We’re a little over a month into the new year, and while most of us started out with the intent of getting back to the gym a few times a week (ha! Who were we kidding?) or volunteering more of our time, life (and kids) have a sneaky way of intervening and throwing us off schedule. Well no more! Fitness and wellness specialist Keely Grand of Be Grand Fitness is issuing a challenge to all busy parents who want to make a difference in their lives and others, and feel good about it! Sound the horns, because the 2013 Wellness is Here to Stay – Wellness Challenge is underway.

It’s simple. Beginning February 8th, Keely will post up to 5 challenges that will encourage you to test your fitness and ask you to give a little of your time to making a difference for others. Challenges will be posted daily on the Be Grand Fitness facebook page (so be sure to like them).

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete as many challenges as you like each day. Simply leave a comment or respond saying that you completed the challenge or did something like it. Each challenge is worth 1 point, but there may be bonus challenges with extra points some days. At the end of the challenge, the top three people who have the most points win. The prize? Well, it’s a secret, but Keely promises that it’s going to be something good (and it’s not free fitness lessons).

The Wellness Challenge runs from February 8th – March 8th and culminates with a big party for everyone who participates. Live far away? Don’t worry, you’ll be Skype’d in for the festivities. Anyone is welcome to participate, so spread the word!

Any questions about the exercises or the challenge in general should be sent via email or sent/posted through a facebook message. Because this is a fitness related challenge, participants need to sign a liability form. Just shoot Keely a quick message and start the challenge towards a healthier, more balanced you now.

The 2013 Wellness is Here to Stay – Wellness Challenge by Be Grand Fitness

Will you be participating in the Wellness Challenge? We want to hear!

— Scott Wardell

photo courtesy of Be Grand Fitness website