By Allyse Shumway | Posted - Apr 9th, 2020

 

 

 

 

Muscles for Myeloma Fitness Challenge, April - May 2020

Join the NEW Muscles for Myeloma Fitness Challenge! Challenge starts this Friday, April 10 and runs through Friday, May 29 (the day before our Virtual Race). All patients and caregivers are welcome to join before or anytime throughout the challenge. 

WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE & HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

This challenge will focus on STEPS and staying active through COVID-19. We use an app called MoveSpring which allows you to record your steps either through a device (FitBit, Apple Watch, etc.) or you can manually enter it into the system. Our team (and the myeloma community chat) will encourage you every step of the way with workout videos from our team, walking/running fitness plans, and an overall focus to encourage you to stay healthy (and sane) during such a stress-induced time. 

Personal Goal: Walk/Run 6,000 Step Per Day

Team Goal: Reach 14,000 Miles by Friday, May 29

 

Join the Fitness Challenge

 

PRIZES

Patients and Caregivers are eligible for prizes. Since we are all on different fitness levels, this challenge will have no leaderboard. The focus will be on each individual meeting a simple step/goal. Every participant will be entered into a raffle drawing and at the end of the challenge we will draw out 10 participants to each win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. 

If you sign up for this challenge & also register for the upcoming Muscles for Myeloma Virtual Race (button below), you will be entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch or Fitbit (or if you prefer, a $200 Visa Gift Card). 

 

Join the Muscles for Myeloma Virtual Race

 

NEED HELP SETTING UP THE APP?

To download the app manually, please follow the following steps: 

  1. Download the free app, MoveSpring (Apple - AndroidMoveSpring App
  2. Create a MoveSpring Account.
  3. Login and click JOIN CHALLENGE. Here is the Challenge Name, Code, and Organization information: 
    • Challenge Name: Walking through COVID-19 with M4M
    • Code (if needed): crowdcare
    • Organization (if needed): Myeloma Crowd
  4. All participants will be added to the challenge queue, but will be unable to use the software until Friday, April 10. 

For additional questions or concerns, please email allyse@crowdcare.org for more information. 

 

Thank you to our incredible Muscles for Myeloma sponsors!

 

 

 
Allyse Shumway
About the Author

Allyse Shumway - MyelomaCrowd Editorial Contributor. Daughter to a parent with cancer.

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