Winter Wellness Challenge

It's a New Year to Believe in You

Begins Jan. 14

Many people start their new year with a list of resolutions with a plan to live a healthier life, and that is inspiring! However, research shows time and time again that one-third of resolutions do not make it to the end of January. This result is not due to a lack of will or simply failure, but caused in part by undefined goals, unrealistic expectations, uncertainty of how to proceed and finally, lack of accountability.

This is where our 8-week challenge comes in. Through small group personal training, group lifestyle coaching and Speedflex classes, our experts will help keep you accountable and turn your resolutions into a LIFESTYLE that will stick beyond 2019. Learn the most effective ways to exercise, how to develop realistic and achievable goals, how to track your progress, and how to overcome roadblocks.

Resolve to believe in YOU this year!

“My coaches helped me believe in myself which helped me realize my power. My mindset changed and I began to see that by small increments I could change my lifestyle and my thinking. In our class, we learned what we could put in our ‘toolbox’ to succeed, from ourselves as well as from other group members. I also learned that just because I fell off the wagon doesn’t mean that I can’t get back on. It helped me to realize that I don’t have to be perfect because I know that I now have the motivation to succeed even if I have a small set back.”

– Recent 8-week Challenge Participant

Challenge Details

8 Weeks of

PERSONAL TRAINING

2 small group sessions per week

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LIFESTYLE COACHING

1 small group coaching session per week

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SPEEDFLEX

4 total classes of your choice*

*Classes must be used within the defined dates of the challenge.

ACCOUNTABILITY & COMMUNITY

With a support system of like-minded individuals on the same journey as you, we will help keep you on track to reach your goals.

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PARTICIPATION INCENTIVES

For each training, lifestyle coaching, and Speedflex session that you participate in during the challenge your name will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. Winners will be chosen after the fourth week (mid-challenge) and one grand-prize winner will be chosen during the final week of the challenge.**

**Must have a minimum of 12 participants for challenge and incentives.

ONLY $50 A WEEK*

Value of $800

$40 (Speedflex classes) + $100 (lifestyle coaching) + $640 (personal training) + $15 (challenge t-shirt)
*One-time charge of $400

Option 1: M, W, F
8:15 am (
Brett Unell & Kelly Republicano)

  • Mondays (Lifestyle Coaching; Brett)
    • 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
  • Wednesdays (Personal Training; Kelly)
    • 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
  • Friday (Personal Training; Kelly)
    • 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8

Option 2: T, W, TH
8:30 am (Cait Dunn & Brett Unell)

  • Tuesdays (Personal Training; Cait)
    • 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5
  • Wednesdays (Lifestyle Coaching; Brett)
    • 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6
  • Thursdays (Personal Training; Cait)
    • 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7

Option 3: M, T, W
5:45 pm (Emily Field & Brett Unell)

  • Mondays (Personal Training; Emily)
    • 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
  • Tuesdays (Lifestyle Coaching; Brett)
    • 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5
  • Wednesdays (Personal Training; Emily)
    • 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

Option 4: M, T, W
7:00 pm (Barton David & Brett Unell)

  • Mondays (Personal Training; Barton)
    • 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
  • Tuesdays (Lifestyle Coaching; Brett)
    • 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5
  • Wednesdays (Personal Training; Barton)
    • 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6

In order to help with the flow of the group personal training sessions we ask that each participant be able to perform the following basic movements:

  • Can you stand up from the seated position in a chair?
  • Are you able to get down onto the floor?
  • Can you walk up and down the stairs?

If you answered no to any of these questions, we suggest you work one-on-one with a personal trainer before joining small group training. Please contact Jilliane Bowser at jbowser@jccdallas.org if you have questions or to talk about other options with personal training.

For more information, please contact Brett Alana Unell at 214-239-7191 or brett.unell@bswhealth.org or Jilliane Bowser at 214-239-7155 or jbowser@jccdallas.org.

What is my time commitment during this challenge?

During the 8 weeks you will meet for sessions for a total of 3 days per week: twice a week with your personal trainer and once a week with your lifestyle coach, Brett Unell. Additionally, you have the option to add in a Speedflex class of your choice any time during the week. We know this is a big commitment, but that’s why you signed up right?

What if I don’t see a day/time option that works for me?

We do our best to accommodate different schedules. If you don’t see a day/time option on our website that works for you, please email Jilliane Bowser at jbowser@jccdallas.org with an ideal time for you. If we have enough people and trainer, we will create another group!

What happens if I miss a session?

While we highly encourage you to attend your scheduled personal training and lifestyle coaching sessions, we understand that life happens and you might have to miss a session. For personal training you are able to make-up a session during another challenge time-slot, as long as that time slot is not full (6 people). You must notify Jilliane, at jbowser@jccdallas.org, and let her know which alternate session you would like to attend. For lifestyle coaching you can make-up a session one-on-one with Brett and schedule directly with her at brett.unell@bswhealth.org.

I have some exercise restrictions. Is this challenge for me?

Our group personal training sessions are comprised of up to 6 participants and levels can vary. To decide whether or not this challenge is right for begin by answering these questions:

  • Can you stand up from a sitting position in a chair?
  • Are you able to get on the floor without assistance?
  • Can you walk up and down the stairs?

If you answered no to any of these questions we suggest working with a trainer one-on-one before joining one of our group challenges. Please contact Jilliane Bowser at jbowser@jccdallas.org for more information.

If you have concerns that don’t involve gross mobility issues, and decide to participate in the challenge, prior to the start you will have the opportunity to notify your trainer about individual injuries, concerns, progressions or modifications needed. This being said, please keep in mind that with group training, the trainer must divide their attention equally and will do their best to help the workout fit your level and needs.

How do I win prizes in the challenge?

Since you get out what you put into the challenge, prizes are awarded based on participation in all facets of the challenge. For each training, lifestyle coaching, and Speedflex session that you participate in during the challenge, your name will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes. One winner from each challenge group will be chosen after the fourth week (mid-challenge) and one grand-prize winner will be chosen during the final week of the challenge.

When do I need to use my challenge Speedflex class credit?

Your credit for 4 Speedflex classes must be used within the specified dates of the challenge you sign-up for. You can purchase additional Speedflex classes after you use your credit. Your credit may not be used after the challenge ends.

How do I sign-up for Speedflex?

Create an account on Spivi by downloading the app on your phone or on spivi.com. If you are a new participant creating an account be sure to confirm your new account in your email. You will then need to set the J as your location in your account. Reserve your spot by going to the app or website and select your time slot of choice. You will then choose your “seat” number which guarantees you a spot in the class (it does not matter which number you choose). For more information on classes or to purchase additional classes visit jccdallas.org/speedflex.

I am having trouble with my Speedflex app. What should I do?

We are sorry you are having trouble! Make sure that you are creating a brand new account for Spivi and not using your JCC credentials to login. If you find that you are not getting into the “red” much during your class it is likely because you need to adjust your height, weight and resting and max heart rate in your account profile. You can do this by logging in to the Spivi app on your computer and clicking on settings. If you are still running into trouble don’t hesitate to reach out to Tanya Johnson to help you: tjohnson@jccdallas.org.

Wait! So how do I calculate my resting and max heart rate?

To calculate your resting heart rate: first thing in the morning take your pulse by counting the number of beats in 15 seconds. Then multiply that number by 4.

To calculate your max rate rate: the standard formula to estimate Max HR is 220 minus age. However, if you have any concerns about your heart health please make sure to work with your doctor.