Fit For fun!
INVITED TO JOIN THE PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE!
have started a group to take the President's Challenge together. You are invited
to be part of it!
The President's Challenge is a series of programs designed to help improve
anyone's activity level. Joining a group is a great way to make staying
active easy by sharing in the fun of exercise.
of the Presidents Challenge
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports conducts
programs and campaigns that emphasize the importance of regular physical
activity, fitness and sports participation for children, adults, seniors
and persons with disabilities. Through its programs, partnerships,
publications and Web sites (fitness.gov
the Council strives to promote daily moderate physical activity for
disease prevention and health, vigorous physical activity for fitness and
added health benefits, and sports participation including the values of
History of the Presidents Challenge
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports was first
established as the President's Council on Youth Fitness, on July 16, 1956,
by President Dwight D. Eisenhower after the President learned the results
of a report indicating that American children were less fit than European
youth. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy changed the name of the Council
to the President's Council on Physical Fitness, expanded the mandate to
all Americans as well as youth, and clarified the purpose and function of
the Council. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson broadened the Council's
mission to include sports and changed the name to the President's Council
on Physical Fitness and Sports.
learn more about the President's Challenge, go to:
Staying active with others can be a lot of fun. They'll help keep you
motivated - even when you don't really feel like it. Groups are a great
way to meet new people. There are even programs for people at different
activity levels: the Active Lifestyle program aimed at beginners, and the
Presidential Champions program for those who are already active.
Signing up for a group is simple. And there's no limit to how many groups
you can belong to or how many are in your group. You can join or leave at
any time. All you have to do is register. The personal information you
enter will not be seen by anyone in the group; i.e., name, weight, height,
age, etc. As group administrator, I can only see your user name, member
I.D., which program you select, number of points, and your last activity
date. Again, I cannot view any of your personal information; i.e., name,
weight, height, age, etc. If you do not tell me your user name, I will not
know who to link the user name too anyway.
It's quick, and there's no cost
just to participate!
HOW TO JOIN:
1) Go to http://www.PresidentsChallenge.org/login/register_individual.aspx
2) Fill out the registration form. Be sure to include the following info
Your Group ID Number: 80960
Group Member Number: (I am letting you choose your own. ~ Lorna)
After registering, start logging your activities. As you log activities
you'll be able to track your progress toward winning a President's
Challenge Award or Medal. Be sure to bookmark the Presidential Challenge
web site so you can get to it easily!
Good luck! I am looking forward to having others join me in getting fit or
staying fit. Feel free to ask your friends to join our group too. The more