New for 2017!
Workouts begin: June 21-September 21, 2017
Athletes vs Epilepsy is excited to announce the NEW Summer Fitness Challenge!
We have taken all the guess work out of planning, what to do and how to do it so that you can make an impact in the health and wellbeing of yourself and those around you living with epilepsy!
THE WORKOUT! Athletes vs Epilepsy has partnered with the Wellness Institute and Athletes Vs Epilepsy Ambassador and Program Manager for the Wellness Institute, Jenny LaBaw to design your weekly work out. Also included will be a video detailing how the exercises will make an impact on your overall wellness. You will be able to select from three different options: beginner, intermediate or advanced. Want to increase the intensity? Then move up to the next level or do multiple sets of your chosen plan.
YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY! This year you can keep track of your efforts through Strava.com! Once you register for the Summer Fitness Challenge (SFC) you will receive an invitation to become a member of the Athletes vs Epilepsy Summer Fitness Challenge Strava club. This is where you will report when and how long you exercised!
Getting involved is easy! Click the Registration button above, commit to training at least 3 times per week and log your workouts. The Summer Fitness Challenge workouts will begin the first day of summer, June 21 and runs through September 21, 2017.
Each Athlete vs Epilepsy Summer Fitness Challenge participant will receive:
- Personalized Athletes vs Epilepsy online Fundraising Page to tell the story of why you are doing the challenge.
- Toolkit Guide to Fundraising
- Weekly workout plan delivered to your in-box.
- Supplemental wellness videos to support your efforts.
HONORING YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
SFC Athletes will be acknowledged throughout the season on AthletesVsEpilepsy.com and may even receive special gifts for their fundraising and fitness efforts!
Make a commitment to yourself and to the 3 million people in the United States who are living with the challenges of epilepsy. You will become more fit and help make an impact in the lives of others by raising funds and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation!
About Athletes vs Epilepsy
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes of all ages and levels, coaches, volunteers and fans. The goal is to raise awareness, build participation, and help fund the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. The initiative helps to bring epilepsy awareness to all sports through participation by athletes of all ages and skill levels as well as their supportive friends, family, and fans.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that people with epilepsy can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy affirms this positive message and embodies it through action and the belief that anyone, regardless of athletic talent, can help to fundraise and raise awareness.
YOU can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others. Donate to the cause through our team fundraising page or join the Athletes vs. Epilepsy initiative. Visit AthletesVsEpilepsy.com for more information and opportunities to get involved.
About The Wellness Institute
The Epilepsy Foundation’s Wellness Institute believes that everyone, including people with all types of epilepsy and associated conditions, deserves to live a full and productive life to the best of their abilities. By raising awareness about healthy behaviors, promoting evidence-based programs and activities, partnering with local and national organizations, and disseminating research, we hope to share with you practical and effective strategies to enhance your wellbeing and overall quality of life. Please visit the Wellness Institute for more information.
The Wellness Institute and itsAthletes vs Epilepsy Ambassador, Jenny LaBaw, is honored to share our knowledge with you through the Summer Fitness Challenge. We hope that the inforamtion we provide will enhance your health and wellness journey.
Before getting started, there may be a few things you need to consider.
- Visit your primary care doctor and get a check-up.
- Ask about exercising – what you can do and what you should avoid.
- Don’t start any new activity or exercise without consulting your doctor.
- If you have epilepsy, talk to the neurologist treating your epilepsy about the impact of exercise on your seizures.
While the Summer Fitness Challenge is a unique opportunity for you to improve your wellbeing, it is important that you do so under the guidance of your medical team.
We wish you much success on your fitness journey!