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Mileage Club 2020

Since we’re all at home during most of Mileage Club this year, here are some fun ideas to keep moving at home! Each day, try the activity listed. If you don’t have something you need for the activity (e.g. bubbles for Week Six) just repeat one of the other days instead. There is a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and a mix of online videos and off-line activities to try. If you don’t have a way to do the online videos, you can do one of the offline activities instead or make up your own version (e.g. instead of the KIDZ BOP dance party, play your own music and dance for 10 minutes together).

Track your progress, on the Mileage Club 2020 Tracker

Mileage Club Tracker (Color)

Mileage Club Tracker (Black & White)

Mileage Club Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors to the Mary Greeley Foundation who help make this program possible.

Presenting Sponsor

McFarland Clinic Logo

Sustaining Sponsor

REG Logo

Pacemaker Sponsor

  • Ag Leader Technology
  • Greater Iowa Credit Union
  • NAI Electrical Contractors

Caretaker Sponsors

  • 3M
  • Ames National Corporation and affiliates: First National Bank, Reliance State Bank, Story Bank & Trust Co.
  • Fareway
  • Great Western Bank
  • Jester Insurance Services
  • Northcrest Community
  • Shive-Hattery Architecture + Engineering
  • Wolfe Eye Clinic

Virtual Mileage Club

Week One (March 23-27)

Monday: KIDZ BOP Dance Party: https://youtu.be/sHd2s_saYsQ
Dance along with the Kidz Bop kids

Tuesday: Go for a 20 minute walk with an adult around your neighborhood.

Wednesday: Sun Salutations Yoga: https://youtu.be/8oGR5xucItI

Thursday: Challenge:

  • How many jumping jacks can you do in 3 minutes? Break for 2 minutes
  • How many push-ups can you do in 1 minute? Break for 2 minutes
  • How many sit ups can you do in 2 minutes? Break for 2 minutes
  • How many times can you touch your toes in 1 minute? Break for 2 minutes
  • Repeat all the exercises and see if you can do more of each one the second round!

Friday: Dance Playlist:

Week Two (March 30-April 3)

Monday: Jump rope for 15 minutes!

Tuesday: Freeze dance: Play your favorite song and pause the music at random times. When the music stops, stop dancing! Do this for 4 songs and see who the best listener is!

Wednesday: Book-Worm Workout

Read a book together and choose a key-word (look for a word that is repeated often, for example, if reading Green Eggs and Ham- choose the words “Sam”). Every time that word comes up, do a jumping jack.

Thursday: Practice Melting: https://youtu.be/fTzXFPh6CPI

Friday: WAKE UP! https://youtu.be/ALrdpsWYoJs

Week Three (April 6-10)

Monday: Can’t Stop the Feeling Dance: https://youtu.be/KhfkYzUwYFk

Tuesday: Hop Scotch

Wednesday: Make an activity jar: using a mason jar and popsicle sticks (or pieces of paper) write out all the different types of exercises you can think of (one exercise per stick/paper) draw out 5 different exercises and do each 15 times.

Thursday: Freeze dance:

Play your favorite song and pause the music at random times. When the music stops, stop dancing! Do this for 4 songs and see who the best listener is!

Friday: Rainbow Breath: https://youtu.be/O29e4rRMrV4

Week Four (April 13-17)

Monday: Go for a 20 minute walk with an adult around your neighborhood

Tuesday: Use your activity jar: using a mason jar and popsicle sticks (or pieces of paper) write out all the different types of exercises you can think of (one exercise per stick/paper) draw out 5 different exercises and do each 15 times.

Wednesday: Dance Party: put on your favorite dance music and shake it out for 5 songs!

Thursday: Book-Worm Workout

Read a book together and choose a key-word (look for a word that is repeated often, for example, if reading Green Eggs and Ham- choose the words “Sam”). Every time that word comes up, do a push up.

Friday: Pump it up: https://youtu.be/etYhiq9hM8A

Week Five (April 20-24)

Monday: Hop Scotch

Tuesday: Dance Playlist:

  1. Follow along with their moves!
  2. I Like to Move It https://youtu.be/ymigWt5TOV8
  3. Go Bananas https://youtu.be/PKyuJhHQCfI
  4. Fruit Juice https://youtu.be/gN3pn_alymA

Wednesday: Practice Melting: https://youtu.be/fTzXFPh6CPI

Thursday: Jump rope for 15 minutes!

Friday: Pull Weeds: Go outside and pull weeds around a garden, plants, or sidewalk

Week Six (April 27-May 1)

Monday: WAKE UP! https://youtu.be/ALrdpsWYoJs

Tuesday: Use your activity jar: using a mason jar and popsicle sticks (or pieces of paper) write out all the different types of exercises you can think of (one exercise per stick/paper) draw out 5 different exercises and do each 15 times.

Wednesday: Freeze dance:

Play your favorite song and pause the music at random times. When the music stops, stop dancing! Do this for 4 songs and see who the best listener is!

Thursday: Blow Bubbles, count to three and then jump to pop the bubble before it floats away!

Friday: Hop Scotch

Week Seven (May 4-8)

Monday: Dance Party: put on your favorite dance music and shake it out for 5 songs!

Tuesday: Go for a 20 minute walk with an adult around your neighborhood.

Wednesday: Sprints: Mark out your favorite distance on the sidewalk by your house. Have a parent time you to see how fast you can run the distance. Try it 5 times and see if you can get faster each time.

Thursday: Rainbow Breath: https://youtu.be/O29e4rRMrV4

Friday: Use your activity jar: using a mason jar and popsicle sticks (or pieces of paper) write out all the different types of exercises you can think of (one exercise per stick/paper) draw out 5 different exercises and do each 15 times.

Week Eight (May 11-15)

Monday: Hop Scotch

Tuesday: Freeze dance:

Play your favorite song and pause the music at random times. When the music stops, stop dancing! Do this for 4 songs and see who the best listener is!

Wednesday: WAKE UP! https://youtu.be/ALrdpsWYoJs

Thursday: Book-Worm Workout

Read a book together and choose a key-word (look for a word that is repeated often, for example, if reading Green Eggs and Ham- choose the words “Sam”). Every time that word comes up, touch your toes.

Friday: Challenge:

  • How many jumping jacks can you do in 3 minutes? Break for 2 minutes
  • How many push-ups can you do in 1 minute? Break for 2 minutes
  • How many sit ups can you do in 2 minutes? Break for 2 minutes
  • How many times can you touch your toes in 1 minute? Break for 2 minutes
  • Repeat all the exercises and see if you can do more of each one the second round!

YOU DID IT!

Congratulations! You completed Mileage Club 2020!

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School kids on the run–and loving it!

Mileage Club

In 2019, Story County
students logged over 56,000 miles
in Mary Greeley's Mileage Club!

Mary Greeley Mileage Club is an eight week walking/running program for central Iowa elementary school children which is coordinated by Mary Greeley Medical Center’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center and sponsored by the Mary Greeley Foundation.

Mileage Club was launched in the spring of 2006 with a Harkin Community Wellness Grant. The grant only lasted two years, but the program was so well-liked that Mary Greeley Medical Center opted to take it over. The program has now found a home in Mary Greeley’s Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, which is a perfect place for it given the center’s focus on issues related to childhood nutrition and obesity.

Mileage Club Logo - colorful running shoeHealthy Competition

In 2019, students from 15 Story County elementary and middle schools took part in Mileage Club and together they logged close to 56,300 miles. All students within those schools are invited to participate. Those that choose to are given the opportunity to log miles three days a week during recess. For every five miles a participant logs, they are given prize.

Mileage Club also has a nutrition component. Students are encouraged to eat 56 servings of fruits and 56 servings of vegetables over the course of the program and are given a prize when they have reached that number.

2019 Results

In 2019, nearly 5,000 students participated in Mileage Club -- logging 56,292 miles total! Below are the schools that participated and the number of miles each of them logged. Great job, kids!!

Edwards 4771 Ballard West 3851
Fellows 5433 Ballard East 1119
Sawyer 4240 St. Cecilia 3854
Meeker 5644 Gilbert Elementary 2557
Kate Mitchell 4367 Gilbert Intermediate 5016
Colo-NESCO 2873 United Community 1888
Roland-Story 3564 Home School 1874
Nevada 5153