It may be a while before we are allowed out en masse to take part in fitness events beyond our living room walls. But all is not lost. In the wake of social distancing, events can be found in the virtual realm, from a Barry’s marathon to Turf games. Read on for the best online fitness event challenges to keep you motivated during lockdown…
Online fitness event challenges
UNDER ARMOUR TURF GAMES – HOME GAMES
Turf Games puts a fresh spin on the home workout with its launch of Home Games. Home Games offers participants of all abilities a chance to take part in a virtual contest across 5 workouts announced across 2 weeks and log their scores on the virtual leaderboard. You have everything you need in the comfort of your home with workouts ranging from broomstick thrusters to plank shoulder taps into hand release push ups. There’s fun for everyone and a guaranteed sweat. Everyone that enters gets a chance to win some cool prizes courtesy of its partners Under Armour, Blk Box and Optimum Nutrition. Find more information on the website and Instagram page.
UNITED IN MOVEMENT
United In Movement is an online fitness challenge. It’s mission is to help raise relief funds to support humanitarian efforts, businesses and gyms impacted by COVID-19. In exchange for a donation, participants of all skill levels can take part in a global fitness competition where new workouts are announced every day for 7 days with guest appearances from elite athletes and industry leaders from all over the world. Functional fitness brand WIT has partnered with United in Movement to auction rare signed memorabilia from top Crossfit athletes to help raise funds for United in Movement. Find more information on the website and Instagram page.
BATTLE CANCER TOGETHER
Battle Cancer has launched its first online quarantine pairs fitness competition open to any two people either from the same household or virtually connected. The emphasis is on fun partner workouts and there are prizes to be won for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed pairs including free entry to regular events, WIT apparel, MyProtein bundles and crates full of Nocco. Find more information on the Instagram page.
PLANT BASED GAMES “ISOLATION GAMES”
ISOLATION GAMES brings you an exciting new virtual doubles competition run by the Active Vegans Network, with workouts announced weekly to take on as mixed pairs with someone either in your household or virtually with friends and family. Find more information on the website and Instagram page.
BARRYS MARATHON FROM HOME
Following the success of its charity fundraiser for the NHS, Barry’s Bootcamp is bringing the running back (without red lights and pumping baselines), as it launches a virtual 26.2 miles marathon on 26th April open to all. Whether it’s running around your garden, up and down your stairs and on the spot. The one rule is you must STAY HOME. Find more information on the Instagram page.
PLAN B – VIRTUAL RACE
Find a Race launched Plan B in mid March in the wake of Coronavirus and cancellation of all Spring races, leaving hundreds of thousands of runners with months of winter training behind them and no finish line to aim for. The virtual challenge offers anyone anywhere in the world the opportunity to rack up the miles of training in 25km, 50km, 75km, 100km, 150km and 200km distance challenges or 5km, 10km and half marathon races, all whilst raising funds for the World Health Organisation. Plan B has already received over 1,200 entries so far and raised more than £10k in its opening week alone. Find more information on the website and Instagram page.
FIIT TUF CHALLENGE
FIIT has taken over our screens quite literally with its live HD streaming workouts and performance tracking. Over the next 8 weeks from 13th April, across 8 challenges up to 8 prizes can be won in partnership with ASOS, Mindful Chef, MoveGB, MyoMaster, Vita Coco, Innermost and DNAFit based on how many challenges you complete. Everything from live leaderboard challenges to hitting a personal best, no two weeks will be the same. Participants have until midnight every Sunday to get it done. Find more information on the website and Instagram page.
STRAVA x LULULEMON
In addition to their lineup of running, cycling and virtual New York Road Runners 5km race events, Strava has partnered with Lululemon to reward Strava members with a special post-challenge benefit and new Strava badge for spending 20-minutes a day active, five days a week, over the next 4 weeks. Lululemon ambassadors will be online to provide fresh ways to keep people moving while we all do our part stay safe, active and connected. Find more information on the website.
F45 “CHALLENGE 26”
F45 are taking the principles of their infamous transformation challenge to help everyone working through quarantine over the next 45 days to achieve their health and fitness goals at home. Participants will have access to on demand equipment-free workouts and meal plan recipes via the website or F45 app.
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