Pedometer Challenge 2021 Has Ended



We Hope You Enjoyed the Challenge This Year

The link is still active if you need to enter your steps.   But don't delay.  We will give you the tally in the coming days. 


Get Ready, Get Set, Walk

It’s time for our annual pedometer challenge.  Last year we surpassed our goal by logging 6,056,342 steps.  I’d like to challenge us as a church to surpass last year's total.  Beginning Sunday, February 7th and continuing through April 4th, you’re invited to track your steps with us.  Strap on your pedometer or fitness tracker and start walking.  Bookmark this External link opens in new tab or windowlink and begin entering your daily steps on February 7, 2021.  Remember, every step counts as we walk toward 6,100,000 steps.  Even though there's a pandemic, let's show how active we can be as we strive to maintain good health.  Let's do this together!

The Challenge:

We will collectively walk for 6,100,000 cumulative steps.  

  • The goal of the pedometer challenge is to work as a group to amass 6,100,000 steps.  Every person's steps count to achieve our goal.
  • We'll provide updates to track our progress.  (See if you can find new ways to add steps to your daily total!)

Use this External link opens in new tab or windowlink and bookmark it beginning Sunday, February 7 to enter your steps.

 




Indulge in Self Care

We urge everyone to indulge in self-care.   Here are some suggestions: 

Listen to calming music, buy yourself flowers, pray and meditate, go for a walk, stretch, dance, drink green tea.  You get the idea.  Go for it! 



Free Exercise Classes

The Wellness Ministry continues to offer opportunities to exercise with us free of charge. 


Zumba® Gold is offered every Saturday and Body Sculpting and Core Conditioning is offered on Monday evenings at 7.

These classes are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.  We’d love for you to join us!  If interested or have questions, e-mail External link opens in new tab or windowwesleychapelwellness@gmail.com.


Class Descriptions


Body Sculpting and Core Conditioning

Never touched a weight before? Coming back from a hiatus? We are ready to welcome you. This class is a non-aerobic, a muscle-toning class focused on core strength using dumbbells and exercise bands to give you strength and muscle tone. It can lower your risk of bone loss. Anyone can do it - just be sure and let the instructor know of any special considerations. (This class also includes a group who remain seated while exercising).


Low-Impact Aerobics

This class combines all standing cardio moves (i.e., knee lifts, grapevines, marches) with some upper body conditioning (light weights and/or exercise bands are optional).  Instructions are easy to follow and the class is suitable for all fitness levels. Great class for all!!

 

Stretch and Strengthen

Using whole-body movements based on the fundamentals of Yoga and Pilates. It will leave you feeling centered and calm.

 

  • Improve your joint flexibility and range of movement
  • Increase your core strength
  • Improve your cardiovascular function
  • Burn calories
  • Reduce your stress levels
  • Provide a lasting sense of well-being and calm
  • Focus your mind and raise your level of consciousness

 

Zumba Gold®

The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. This class recreates all the moves you love at a lower intensity. Great for beginners of all ages and older active adults.  Positive benefits can include reducing body weight and other body measurements, as well as psychological and social benefits on quality of life.