Weekly Team Challenge Info

Fitness Challenge Week 8 | Four Corners (10 minutes)

Teams of 4

Team members will be stationed at 4 corners of a square. At corner #1 will be a container with medicine balls. Team members will throw or roll the medicine ball to the next corner going counter clockwise. The ball cannot be carried from one corner to the next. Each participant must be at their corner before rolling/throwing the ball to the next corner. Participants may only leave their corner if they lose the ball but then must return to their corner before proceeding in the challenge. Each time a medicine ball makes it around the entire square and returns to corner #1 the team will earn the number of points equal to the weight of the medicine ball. For example, a 4 lbs medicine ball making it around the square will earn the team 4 points. The team may use whatever medicine ball they want but cannot use the same ball twice in a row. Highest score wins. 

Teams of 2

Team members will be stationed at 2 corners of a square. At corner #1 will be a container with medicine balls. Team members will throw or roll the medicine ball to the next corner going counter clockwise. After one participant throws/rolls the ball to their partner, he or she will run diagonally across the square to the opposite corner before their partner will roll/throw the ball to him or her. The ball cannot be carried from one corner to the next. Each participant must be at their corner before rolling/throwing the ball to the next corner. Each time a medicine ball makes it around the entire square and returns to corner #1 the team will earn the number of points equal to the weight of the medicine ball. For example, a 4 lbs medicine ball making it around the square will earn the team 4 points. The team may use whatever medicine ball they want but cannot use the same ball twice in a row. Highest score wins.

65+ (5 minutes)

Participants will walk or run around the four corners. They may carry dumbbells to earn additional points. For example, a set of 5 lb dumbells will earn them an additional 5 points to their total score.
Highest score of combined laps and points wins

GOOD LUCK! 

 

Bonus Assignment Week #8 

AMITA Health is a proud sponsor of our 2019 Choose to Lose Program. They will be back to offer free screenings! If you came before, come again so that you may compare results!!!
When: Wednesday, February 27th from 6-9 pm
Where: OBPD Family Recreation Center, Canterberry Room
Screenings involve:
•    Blood pressure
•    Osteoporosis
•    Cholesterol
•    Blood sugar
•    A Dietitian will be on sight as well to answer questions


Please take advantage of this free opportunity! A .5 lb deduction will be awarded for those who attend and participate in any or all of them. Please sign in. For privacy, the Park District does not keep track of what you performed.
 


 

Fitness Challenge Week 7 | Plate Loaded (10 minutes)

Teams of 2 and 4

Each participant will hold an end of the rope and move a hoop to the post by shaking the rope. Each time the hoop reaches the post the participant will grab a weight plate and bring it back across the room with them. Points will be earned each time a plate crosses the room. 5 points will be awarded for moving a 45 lbs. plate one at a time. 45 lbs. plates must be carried and cannot be rolled. 3 points will be awarded for moving a 25 lbs. plate across the room. 25 lbs. plates must be carried overhead. 1 point will be awarded for each 10 lbs. plate moved across the room. 10 lbs. plates must be carried an arms length out in front of the participant at shoulder height. Make sure to bring the hoop back with you when you move the plate. Team members may carry weight in any order. Only one plate can be taken per trip. Each participant must move the hoop across the room with the rope before taking another plate. Highest score wins. 

65+

Participants will carry 10 lbs. plates across the room earning 1 point for each plate. They may carry them anyway the want. Highest score wins.  Bonus 10 Points for moving all 10 lb. plates from one side to the other.

GOOD LUCK! 

Homework #7 | Famous Fitness

Choose a favorite celebrity and do research on his/her’s fitness and dietary routine. The person that you choose can be an athlete, actor, musician, politician, etc. Find out what this person does for exercise or their diet and why. Also, what are some things you learned from this research that you can apply to your fitness or dietary routine? Write a paragraph on your findings to receive a .5 lb. deduction. Homework is due at your week 8 weigh in


 

Week #6
Next weeks challenge is below, along with homework that is due in week 7. As for this week, we will accept your “try something new” or “exercise log” to receive credit. If you have already turned it in, great. You are encouraged to do both but will only receive credit for one of them.

Week #5
Next weeks challenge is below, along with homework that is due in week 6. As for this week, we will accept your “try something new” or “exercise log” to receive credit. If you have already turned it in, great. You are encouraged to do both but will only receive credit for one of them.

Fitness Challenge Week 4 | Bozo Buckets (Max. 10 minutes)

Teams of 2 and 4
Each team member will run/walk across the room to retrieve a medicine ball and then bring it back to the starting line. Then each member will throw their medicine ball into one of 3 buckets of varying distances from the starting line. Points are earned by throwing heavier medicine balls into farther buckets. The number of points is determined by multiplying the weight of the medicine ball by the multiplier for each bucket. The closest bucket is worth one point, the second bucket is 2 points and the third bucket is 3 points. 

For example:
Throwing a 4 lb. medicine ball in the closest bucket earns you 4 points (4lbs. times 1 point)
Throwing a 4 lb. medicine ball in the farthest bucket earns you 12 points (4 lbs. times 3 points). Medicine balls range from 4-8 lbs. Any non-medicine ball is very light and will count as 1 lb.

Each team member may only retrieve one medicine ball at a time and may only throw one medicine ball at a time. Each team member must both retrieve medicine balls and throw medicine balls. If a participant misses the bucket on a throw, he or she must retrieve that ball, bring it back to the starting line, and try throwing it in the bucket again (Only on the very last ball is someone else allowed to try once you miss). 
Your Choose to Lose score is all the points added up after all the balls have been used. Highest score wins. (Tiebreaker is fastest time)

65+
Same as teams of 2 and 4 but only using two buckets.

GOOD LUCK!

Homework #3

The Mayo Clinic recommends the following exercise:

Aerobic activity- 
Get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity a week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. The guidelines suggest that you spread out this exercise during the course of a week. 

Strength training- 
Do strength training exercises for all major muscle groups at least two times a week. Aim to do a single set of each exercise, using a weight or resistance level heavy enough to tire your muscles after about 12 to 15 repetitions.

Your homework is to log at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise from week 4 to week 5 . You must also log at least 2 days of strength training. Remember, these are the minimum recommended amounts of exercise so feel free to complete more. 

If you have any physical limitations that prevent you from achieving either of these, please let me know.

You will be awarded .5 lb per person if it is completed. Homework is due by your week 5 weigh in.


 

Fitness Challenge Week 3 | Beat the Trainer (2.5 miles/max time: 12 minutes)

Teams of 2 and 4 and 65+
Each person will ride the Assault Bike for 2.5 miles. 

Fastest total time will determine the winner. Also, any person that beats Kennen Hootman’s time of 5:47 will earn an additional 1 lb. deduction for their team. 

Anyone who does not participate in the challenge will automatically receive the 12-minute maximum)

Good Luck!

Homework #3

Try a new exercise/piece of fitness equipment/fitness activity and document your experience. For example, you can try the Stairmaster for the first time, or go to open pickleball for the first time, or go running outside at the park for the first time. 
You can do this here at the Oak Brook Park District or at another location. After trying your something new, write a paragraph on your experience. Why did you decide to try this for the first time? What kept you from trying it before now? Will it become a regular part of your fitness routine going forwards? Get creative with it. Homework is due at your week 4 weigh in. Completed homework will receive a .5 lb. deduction.


 

Fitness Challenge Week 2 | Hungry Hungray Hippos (10 minutes) 

Teams of 2 and 4 
Team members will start in 4 corners of the room. In the center of the room will be an area filled with 20 medicine balls of varying weights and sizes. Each participant will run from their corner to retrieve a medicine ball ONE AT A TIME and bring it back to their corner.

Every time the center container is COMPLETELY emptied the team will earn a point. After the container is emptied, participants will return the medicine balls ONE AT A TIME back to the area. Each time the area is completely refilled the team will earn a point. Participants can run or walk to retrieve the balls and carry them, but cannot throw or roll the medicine balls. Highest score wins. Partial credit is not given.

65+ (5 Minutes)
Same as the teams of 2 and 4 except 1 point is earned for each medicine ball moved. 10 additional points awarded for moving all the medicine balls. Tie breaker is fastest time.

Good Luck! 

Homework #2 | Complete a 3-day food diary
Log everything that you eat and/or drink over a 3-day period. You may use any method of logging that you prefer. Examples include writing it down, using an app such as MyFitnessPal, and many other methods. Make sure to keep track of the number of servings as well as the nutritional content. 
Homework is due at your week 3 weigh in. You will receive a .5 lb deduction if completed.

 

Fitness Challenge Week 1 | CTL Triathlon (12-minute time limit)

Teams of 2 and 4
Each team member will complete the Choose to Lose Triathlon which will consist of the following 3 events:

  • 500 meter Row
  • 1 mile Air Assault bike
  • 5 times up and down a flight of stairs

Each team member will start on the rowing machine and must complete the triathlon in row, bike, run order. Your team’s score will be the sum of each team members time in completing the challenge. The clock starts when the team members begin rowing. The clock will continue to run and not stop for transition times between events. Fastest total team time wins. Team members who do not participate will automatically incur the 12 minute time.

65+ (5 Minutes)

Each participant will row for 5 minutes. Highest distance wins. 

GOOD LUCK!

 

2019 Choose to Lose Homework #1
Group Fitness

Your first homework assignment will be to attend any of the group fitness classes provided by the Oak Brook Park District. Available classes vary from Low Impact classes, Strength and Condition classes, Dance/Cardio classes, Pilates, yoga, mindfulness classes to sculpt and flexibility classes. Each team member will receive a .5 lb deduction for attending 3 classes. Although we encourage you to attend as many classes as possible, the max deduction is .5 lb per person. Homework provided must be completed by the following week weigh-in. For example, this homework must be completed by your week 2 weigh in.