Your #Gymshark66 Challenge Cheat Sheet
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Your #Gymshark66 Challenge Cheat Sheet

clock-circular-outlinePosted 11 Dec 2020

Each and every year, Gymshark 66 helps give us the best start to the brand new calendar. Through insightful challenges, unrivalled motivation and a genuinely awesome community - Gymshark 66 brings together people from across the globe, striving to challenge each other to be a better version of themselves.

Wait, What is Gymshark 66?

If you're reading this, there's a pretty strong chance you know what Gymshark 66 is by now, but, if you're still deliberating over what we're talking about - we've got plenty of places to get the 411. Hit the buttons below to dive a lil' deeper into the world of Gymshark 66...

So, a cheat sheet? Yep, you got it - but, we're not talking Grand Theft Auto jetpack style cheat codes for your PS2. And as for cheating, well, let's just say hard work, a positive mindset and humbleness is the best way to beat any system.

The Gymshark 66 Challenge Cheat Sheet is here to give you insightful inspo, so you can put your unique twist on our wonderful challenges throughout the 66-days, completing each challenge in a way that represents you, and incites others to make a positive change to their life, too!

Check back here at the start of each new week throughout Gymshark 66, and make each challenge your own. Don't forget to use the relevant hashtags to help share your journey with the incredible Gymshark community and, be in with a chance to win BIG (click here if you haven't entered, yet).

CURRENT CHALLENGE:

#SUPPORTLOCAL (week 9)

26th Feb 2021 – 4th Mar 2021

It's safe to say the last 12 months have been tough on all businesses, including small, locally independents: #SupportLocal66 is all about supporting local people and businesses.

Grab a delicious meal at a local restaurant, or cook at home with fresh produce from your local grocery store... It doesn't just have to be food, though;

  • Upgrade your wardrobe from hidden boutiques

  • Explore local tourist attractions and walks

  • Take your fitness to the next level with your neighbourhood PT

  • Hire local services, such as a gardener, electrician or decorator

  • Check out a new independent cafe

  • See if any items you need can be purchased in a local store, before heading online

However you choose to support local, we want to see it. Use the tag #SupportLocal66 and inspire others to get involved in exploring the cool, unique independents and the people behind them.

Lift your community, #SuppotLocal66.

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#MINDFULNESS66 (week 8)

19th Feb 2021 – 25th Feb 2021

pronounced - [ mahynd-fuhl-nis ] noun the state or quality of being mindful or aware of something.

Your health and wellbeing is every bit as mental as it is physical. Throughout this week, we challenge you to be more aware of your mental state and take practice in mind-boosting health practices to enhance your overall wellbeing.

There's no doubt we're currently experiencing increased pressure and extra life stresses during the pandemic - no matter your geographical location. So, we asked our lovely Gymshark employees to spill their self-care secrets, to give a little insight on how they stay positive.

Giving our mind a little exercise is so important for our mental state, and how we deal with pressures. And don't forget, mindfulness should be fun and enjoyable - so let's make it a habit that'll stick around!

Need a little more inspo? Here are a few ways you can start practicing mindfulness.

  • Journaling

  • Meditation apps (such as Calm and Headspace)

  • Podcasts (such as Wake Up / Wind Down and The Motivated Mind)

  • Sleep Stories (such as Get Sleepy and Bore You To Sleep)

#5KADAY (week 7)

12th Feb 2021 – 18th Feb 2021

Cardio every day? Kinda. But you've got options, and we'll run you through those shortly...

(Read the last line again for an awful pun.)

But seriously, this weeks challenge is all about setting a goal and smashing it, taking your cardiovascular system on a joy-ride to reap the rewards. Track each 5km you complete, and show us using the #5KADAY tag.

Don't let the number intimidate you, 5km is a good distance, but this is no race. Break it up into a few stints throughout the day, and tackle them at your own pace - don't let us remind you about The Tortoise And The Hare (shoutout to the Tortoise MVP).

There are no restrictions here, we love creativity and freedom. From walking, running and cycling to swimming, rollerblading and skateboarding - it's all about that 5km distance.

Need some inspo? We've got you covered, as always...

  • Split your 5k across 3 stints of 1.7km or 5 stints of 1km.

  • Challenge yourself to progress each day, by completing the distance in fewer stints or increasing your pace.

  • It's you vs you, grab an app like Strava and record your distances.

  • Create a photo journal along the way, and share it with us!

  • Keep it fresh. Explore new areas and routes to keep things interesting.

  • If you have a dog, they'd most definitely keep you company.

  • Running it? Check out Hellah Sidibe for some amazing inspo (he's been running consecutively for over 1370 days).

#FORTHEWORLD66 (week 6)

5th Feb 2021 – 11th Feb 2021

We're in week 6 of Gymshark 66, and by now you've no doubt built an appreciation for how small changes can make a big difference. So this week, it's time to make a small change for something else... the world.

From our waters, to wildlife and the air we breathe - #ForTheWorld66 challenges you to make a positive change to our environment, and the impact our actions have in this wonderful world we call home.

So, what can we do to take greater care of our environment? Here are some ideas to start making a difference:

  • Reduce excess water wastage.

  • Say ciao to single-use plastic.

  • Turn the lights off, and conserve energy when things aren't in use.

  • Take a more environmentally friendly mode of transport.

  • Use reusable and recyclable materials.

#SOMETHINGNEW66 (week 5)

29th Jan 2021 – 4th Feb 2021

Take a moment, think carefully - what's that one thing you've always wanted to try, learn or experience? Write it down, quick.

Now, this week is your chance to make it happen. To make a promise to yourself that you'll tick off that box, however big or small. #SomethingNew66 will take you out your comfort zone, but when you look back at your accomplishments, it'll fuel your fire to keep introducing new things to your life.

As always, we've got some ideas for you to spur on a little creativeness and hone in on your #SomethingNew66:

  • Begin learning a new language

  • Enrol in an online course

  • Take to the kitchen a cook up a cuisine new to your skillset

  • Try a new type of training to your normal routine, or even take part in your first online class

  • Create a deeper understanding of the world around us, pick up a book about religion, economics or politics

  • Give a little DIY a go, who knows what you're capable of?

#HEALTHYSWAPS66 (week 4)

22nd Jan 2021 – 28th Jan 2021

This week is all about making small, incremental changes that will make a positive, lasting impact on your lifestyle. Switch up your takeaway for a fakeaway, swap out sugary drinks for water and pick up a book in place of your phone.

Little changes go a long way in creating new, healthy habits. We've got an awesome list of healthy swaps you can try this week, and, if you fancy cooking something new in the kitchen, rather than getting take-out - well, you need to try our Honey Sriracha Chicken Recipe.

Here's a little inspiration for this weeks challenge:

  • Change your sugary drinks for water or diet equivalents

  • Take the stairs rather than the lift

  • Cook your favourite takeaway

  • Quit doom-scrolling and pick up a new book

  • Get your sugar rush from fruit, rather than chocolate

  • Cycle to work instead of driving or taking the bus

  • Play board games, rather than binge-watching TV

  • Select lower calories alternatives to some of your favourite foods

Remember to share your story with #HEALTHYSWAPS66

#EDUCATEYOURSELF66 (week 3)

15th Jan 2021 – 21st Jan 2021

Teach something, and learn something. This week is all about dedicating time to educate yourself, and help others broaden their minds too.

It's easy to get caught up in your daily routine, pacing through the motions of life without considering the positive impact of exploring new topics and interest. Well, now is your moment to #EducateYourself66.

Want to learn something new, but don't know where to start? Here are a few ideas to kick-start your week.

  • Take tips from a professional and upgrade your photography and editing skills to a whole new level - Read Article.

  • Build to foundations to learning a new language, with simple apps such as Duolingo.

  • Challenge a friend or family member to learn the same topics as you, before testing each other at the end of the week.

  • Educate yourself about your local area. We're always keen to fly thousands of miles, but this pandemic has given us all a great opportunity to explore our neighbourhood and it's history.

#POWERHOUR66 (week 2)

8th Jan 2021 – 14th Jan 2021

PowerHour66 is a simple one, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy...

We're challenging you to rise and shine an hour earlier than your normal, each and every day. Why? To give you an hour of selfishness.

Our days roll into weeks, and our weeks into months - often losing track of time and neglecting our very own self-development and mindfulness. Use this Power Hour to start that new hobby you've been putting off for months, prioritise your exercise or, take that one step closer to self-employment and ultimate freedom. Whatever you want to accomplish, PowerHour66 is the time to do it.

Tip: Quit the late-night doomscrolling and hit the hay an hour early to get that full nights kip!

Need a little bit of #POWERHOUR66 inspo? We've got you...

  • Create a more wholesome morning routine.

  • Take time to cook a freshly made breakfast or smoothie.

  • Plan your days events, ahead of time.

  • Get a sweaty workout, or calming yoga session in before your working day begins.

  • Enjoy the sweet morning fresh air (and take your furry four-legged companion along with you, if you have one).

#ACTIVEEVERYDAY66 (week 1)

1st Jan 2021 – 7th Jan 2021

Let's be real. 2020 was tough, and our health and fitness routines have had to adapt to various changes and restrictions to our (normal) lifestyles. And no matter your geographical placement, we've all felt the impact on our training routines.

To kick off the first week of Gymshark66, we want you to move. Outside, inside, on wheels, at the gym, on the piste (snow forecast dependant)... Whatever way you want to do #ActiveEveryday66, let's move more and start creating our first positive change of 2021.

Need some inspo? Here are a few simple swaps and ideas to stay #ACTIVEEVERYDAY66:

Daily:
  • Switch up driving for a walk or cycle.

  • Park further from the door.

  • Take the stairs rather than the lift.

  • Take walking breaks from your desk.

Exercise:

Check back here at the start of each new challenge for more tips and inspiration.

Got more tips for the #Gymshark66 community? Submit them in the comments below, we'd love to see what you're up to!

#Gymshark66. Try me.

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