I really enjoy this time of year. It is one of hope and reflection. In addition I am guilty of having new year’s resolutions. The past several years I have been a captain of a local Live Healthy Iowa team. As part of the Iowa Sports Foundation (which also includes the Iowa Games), Live Healthy Iowa began in 2002 as a friendly competition encouraging Iowans to “Lighten Up” and adopt healthier lifestyles through increased physical activity and smarter nutrition choices. The cost to join a team is $20.00 person.
For $20, each team member will receive:
-Weekly activity, nutrition and recipe tips via e-mail
-A personal online tracking page
-Unlimited access to healthy recipes, health tips and more
-Opportunities to win individual prizes and team incentives
-One-year subscription to one of the lifestyle magazines (Fitness, Family Circle, Parents, Midwest Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Ladies’ Home Journal, Men’s Journal, Diabetic Living, or Siempre Mujer)
Your personal dashboard also includes an online daily journal to help you track your weight loss or physical activity, an online messaging center that will allow you to communicate with your teammates to support each other in your progress, and gives you the ability to see your team’s ranking on the leaderboard.
10 Week Wellness Challenge participants also receive free admission to the following:
-Dubuque Iowa Games Fitness Walk on Saturday, January 26, start anytime between 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. at the JFK Mall
-Dubuque Iowa Games Zumba® Fitness Class on Sunday, January 27th at 2:00 (Check in between 1:00-1:45) at Carver Elementary
-Cedar Rapids Iowa Games Fitness Walk on Saturday, February 9, start anytime between 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena
-Des Moines Iowa Games Fitness Walk on Saturday, February 9, start anytime between 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. in the Des Moines skywalk system (Kaleidoscope at the Hub Food Court)
**To receive free admission, you must bring a copy of your e-mail entry confirmation or your Access Card! Live Healthy Iowa participants who attend the Zumba® Fitness Class on January 27th can purchase an Iowa Games t-shirt for $5 at the registration table.
Please contact me or visit their website http://www.livehealthyiowa.org/ by January 15 if you are interested in joining a team. Have a great week. Kent