As the January Challenge heads into its final days, this week's solo challenge was to run or walk Marathon distance.
Nicky Spinks is the perfect name for our team as just like the super woman herself, we don't only have the will and the strength, but we have the endurance to go the distance. This was the week when Team Nicky Spinks started to streak ahead at the top of the January Challenge league table. And it was lovely to have members of our sibling branches taking part in this week's solo challenge.
Everyone took a different approach to the challenge with some gently ambling over the line or others hitting the trails and plodding the pavements. And then there was Pauline who took the challenge very literally and walked a marathon (and then some!) in one sitting, being on the move for over 8.5 hours!
Jo celebrated the arrival of her wings (GoodGym 100 t-shirt) by taking a tour of some of our old haunts and favourite tasks. I so wish we could have run with her. She also used those wings to make a snow angel!
For a team unknown for their fitness prowress, Team Liverpool is absolutely smashing it. Inspired by our team mates, the legendary GoodGym York, we've walked, run and cycled our way to success. And are currently sitting pretty as third overall in terms of invidual branch kilomteres. A.MAZ.ING! I'm so proud of you all.
But... there are still 6 days to go! Sign-up for our epic ending this Sunday and keep moving folks <3
P.S. All welcome to our end of January Challenge party - let us know you're coming here >>*
Inspired by Kate from GoodGym Trafford, this is a DIY mission to be done in your local area, at a time convenient to you, but to be completed by St Dwynwen’s Day (25th January).
Open to everyone, not just those from Derby; you are welcome to join us.
It’s an ideal opportunity to combine litter-picking with your daily exercise, and clear the streets of unsightly rubbish.
Please run/walk alone, or with someone else from your household/bubble, maintaining social distancing, and use gloves or a litter grabber to pick up items.
If you take a photo on your adventure, please send it to email@example.com , along with a few details for inclusion in the write-up.
Hope you’re able to avoid the worst of the weather, and please wash your hands!
Quite a few GoodGym members joined an online yoga session. addition reading below.
Practicing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. The study found that practicing just 25 minutes of Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation per day can boost the brain’s executive functions, cognitive abilities linked to goal-directed behavior and the ability to control knee-jerk emotional responses, habitual thinking patterns and https://uwaterloo.ca/news/news/yoga-and-meditation-improve-brain-function-and-energy-levels