New Year’s Fitness Challenge Ideas for Your Gym

Three fitness challenges to host at your gym this New Year’s

After the holidays, millions of people are motivated to improve their diet, hit the gym and shed a few pounds. This presents a huge opportunity for your gym, so take advantage of January’s health craze by hosting a fitness challenge!

Challenges are a great way to attract new clients while improving their health in a fun, engaging and inclusive way. To encourage healthier habits after the New Year, consider hosting one of the following three types of fitness contests at your gym.

#1 Weight loss challenge

The idea behind this one is pretty simple. After weighing in on day one of the challenge, participants will work to shed some extra weight as quickly and as safely as possible.

There are several ways to lose weight before the challenge ends, but a healthy diet and regular exercise are key to keeping those pounds off. Getting started may be tough for many participants, so consider offering prizes to keep them motivated throughout the challenge.

We suggest tracking the percentage of body weight participants lose rather than their total weight loss. Otherwise, heavier participants will have clear advantage over those who are smaller to begin with.  

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#2 Steps challenge

It’s simple math — the more you move, the better. Steps challenges are a great way to encourage people to move more throughout the day. And with so many smartwatches and fitness trackers out there these days, monitoring your steps and setting goals is easier than ever.

#3 Team workout challenge

CrossFit workouts are custom-made for lifestyle challenges. Encouraging teams of people to face off a few times per week is a great workout challenge for building community. Many of these exercises are fun and physically demanding to begin with, and adding a sense of competition, teamwork and comradery, your challenge will keep people motivated to achieve their goals.

Get ready to rise to the challenge

People are looking to make some major health changes this time of year, and challenges provide an opportunity to start fresh. Whether your focus is on nutrition, fitness or lifestyle, the types of challenges you can host are only limited to your imagination.

Wodify Rise is the latest gym software for hosting digital lifestyle challenges. With its easy-to-use design and intuitive participant app, Wodify Rise provides everything you need to host an amazing challenge. When you’re ready to get started, create your challenge now.

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