If you’re like millions of others, the New Year will bring new goals and resolutions. And for so many, those resolutions include some sort of health goal: get back in shape, eat right, lose weight and more. But for many just getting started can be hard. Where do you start, especially if you haven’t been active in a while? The Prime Women 30 Day Fitness Challenge was created by Prime Women for Prime Women to help you reach your health goals in 2020. All you need is 5-minutes a day to complete this 30 day fitness challenge!
If you get our weekly newsletters then you have been hearing about the Prime Women 30 Day Fitness Challenge for some time now, and we are ready to kick it off! Starting January 1st there will be a daily video, workout or tip to complete. If you can do at least 5 minutes a day for one month you will be on your way to starting a habit you can keep up all year long and have a healthy 2020 and beyond!
We’ve made this challenge specifically for Prime Women! One of the biggest complaints we hear is that Prime Women do not have enough time. So we’ve designed each day’s challenge to take only 5-15 minutes. Completing the daily challenge will mean you’re taking a few minutes a day and committing to yourself and your health. We also want to make sure if you participate you are not doing it alone and have accountability. Studies have shown that support and someone holding you accountable drastically increases your chances of completing a goal. That’s why we encourage you to join the Prime Women Facebook Group where thousands of other Prime Women are supporting one another during this challenge (and beyond!).
We have partnered with fitness experts who are Prime Women themselves. So every workout focuses on things women over 50 are dealing with.
The strength and interval training will be led by Debra Atkinson, of Flipping50. Her workouts will build on one another, so as the month goes on and you want to challenge yourself, you can do her workouts back-to-back. These workouts will also focus on things Prime Women should be doing to work with their body for the best results! If you like the strength and interval training workouts Debra has provided, or want to continue with a similar program in February you can! Learn more about Flipping50’s next 28-day program here.
Yoga workouts have been created and will be led by Nicole Payseur of Om Yoga Diva. Her short sequences will have focus on an area of the body, like core, arms and others. They will also target areas of concern for Prime Women, like back and neck pain, posture and stress!
There are 3 ways to make sure you’re not missing a single day of the challenge. Choose your favorite. And do yourself a favor and set an alarm on your phone, watch or preferred device to help create the habit.
If you are already someone who has a regular workout routine you can still complete the challenge! Just join the Facebook group and comment on the daily posts saying what you did for yourself and your health that day. Your sharing may inspire someone else.
Use light, moderate and heavy weights to reach fatigue by 20 repetitions. For example, if you are just starting, you may want to use 2 pound, 5 pound and 15 pound dumbells. This is just an example and not intended to replace your personal need to adjust your weights to your status. Err on the conservative side when you begin. You can always increase later.
No exercise is appropriate for everybody. The advice herein is not intended to replace or be a substitute for medical advice. If in doubt seek the advice of your physician.
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