Walking, yoga and more round out participation in National Fitness Challenge

By Richard Rueda, NFC Coordinator

Since mid-spring, Society for the Blind students and staff have been actively engaged in the annual Anthem USABA National Fitness Challenge. As our programming needed to go virtual, we huddled and came up with a winning game plan. 

Regrouping, our 30 participants rose to the challenge. From participating in virtual Shelter In Pace public events to small group challenges on who can achieve the most steps in a week or given weekend, the excitement continues to grow.

NFC Participant Karon with a sign that says "Doing every little Fitbit possible"

NFC Participant Karon with a sign that says “Doing every little Fitbit possible”

This September as cooler weather comes to the region, we are gearing up for even more virtual competitions. Samantha Adams and our yoga volunteers will not only continue their twice-weekly sessions, they also will host an extended yoga workshop demonstrating various poses and highlighting key components of this physical, mental and spiritual discipline. The date of this special event will be posted on our website and social media in early September.

Additionally, participants will engage in daily and week-long step challenges, ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 steps throughout the month. Participants who achieve the assigned goal for that given day will be entered into a drawing to win a prize.

On Saturday, September 12, our Sacramento National Fitness Challenge participants will compete in our 5/10K walk/run from home contest. Participants will be issued running bibs and other items to emulate a real race.

NFC Participant Terri getting her steps in on her treadmill at home

NFC Participant Terri getting her steps in on her treadmill at home

For additional information, to join even if you are not enrolled,  or to support participants as they work toward attaining and maintaining healthy habits and exercise, please contact project coordinator, Richard Rueda, for additional detailsrrueda@societyfortheblind.org.