Wellness Wednesday Tip #46: Challenge: Join #SummerOfMove

Happy #WellfieWednesday friends! Challenge Week!!

     This week’s challenge involves our friends over at Free The Yoke! Mike Eisenhart (@mikeeisenhart) and friends established Free The Yoke last summer as an initiative to bring attention to the burden of chronic disease in the United States. (Sidenote - Did you know that more than 7 out of every 10 deaths in the United States are due to chronic disease with somewhere between 250-700K of them preventable? Unfortunately, it’s true.)

     This summer, FTY is initiating a movement (pun totally intended) titled the #SummerOfMOVE with the goal of bringing even more attention to the burden of chronic disease in the US through an international competition that not only emphasizes fitness, but also raises money for charity in the process. Essentially, you can sign up as a “Free Agent” or form a team with friends to compete against players from around the country to raise awareness of the impact of chronic disease and (let’s be real) establish your dominance against other participants.

     Think of it as a giant fantasy football league, except YOU are the athlete, YOU choose your sport, and YOU, as well as a charity of your choice, reap the benefits!

     So this week, the #WellfieWednesday team is challenging YOU to join the #SummerOfMOVE by following this link to sign up and participate: http://www.freetheyoke.com/2017/05/08/2017/

     I’ve included a few of the key dates below, but for more information, including official rules and scoring break-down, follow this link: http://www.freetheyoke.com/2017/05/14/2017rules/

Object of the game: Assemble a team and accrue the greatest number of points.

Prizes: Donations, made on behalf of the winning team(s) designated charity.

Key Dates:

  • May 7th (open registration begins),

  • May 14th (team registration begins)

  • May 16th (Commitment Day for Franchise Players)

  • May 27th (Live Draft 4P ET for Free Agents),

  • Weekend June 3/4 (preseason week 1 announcements),

  • Weekend June 10/11 (preseason week 2 announcements),

  • Weekend June 17/18 (week 3 [final] preseason announcements),

  • June 22/23rd #SummerOfMOVE opening ceremonies, Portland, OR

  • June 24th-Aug 25th #SummerOfMOVE,

  • Aug 26th (Live Awards 4P ET).

So sign up and join us! Also check out the #SummerOfMove feed below! 

     Thanks again for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures this week and tag the WW crew members (@PBernerSPT@Eric_in_AmERICa@AaronPerezPT@fitnerdaimee@DianaKlatt) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

- WW Crew