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Our Goal: 150 minutes of exercise per week.

Challenge Runs: October 18 - November 21 (4 weeks)

We’ll experiment with challenges and rhythms designed to open us up to a purpose-driven life. Participants (sign up if you haven't already to participate!) will receive special workouts, inspiring stories and the chance to connect with others striving for a common goal. New content will be added below weekly during the Strong Challenge to guide you. 

We are stronger together! 

If you are not a YGBW member, join today! Is your YGBW membership on hold? Reactivate Now.
(You do not need to be a YGBW member to participate in the Challenge)

Stronger Together with Ys Across the Country!

Upcoming STRONG Challenge Themes

Week 1: COMMIT

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Week 4: EXPAND

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Need More Details About the STRONG Challenge?

What is it?

  • FREE 30-day challenge to help you strengthen your physical, mental, and spiritual health through activities that build healthy habits
  • FREE & Open to YMCA members and the community (nonmembers)

How do I register?

  • Participants sign up by texting STRONG to 844-889-6222 & fill out the form linked in the text reply to complete their registration.
  • If you're local to the YMCA of Greater Brandywine, stop in to pick up a free whiteboard tracker at any of our wellness locations starting October 6. 

When does it begin?

  • The challenge officially begins on October 18

How will I know what to do?

  • Participants will receive 4 text messages each week with challenges, fun content, and ways to get STRONG
  • Free Virtual and On Demand Content for all participants, including workout routines, classes, recipes, nutritional advice, playlists, meditation series, and more! This can be found here once the challenge starts.

What happens if I miss one of the 30 days?

  • Do not fret! This challenge is a journey, not a sprint. If you miss a day, come back the next one and try again! The physical goal each week is to move 150 minutes; Do your best to reach that goal!