Weekly Fitness Challenges
Each week, we will be adding a new fitness challenge to keep you moving throughout the month. The fitness challenges will all connect back to an aspect of domestic violence and provide concrete steps to preventing and treating domestic violence in our community.
Come back for details every Monday. As you complete the challenges, don't forget to take photos of your team participating and upload them to our shared Marathon Month album.
- Week 1, October 5th: Mind/Body
- Week 2, October 12th: Air/Ab Cycling
- Week 3, October 19th: Wall Workout
- Week 4, October 26th: Listen & Support
Domestic violence (DV) is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. DV can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and education level.
** Challenge ** hold the wall sit position for 30 seconds to 1 minute or more!
While Domestic Violence is often associated with physical abuse, it can also include sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological actions or threats of actions that cause fear by intimidation and coercion.
Some of the same training techniques that we use to improve our bodies can also strengthen our emotional and psychological fitness This week, try to practice these exercises daily:
Warm-Up each morning with a self-affirmation or daily intention to build confidence and courage.
Cool Down every day with the mindfulness exercise in this video to better manage stress and gain fresh perspective on situations.