Thursday, February 19, 2009

The President's Challenge

Do you remember this from school? I found it kind of fun, but for a lot of kids it was a nightmare. I don't recall much of what it entailed, but it involved push ups, sit ups, pull ups, and running.

It looks like it's still around, and now, not just for kids. At anyone can sign up to take the challenge. The goal is to get people active. You earn points for each workout you do and work towards awards. They have also built in a social aspect, using groups and comparisons to motivate you. I've signed up to see what it's like. I'll make sure to post with updates.

I think this is a great idea. The more ways to motivate people to become active, the better. 

Do you have any memories (good or bad!) of the presidential challenge? If I start a group on the site, would anyone join? What motivates to you get active?

1 comment:

  1. I remember this from middle school! I had no idea that all the stuff I was doing was for this award. I got a certificate in the mail a few months later and my mom framed the darn thing, lol.

    I don't think I'd be able to pass any of the tests now. Good luck!