WESTERN SAN JUANS - LiveWell Colorado kicked off its second annual statewide Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge on Thursday, May 1; it ends on May 30. The Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge provides free online tools to encourage Coloradans to make a concerted and collective effort to be active during May.
Participants are encouraged to engage in physical activity for 30 minutes a day for 30 days. Colorado’s total amassed minutes will be displayed at GetMovinChallenge.org and will demonstrate that Colorado is the most active state in the nation. Anyone can participate for as many days as they like – incentives are given at three different levels – and all the minutes tracked will contribute to the state’s accumulated total.
In Montrose, participants have a chance to win Chipotle Mexican Grill free entrees and catering for 20, LiveWell hats, water bottles and smartphone wipes, a two-night stay at the Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver (a $100 value), a Boulder Running Company gift certificate, Fit bit Flex Wireless Activity or Sleep Wristbands and Official Adidas Brazuca 2014 World Cup Soccer Balls. To help Montrose become more active, LiveWell Montrose Olathe and the Montrose Downtown Development Authority are sponsoring Get Moving Yoga at Centennial Plaza every Wednesday in May. The free public yoga starts at 5:15 and ends at approximately 5:55 p.m., and is led by Audra Duke, MA, LPC, RYT. Sessions take place Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28. Duke is a registered yoga teacher and psychotherapist practicing in Montrose and Ridgway. For more information, check out GetMovinChallenge.org .
In Mountain Village, residents and employees are encouraged to join the Challenge and engage in physical activity for 30 minutes a day for 30 days. This year, cities and towns are vying for the title of “Most Active Colorado Community” by signing up as many residents as possible.
“Community challenges are a great way to have fun while kick-starting healthy habits,” stated Police Chief Chris Broady. “Mountain Village has signed up for the Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge and we hope town employees and residents will consider signing up as well.”
To participate in the challenge, residents create a free MapMyFitness.com account, sign up for the Get Movin’ Challenge and log their daily activity in May. The Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge provides free online tools and participants are eligible to win prizes based on the number of days completed. Anyone can participate for as many days as they like – incentives are given at three different levels – and all the minutes tracked will contribute to Colorado’s accumulated total.
New this year is a competition between cities and towns in Colorado for the title of most active Colorado City.