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12 Days of Fitmas Challenge

Tue December 14 - Sat December 25 Ottawa, IL 61350 US Directions

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201 East Jackson Street
Ottawa, IL US 61350


Bring joy to others and to yourself, "The 12 Days of Fitmas" will keep you moving, expend some of the extra Holiday calories, and strengthening the core as you center your mind. Two options are available:

      Option 1                                                   Option 2

 1 Positive Thought                                  10 seconds of Positive Thinking

 2 Deep Breaths                                        20 seconds of Deep Breathing

 3 Plank Jacks                                          30 seconds of Plank Jacks 

 4 Stance Jacks                                       40 seconds of Stance Jacks

 5 Russian Twists                                    50 seconds of Russian Twists

 6 Mountain Climbers                             60 seconds of Mountain Climbers

 7 Squats                                                70 seconds of Squats

 8 Alternating Lunges                             80 seconds of Alternating Lunges

 9 Speed Bags                                       90 seconds of Speed Bags 

10 Alternating Front Kicks                   100 seconds of Alternating Front Kicks 

11 Wall Sits                                          110 seconds of Wall Sits 

12 Burpees                                          120 seconds of Burpees 

So the rhythm goes like this:
On December 14th - 1 Positive Thought  (or 10 seconds)
      December 15th - 2 Deep Breathes and 1 Positive Thought (or 20 seconds and 10 seconds)
      December 16th - 3 Plank Jacks, 2 Deep Breathes, and 1 Positive Thought (or 30 seconds, 20 seconds, and 10 seconds)
  etc etc etc

This will take you to December 25th where you will perform the full 12 Days of Fitmas then please upload your holiday pic on run sign up.

To view how to perform any of the "Days of Fitmas", please go to and there will be a link to our YouTube page with all the videos.

Donations to the Partners In Youth Fundraiser is the best gift to give. All donations go towards community members in the Ottawa Area to ensure everyone is able to be part of the YMCA. 

Give the Gift of Health


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