Need Help Staying Motivated After a Race Cancellation? Consider the FitnessBank Step Challenge with Des Linden
If you're sad because your race was cancelled, here's another option for you. #StepWithDes
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Join Des' Spring Step Challenge: April 1 to May 31
Fitness Bank partnered with Des Linden for a Step Challenge so non-elite runners could workout (virtually) with Des Linden as she trained for her Boston Marathon.
The Boston Marathon, postponed until September 14th, isn't the only race that isn't happening. If you're an enthusiastic racer, your Spring races are cancelled or postponed, too.
You may be asking yourself, "now what?" and "How can you stay motivated?" I know I am.
Well, this step challenge is one way you can stay motivated without a race on your calendar. Keep reading to learn how to join.
Download the Free FitnessBank App
To track your miles and see how Des Linden trains, download the FitnessBank Step Tracker App
before April 1. The app syncs to your Garmin, FitBit, Apple Health or Google Fit tracker.
You don’t have to open a Fitness Bank account to participate in the Challenge or Groups. The fitness tracker app is 100% FREE.
The FREE FitnessBank Step Tracker App is available in the App Store and Google Play.
Join the Challenge
Once in the app, under FitnessBank Challenges to find DES' SPRING STEP CHALLENGE. (See graphic below.) Select the challenge and join!
You'll see your name listed with all the other members of the challenge group.
The challenge doesn't officially start until April 1st, so your steps tally won't show in the challenge until then.
Once the challenge begins, the FitnessBank app adds your steps to your total and ranks the challenge members.
Warm Up in Des' Running Club
You can warm up for the official challenge by joining Des' Running Club Group. You'll see there are plenty of people in there already, tracking their daily move goals.
The Running Club group can help you get familiar with FitnessBank App before the real challenge begins!
Start Tracking Your Steps: #StepWithDes
This is my second challenge with the FitnessBank App. I like it a lot. It syncs to my Apple Watch and tracks my movement all day, week, month. I don't have to download or upload any information, it's already there.
It's fun to check each day and to see where you are in the standings. Although you don't have to open a fitness account to participate, the app shows your current percentage rate each day.
There's a definite thrill when I drive up my APY rate because of my workouts.
Two Ways to Win Prizes
Beyond staying motivated to walk, run, jog, and move each day, you have chances to win prizes when you participate in the challenge!
FitnessBank, Des Linden, and Brooks Running are giving away great stuff. You could win Brooks Running Shoes, Race Entries, Autographed Posters, and FitnessBank Bonus Steps.
If winning a prize makes you more active, check out your motivation below!
COMPETE to Win Prizes
If you're in it to win it, gear up for competition mode. Get moving and put your self at the top of the leaderboard to win awesome prize packages.
PARTICIPATE to Win Prizes #KeepShowingUp
If you can't get in the most steps, you still can win prizes the #KeepShowingUp way!
5 participants will win the following prize package:
1 of the 5 participant winners (above) will get the Grand Prize of:
Now That You're Motivated, Get Moving!
I hope you'll agree Des' Spring Step Challenge is a good way to stay motivated during this odd time in the world.
You can track your steps inside or out — on a treadmill or a walk around your neighborhood. Do whatever feels best and safe to you.
Whatever you do, keep moving. There's no doubt that exercise relieves anxiety and depression. It makes us feel better both physically and mentally.
I'll see you at the starting line of Des' Spring Step Challenge on April 1. Good luck and stay safe!
If Your Race was Cancelled, Join Des Linden's Spring Step Challenge at FitnessBank! Click Here to Download the FREE Tracker App.
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