for an editable copy of the challenge!)

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Click CERTIFICATE for access to the FOR the LOVE of EXERCISE participation certificate.


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The COLOR DASH – Fitness Board Game

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I was recently inspired by my kids. During their week off from school for winter break, much of their time was spent at home, inside due to rainy weather. With this, out came the board games. Monopoly, Life, Clue, and Qwirkle were just a few games enjoyed throughout the week. My kids are 14, 15, and 17 years old. I was impressed that they still enjoyed playing board games as much as they did when they were 8, 9, and 11. Board games are accessible and user-friendly, plus, most of them list the ideal playing age from 4-89. Therefore, I knew what I needed to do. I would tap into the excitement and develop my own.

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So I created The COLOR DASH, a game combining fitness, a little math, and lots of fun. Although I encourage kids to play The COLOR DASH with family and friends, it can also be played alone.

Objective: Players DASH around the board collecting as many points as possible by completing exercises.

Equipment: You will need The COLOR DASH game board, 1 dice, 1 game piece per player (create your own), 1 water bottle per player, and a pad and pencil to keep score.

Game Play: To begin, each player rolls the die. The player with the higher number goes first. Place game pieces on the square marked “START/FINISH.” Roll the die to establish how many spaces to move in a clockwise direction. Complete the action assigned to the square in order to earn its point value. Use the key located in the center of the board to determine the square’s action and point value. Players alternate turns. Play continues until both players land directly on or pass by the square marked “START/FINISH.” The player with the most accumulated points wins the game. This is not necessarily the player who finishes first. Of course, players are encouraged to congratulate each other on working hard and having fun completing the COLOR DASH!

Alternative Versions: 

  • Set a timer for a predetermined amount of time. For example, you may want to either play until you finish the board or stop playing after 5 minutes (or whatever time you set).
  • Play for a set number moves. For example, players agree on the total number of moves prior to the game. If they decided the maximum number of moves is seven, then after each player’s seventh move the game is over.

Get your COLOR DASH fitness challenge below!

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It can also be used in classrooms as a brain break and in physical education classes as an instant activity. Simply laminate the game board and it will last forever.

Do you love board games? If so, this is the Fitness Challenge for you!
If you like The COLOR DASH, then perhaps you’ll enjoy 3 of my other games included in this bundle:

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JUMP ROPE PLANKAPALOOZA – 30 DAY CHALLENGE

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The Rope Jump Plankapalooza challenge is all about jumping and building core strength. This daily exercise routine consists of two parts. This challenge can be completed as a monthly challenge or any time!

Click on the pictures or here for a copy of THE JUMP ROPE PLANKAPALOOZA.

Part One – JUMPING

  • Choose to complete either jumping jacks, jump rope, or imaginary jump rope. Each one of these exercises is an awesome way to increase your heart rate.
  • Choose Level 1 or Level 2. Each level consistently increases in repetitions each day. Notice that Level 2 is more challenging than Level 1. Feel free to switch levels at any point based on your personal ability. Remember, if you find that you are barely breaking a sweat, increase the repetitions at your own rate each day.
  • Complete the number of repetitions on the calendar each day. For example, on Day 1, you will complete 25 jumping jacks/rope turns for level 1 or 75 jumping jacks/rope turns for level 2. If you miss a day, simply pick up where you left off.

Part Two – PLANKING

  • Hold a plank pose for as long as you can each day. You can choose either a traditional low plank or a high plank.
  • Try to increase your maximum time each day. Throughout the month your core strength will increase as long as you put in the work and push yourself!
  • Log your time. Each day you complete the plank challenge, be sure to add your time to the activity log so you can track your progress.
  • Check the circle on the activity log each day you complete the exercises.

I give my students an opportunity to turn in their challenges at the end of the month. I post their logs on a bulletin board and give them a completion certificate.

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