Weekly Team Challenge Info

Below at the weekly challenges and homework. Homework descriptions are below the video.

Fitness Challenge Week 2 | Blocks and Ropes

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 block from the container and will return the hoop to the start. The participant will then place the block on the platform before repeating the process for 10 minutes. Only the person that moved the hoop can place the block. One point is scored for each level of blocks. Blocks may not be adjusted or swapped out once they are placed. If the blocks fall for any reason, then you must continue to build only on those that are remaining. The highest block tower wins.

Individual 65+
Same as teams of 2 and 4 but done solo, only using one side of the rope. GOOD LUCK!


2018 Choose to Lose Homework #2

What: AMITA Health Screenings
When: Wednesday, January 17th, 6-9 pm
Where: Oak Brook Park District Family Recreation Center

AMITA Health will be onsite to offer the following informational and health screenings:

  • Nutritional information seminars at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in our Canterberry Room. Each is about 30-45 minutes long. You only need to attend one and must sign in to receive credit.
  • Health screenings will be available from 6-9 pm in our Studio C. These are optional and all information will be confidential. AMITA is still confirming which screenings will be available. These are assigned on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Program credits are not rewarded. However, those who have participated in the past have found these screenings extremely helpful.

If you attend, please sign one of the sign-in sheets. You will be rewarded with a 1 lb deduction per person for attending a seminar, although I would recommend that you take full advantage of everything that is offered. If you are unable to attend, you may receive a .5 lb deduction per person for completing the week 2 quiz. You may not receive credit for both. If you choose to do the quiz, you will receive it at your week 2 weigh-in and it will be due at your week 3 weigh in.


Fitness Challenge Week 1 | Fish Game

Teams of 2 and 4
Each team member will play the "Fish Game" on the rowing machine twice. Each game is 4 minutes long, for a total of 8 minutes rowing. You will control the fish on the left side of the screen, rowing faster to move the fish up the screen and rowing slower to move the fish down the screen. Edible fish and sharks will be coming across the screen towards your fish. Eating a small fish will earn you 30 points and eating a large fish will earn you 60 points. However, getting eaten by a shark will be a deduction of 45 points. For Choose to Lose scoring, we will take the best score of the two games from each team member. The team's score will be those 2 or 4 numbers combined. The highest team score wins.

You will complete one round of Fish Game. Highest score wins. GOOD LUCK!

2018 Choose to Lose Homework #1
Strength in Numbers

Many people avoid strength training because they think only doing cardio is the best way to lose weight. However, increasing lean muscle can help you lose weight and improve your body composition as well. Your homework for week 1 is to attend one of the Strength and Conditioning or Sculpt and Flexibility classes that the Oak Brook Park District provides. Each participant will get 0.5 lbs deducted for each class attended, up to a maximum of 3 classes. Available classes at the Oak Brook Park District include:

Boot Camp: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:20 - 10:05 am
Core Conditioning: Monday, Wednesday 6:00 - 6:55 pm
LIFT: Saturday 11:00 - 11:45 am
Strength & Mobility: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 - 9:55 am
Strength-Flex: Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 - 12:45 pm
Ab & Roller Lab: Wednesday, Friday 11:00 - 11:45 am
Barre Bodies: Tuesday, Thursday 7:45 - 8:30 am
Family Core Fusion: Saturday 8:15 – 9:00 am
Flexi-Balance: Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 10:45 am
Low Impact Cardio Sculpt: Thursday 10:15 – 11:00 am
Sculpt Fusion: Tuesday, Thursday 9:20 - 10:05 am