15 Days of Thanks & Planks: Planksgiving starting 11/15

Celebrate Planksgiving with us! Participate in 15 days of thanks and planks by challenging yourself to go further for longer each day you participate. Starting Monday, November 15, get into a plank position and hold for the designated amount of time and you'll entered to be eligible for a prize for each day you succeed!

When: November 15 - 30
Where: Berkeley Heights YMCA & Summit YMCA, Fitness Center

how to play

To receive an entry ticket, you must complete the day's plank challenge in front of a Fitness Center staff member who will monitor you while you plank in a designated plank station. To plank, lay on the floor with your elbows under your shoulders, hands flat on the floor and core engaged. Keeping your forearms and knees on the floor, slowly raise yourself upwards until your body is in a straight line from your knees to your head. Hold the position for as long as that day's challenge requires. If needed, the plank position can be modified to a push up position with your arms full extended. Participants can complete only 1 plank challenge per day and receive only 1 entry ticket per successful completion.

In order to be entered, submit your entry tickets with your name and contact information in our drawing located at both the Berkeley Heights YMCA Fitness Center Desk & Summit YMCA Front Desk. Submissions must be legible or the entry ticket will be disqualified. 





There will be 3 winners and the prize includes a $25 gift card. Winners may only receive one prize. The drawing will take place on December 1.

Happy Planking!


Questions? Contact:


Wellness Director


(908)273-3330 Ext. 1137




In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.

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