#TrainLikeAMartian Day 1 Challenge: Crew Strength Training

The Mars Generation Train Like An Astronaut Day 1

It’s Day 1 of the #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! Monday May 22, 2017

To view all challenges and prize winners please check out our Live Blog Post.

To view fun photos and videos from the challenge so far click here.

This year we have a few different challenges to participate in for added fun! Every day we will post (both on our blog here and on our social media channels) the #TrainLikeAMartian fitness challenge, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activity and a bio-hack challenge. You can participate in any or all of the challenges. Join us today and let’s all have some fun and be entered for a chance to win prizes too!

To see the live blog post with the entire week of challenges as well as prize winners click here.

train like an astronaut strength training

Photo Credit: NASA

Day 1 Fitness Challenge:

To kick off the #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge we are starting with NASA’s Crew Strength Training Exercises from their Train Like An Astronaut program*.

The fitness activity requires you to complete both pushups and squats. See how many of each you can do! Want some instruction on how to complete these activities? Click here for awesome NASA resources from their Train Like An Astronaut program or watch the video at bottom of this post.

Day 1 STEAM Challenge:

Our first STEAM (science, technology, education, arts, math) challenge is to build a sand volcano at the park or at the beach. See how big of a sand volcano you can build. Want some instructions for making a sand volcano? Click here for some instructions.

Day 1 Bio-Hack Challenge:

Try to skip soda or sugar all together today. Try filtered water with lemon/lime or some green tea.

More About The #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge

Our Train Like A Martian Challenge runs for 5 days from May 22 – May 26, 2017.Every day we will post a new fitness, STEAM and bio-hack challenge on our social media channels and right here on our blog and on our social media channels. Complete the challenge activities or any physical activity and share photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using our event hashtag #TrainLikeAMartian to be entered in our daily drawings. You can be entered multiple times:

  • Every photo  (up to 3 photos per day) = 1 entry/ photo
  • Every video (up to 3 videos per day) = 2 entries/ video
  • Every post asking your followers to donate to The Mars Generation that includes both #TrainLikeAMartian and TheMarsGeneration.org/donate = 2 entries for each social media post
  • You may enter on multiple social media channels for even more chances to win!

Sign up for the Train Like A Martian Challenge here to qualify for prizes and also to receive email updates about the challenge.

Challenge your friends to join you for #TrainLikeAMartian, click here to find out how.

Find out about the cool rewards you can earn through fundraising and/or donating to The Mars Generation by clicking here.

*NASA is not affiliated with The Mars Generation or our #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge

*Photo Credit: NASA

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