The Push-Up Challenge is ideal for gyms and personal trainers.
Register as a participant (you will then be the team captain).
Create a team (super easy to do once you have registered).
Invite people to join your team (through sharing your team’s link via email, social media etc).
No cost and very easy to get involved;
Fosters a positive community environment where people encourage each other;
Gives your people something new to be a part of;
Allows your people to learn about mental health.
Runs over 21 days in July each year
3,128 push-ups in total, representing the number of lives lost in Australia due to mental health issues in 2017
Track your own and your team’s progress online
Learn about mental health
Fund raise for mental health (optional)
A different mental health tip is offered to participants every day.
These tips were practical and grounded in science.
The feedback around these tips in 2018 was overwhelmingly positive.
96% of participants said they learnt something about mental health.
See daily targets
See how others are going
Send each other messages
Learn about mental health
Note that no downloads are required for the Sweet Online Tracker. It will be made available in the days leading up to the event. All those who have registered will have access. If a participant doesn’t user a smart phone, hard copy versions will be available to download.
Leah Benoit (65yo, Hobart) took pride in completing the event as part of her fitness group. “It was a great challenge and I’m proud of my accomplishment”
Christy (35yo, Perth) engaged over 50 of her colleagues to take part on an offshore oil platform 400km NW of Broome. “The comradery this built was amazing. We’re already looking forward to next year”
Daryl, (48yo, Maitland), took part with over 20 people from his gym. “Just awesome. Can’t wait for the 2019 event. We’re now looking for something similar before the next event!”
People can form teams where they each aim for the target (most common) or form cumulative teams where they each contribute contribute to the team target.
TYPE 1: Team of participants
TYPE 2: Combined team
Note that one team can not consist of people who are taking part in both TYPE 1 or TYPE 2. However a Community can have multiple teams of different types.
Some people may just take part as an individual, some in a team and some may take part in a team that is part of a greater community.
An example of a community could be an organisation with various teams within it and various members in those teams.
We recommend a team size of no greater than 20 (less than 10 is ideal).
People can form teams where they each aim for the target (most common) or form cumulative teams where they each contribute to the team target.