By Lora Jensen | Posted - Sep 1st, 2020

 

 

 

 

Muscles for Myeloma September 2020 Fitness Challenge Starts Today!

Get moving for myeloma! Commit during Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September 2020) to become more fit by working out 20 minutes each day, with the team goal of 100,000 minutes! Each week we will focus on awesome health tips such as making S.M.A.R.T. goals, successful dieting, benefits of water, and more! 

Whether that's walking around your neighborhood, cycling a mountain trail, swimming in a pool, gardening, or trying out Yoga for the first time, any level of activity counts. So long as you stay active for twenty minutes or more!

Join the Muscles for Myeloma Fitness Sept Challenge

 

Join our Muscles for Myeloma Facebook page to find articles, encouragement and support for your fitness challenges year round!

REGISTER TODAY - START DATE OF SEPT 1

All minutes and tracking will be recorded through a Fitness Challenge app called Move Spring. THIS APP IS FREE AND REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE.

Here are the steps to enroll in the app:

  1. Download the free app, MoveSpring (Apple - Android)
    MoveSpring App
  2. Create an account.
  3. Once you are logged in, click JOIN CHALLENGE and type in "Muscles4Myeloma" (this is the challenge name)
  4. All participants will be added to the challenge queue but will be unable to use the software until September 1
  5. We'll send out reminder emails leading up to September 1 to make sure you are ready when it opens! Once the challenge opens start inputting your exercise minutes and set goals for the month.
  6. It's quick, easy and a great way to get active with a community of patients and caregivers!
  7. If you are asked for a group code please use "crowdcare"

PRIZES

To add a little incentive to your fitness journey, you could win the following prizes: 

All participants will receive a "Stronger Together" shirt (min. 120 minutes)

20 raffle participants will receive an $100 Amazon gift card (must have met daily goal 15 out of 30 days)

3 raffle participants will receive a Apple Watch Series 5 (must have met daily goal 25 out of 30 days)

Winners of the gift cards and watches will be chosen randomly from those who meet the requirements, which can be tracked in the fitness app.

WHY FITNESS MATTERS

Fitness matters to everyone, but it is especially important for myeloma patients. The more fit patients are, the more they are able to tolerate therapies which lead to better, longer lasting outcomes.

We hope to encourage patients and caregivers to join and build a healthier, more active lifestyle with myeloma, especially during COVID-19. Remember, "exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude, and your mood." Let's improve our life and health while building "Muscles for Myeloma!"

 

SHARE YOUR MUSCLES FOR MYELOMA STORY

During the month of September, we want to hear how YOU are building Muscles for Myeloma and will be inviting you to share your story and photos to inspire others. More to come!

 

Join the Muscles for Myeloma Fitness Sept Challenge

 

Thanks to our Muscles for Myeloma sponsors!

Sanofi         Adaptive Technologies.       

 
Lora Jensen
About the Author

Lora Jensen - Lora is an Editorial Contributor for the Myeloma Crowd and proud mom of 6 kids and 5 grandkids. In addition to supporting myeloma patients, she loves creating fun parties and activities for her grandkids to enjoy.

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Add a Comment


Janni - Hi! Is it possible for someone living in Sweden to participate? Also, I downloaded the app but it is asking for an organisation code for the Sign Up box. Looking forward to your reply!

Reply from Jennifer - Yes! we would love your participation! The code is "crowdcare".

Susan - I am unable to sign up on movefree without the code for myeloma crowd. Will someone please send it to me? Thanks!

Reply from Jennifer - The code is "crowdcare". So glad you are joining us!

Sue - I tried to sign up for the challenge on MoveSpring and tey said I need a code fom this organization. I did try typing in Muscles4Myeloma but it didn't work

Reply from Jennifer - The code is "crowdcare". So happy you are joining!

Deb - I tried to create an account but it is asking for my organizations code.

Reply from Jennifer - The code is "crowdcare". So happy you are joining!

Diane - My husband is the patient. Can I also register to participate? Is this only for MM patients?

Reply from Jennifer - Yes you can join! Please join us!

 

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