A New Workout Challenge With Limited Mobility in Mind

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Whether you've been sidelined due to injury or a permanent disability keeps you from being as active as you'd like, it can be frustrating to try to modify workouts to meet your needs. How do you keep moving and motivated when your joints and muscles hurt? What if you want to try an activity but it's not an option right now, or you don't even know where to begin? If you can't get up and down from the floor, or running and other traditional forms of exercise aren't possible, does that mean you're destined to be a couch potato? Certainly not!

The term "limited mobility" covers a wide range of situations. Your activity level could be limited due to a chronic condition such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis, a temporary injury or your size. The new 30-day Limited Mobility Challenge has something for everyone: tips to stay motivated, seated workouts, information on how to deal with specific kinds of pain and advice on how to modify workouts to meet your needs. While every day of the challenge might not apply specifically to your exact situation, you'll still get good ideas to get moving and stay moving on your journey to a healthier you. As an added bonus, you'll get SparkPoints for each day of the challenge you complete!

What can I expect from this challenge?

  • 30 Daily "Mini Challenges"
Each day you'll get a mini challenge to complete. This could be a workout, a motivational task or an article to read. These daily tasks will help you stay accountable to your plan for the duration of the four weeks, reminding you of what to do, offering great tips and keeping you focused on your goals.
  • Daily SparkPoints
Why not make learning fun by earning SparkPoints along the way? Each day's task is worth 10 to 20 SparkPoints. To earn your points, visit the challenge page and click the "I Did This!'' button to tell us that you completed that day's task. It's that easy!
  • Member Support
Many of the daily tasks ask you to check in on the Challenge Wall, which is part of the SparkTeam devoted to this challenge. There you'll share your thoughts about your workout, what you learned from today's article, your favorite motivational tip and more! Learn from others, share your ups and downs, and get the support you need to succeed!

How do I sign up?

Go to the Calendar Challenges page on SparkPeople to access this and all of our other challenges. After signing up, you'll receive a daily email for the next 30 days with a reminder to complete your mini challenge and get your SparkPoints. 

When does the challenge start?

Right now! The challenge is open and ready for you to join at any time, so let's get started!

Do you have mobility issues? How are you hoping this challenge will help you become more active?

Click here to to redeem your SparkPoints
  You will earn 5 SparkPoints


KATIBUG49 12/11/2018
Hard to get to on the phone Report
OLDSKOOL556 12/11/2018
Meaning we do each class once a week Mon-Tues.-Wed-Thurs. Great classes *Move Your Body* Keep Sparking!💫 Report
OLDSKOOL556 12/11/2018
Great article, we have this once a week at our Tribal office, Elder workouts Chair fitness, U-Jam, and N8Tive fitness , and yoga lots of great stuff thanks! For posting. Report
97MONTY 11/24/2018
All ready participating Report
AMYRCMK 11/3/2018
Thank you Report
BUDDHAWOMAN0 11/1/2018
Unable to sign up for it. It looks good for me Report
Thanks for sharing. Report
With Fibro, this is just what I have been looking for! Report
I have really bad knees and my joints ache all of the time. My range of motion is very poor. This sounds great Report
NINJAKIDRA 5/18/2018
I broke my arm at the beginning of the year, and it's super weak as a result. This challenge is exactly what I was looking for! Report
MBPP50 5/4/2018
Awesome Report
CHRIS3874 5/3/2018
Still trying to get past my post op woes. Report
HOPE4TODAY2 5/3/2018
I feel day before yesterday and bruised my hip really bad, so right now exercising is really limited until it gets better. But I have started this challenge over just to remind myself I am not alone. Report
BABY_GIRL69 5/3/2018
With my hip being bruised and it feels like it goes from front to back some days this is so good for me. We don't always have the mobility we had when we were young or some people were born with limited mobility so this is good for both. Thank you SP! Report
Great info for me. Thank you. Report
YMWONG22 4/27/2018
Good article. Report
ROBBIEY 4/24/2018
good info Report
IRONADONIS 4/23/2018
Thanks. Report
SIMPLY_JAE 4/22/2018
thank you I am been waiting for something like this Report
NELLJONES 4/21/2018
These presume your memory is functioning. My mother can't remember an instruction from one minute to the next. Report
Finally a new challenge, hopefully not attached to some advertiser. Report
JVANAM 4/14/2018
The greatest strength is gentleness. - Iroquois 4/14/18 Report
BIKE4HEALTH 4/10/2018
thanks Report
REDROBIN47 4/10/2018
I'm excited to take this challenge. I have vertigo so must be very careful of some movements and can not do floor exercises. I'm hoping to find some help with balance too. Report
ETHELMERZ 4/10/2018
Great idea, let’s go! Report
NANCYPAT1 4/9/2018
Gret! Report
NANCYPAT1 4/9/2018
Gret! Report
Awesome ideas! Report
Thanks Report
SUNSET09 4/6/2018
Let the games begin, SparkFriend. Report
Had knee surgery yesterday so will try this out Report
PATRICIA-CR 4/5/2018
So very helpful when we are injured! Thank you very much. Report
LIS193 4/5/2018
Thanks! Report
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PICKIE98 4/5/2018
These exercises are valuable tools for me. Report
FISHGUT3 4/5/2018
thanks Report
HAWKTHREE 4/5/2018
Seems like lots of folks can use this. Report
NEPTUNE1939 4/5/2018
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HEDSTS58 4/5/2018
This is exactly what I need Report
AZMOMXTWO 4/5/2018
thank you Report
RO2BENT 4/5/2018
Keep moving forward Report
TCANNO 4/5/2018
many thanks Report
MIYAMO 4/4/2018
great article Report
ANHELIC 4/3/2018
Great information. Report
KELPIE57 4/3/2018
I have a broken humerus and need to move Report
I am so happy, I can learn how to adjust to my arthritis and my limited activity. Many thanks, I'll sign up first thing tomorrow. Report
SBRAUER 4/3/2018
Finally! Thank you. I fell years ago on my knee and due to my aging now, I am having issues with doing the exercises I did years ago. Even walking for sustained times can leave me in aches and pain for the next day. But I want to move. And my doctor and I just talked about this issue on how to get me moving with mobility issues. Thank you again for those of us that are of size as well. Report
KHALIA2 4/3/2018
Great article! I don't have a limited mobility, but I have a friend who does, I will be sure to share this article with her. Report
-POOKIE- 4/3/2018
This is great, being inclusive is important. Report
DEE107 4/3/2018
thankyou Report