Here is the link to day one. DAY 01 of the COVID 19-Day Pickleball Fitness Challenge
Hey, pickleball world! Over the last few weeks, I have been struggling with not having pickleball due to COVID-19 restrictions! What about you?
What? A 19-day Fitness Challenge ➞ 19-minutes, each day!
When? Starting on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 (but feel free to follow the challenge once it’s over (on May 17th.)
Where? Your home, a garage, a park, or wherever you have enough room to do the drills/exercises
How? View the #elevate forum daily, to find the challenge. Take a video or photo of you during or after the 19-minute routine. Post your video to your social media channels and then be sure to come back here to the daily thread to CHECK-IN, with a link to your pic/video.
Giveaways? Absolutely! We’ll be raffling off a bunch of paddles to those who complete the challenge by checking in EVERY DAY, during the challenge. So don’t miss a day!
One of the things that I am passionate about is the concept of progression and sacrificing what you want now for becoming something better, in the future. Four years ago I started on a journey to progress in the sport of pickleball. I started out as a 3.0 and have progressed to 5.0, in that time, by implementing and living the principles of progression.
One of the principles I believe is that you can’t share what you don’t have. One of the things I have is knowledge of how to implement progression. While we are bogged down by a world that feels like it’s stopped I want to do a 19-day challenge to get us moving and implementing progression. I would love to have anyone join in on this with me! But before we get started, here’s a little background about me…
I am an Occupational Therapist that specializes in Neuro-based rehabilitation. I specialize in the rehabilitation and creating habits for Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke and Spinal cord injuries.
I have a certification that taught me how to break skills down and how to teach a brain how to progress and take charge of its own rehabilitation.
After much practice, and training individuals to relearn basic life skills, I have learned how to set goals and turn positive behaviors into habits that allow an individual to become something better than they were at the beginning.
Certainly, if it is possible to help individuals who have to start over from zero, get back to living through building good habits, then surely we can help each other become more fit and improve our pickleball game through the same strategy.
There are two major factors (not the only ones) that I believe in. The first important factor, when it comes to becoming someone/something new is to have accountability to those around you. I want to be that person, alongside any others in this great community, who have that same desire. The second factor is to focus on one small thing at a time and to work on that one thing no matter what else is going on.
This challenge is not about the drill or exercise you are doing, as much as it is about evaluating your morning or day and experimenting where you can put daily work towards your pickleball goals. The morning is a great time where most people can make slight adaptations to their sleep habits.
Also, it is important to note that you can start this 19-day challenge ANY time. If you see this a year from now you can start and we will be here for you.
Please share this with your friends, so we can hold each other accountable progressing together!
Also, who doesn’t want to WIN PRIZES?!? (We have lots to give!)
Participate each day and you’ll be eligible to win paddles, balls, and clothes from our great sponsors!
Make sure you tune in on Sunday, April 26th in order to start the challenge!!
What I commit to doing for you:
As your host, I will be here every day over the next 19 days to
- give you encouragement and support and encourage you to do the same for one another
- help you evaluate your morning routine through various social platforms
- present a new fitness challenge that will relate to pickleball in one way or another
- introduce professional pickleball player’s, and their daily challenges
What I expect from you:
- You commit to 19 minutes/day for 19 straight days. Say it… I COMMIT!
Think about it, 19 minutes is 1% of your day. Just give yourself that to put towards pickleball and over time you will see change.
Each day we will present:
- WHAT are we doing.
- WHY it works.
- HOW it relates to pickleball.
- PRO: Outline & Demonstration
- YOU: Report back each day after completing the challenge!
Respond to this topic and use your favorite GIF or phrase to let me know you’re committed to this challenge!