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Challenge Idea: Focus on Fitness

Challenge each of your department members to focus on their personal fitness. Fitness is defined as the result of cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility conditioning, as well as ideal body weight maintenance. Fitness helps keep lungs and hearts healthy and can relieve stress.

Start the challenge by distributing the Focus on Fitness Goal Sheet from the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program to all challenge participants.

Challenge Rules:

  1. Using the Focus on Fitness Goal Sheet, determine your fitness goal for the month. How many times can you realistically work out per week? Set a goal that is challenging but attainable.
  2. Track your workouts on your personal goal sheet .
  3. Once you’ve developed your workout schedule, keep it going throughout the year!

To motive your department members, try sending out weekly emails with exercise tips, easy workout ideas, and motivational messages and quotes. Organize a weekly group fitness activity, such as a jog or trip to the gym. Set up a bulletin board with exercise examples in the station. Sign up for a charity walk near you. Find more fitness resources and activity ideas on the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program web site.

 

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