Register early and you could win $200!
Whether you're looking for some motivation to become more active, lose weight or train for an upcoming road race, be sure to sign up for Gundersen Lutheran's Minutes in Motion, a six-week Coulee Region physical activity challenge.
Participating in Minutes in Motion is easy and free! You can join individually or as a team with your friends, family or co-workers. Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity each day or a total of 1,260 minutes in six weeks.
The challenge begins Monday, March 25 and ends Sunday, May 5. It's easy to participate: To register, go to balanceyour7.com/minutes-in-motion beginning on Monday, Feb. 11. The first 2,000 people to register will be entered in a drawing for a $200 gift card.
Track and record your minutes of physical activity every day for six weeks. Report your activity online at balanceyour7.com/minutes-in-motion. You can report your minutes daily, weekly or all at the end of the challenge.
If you meet the 1,260-minute goal, you’ll be eligible to win great prizes including:
- Grand prize: $500 sponsored by Ho-Chunk Nation
- Team captain prize: $100 gift card
- More drawings for $25, $50 and $100 gift cards
"One of the best parts about Minutes in Motion is that you can pick any activity that fits into your lifestyle, whether it is gardening, walking the dog, weightlifting, yoga or playing active Wii games," adds Linda Larson, Gundersen Lutheran wellness education specialist and coordinator of Minutes in Motion. "You are encouraged to move at your own pace-enough to get your heart beating harder and faster. Minutes in Motion is about getting you in motion to be healthier."
Last year, more than 3,887 people took part in Minutes in Motion, including 100 businesses. Participants recorded a grand total of more than 5.7 million minutes of physical activity.
To help you along the way, the Minutes in Motion website will offer exercise tips, healthy and delicious recipes, a pedometer conversion chart, exercise products and all the information you need to know about Minutes in Motion.
This event is free for all participants, thanks to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce, Mid-West Family Broadcasting, WXOW News 19, The La Crosse Tribune, EcoPark and Ho-Chunk Nation.
For more information on Minutes in Motion, visit balanceyour7.com/minutes-in-motion or call (608) 775-4717 or (800) 362-9567, ext. 54717.
Minutes in Motion important dates:
Feb. 11 - Registration opens
March 25 - Challenge begins
May 8 - Final minutes due
May 10 - Prizes announced