Mood Active’s Burpee Challenge is here – get down and do some #BurpeesForMoodActive
It’s well known that exercise is important for your mental health, so what better way to raise funds for mental health than a burpee challenge!
How many burpees can you do in 1 hour?
Who: anyone looking for a tough physical challenge! Individual entries and teams of up to 4 people
Mood Active is a registered not-for-profit charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible. We are aiming to raise $40,000, to continue our services and to promote exercise for improved mental health.
So how will your funds be used?
Since 2013, Mood Active has been providing exercise services to support people with mental illness. Participants in our services are either clinically referred to us via GPs and psychologists, or they are people whom experience high amounts of stress and anxiousness in their life. We provide individual and group services providing wellness oriented exercise, and facilitate workshops that educate on the benefits of exercise for your physical and mental wellbeing.
The funds raised in this event will enable Mood Active to continue to provide free and discounted services to vulnerable people experiencing mental illness. We work with participants with the long term goal to empower them to re-engage within local community sport and exercise platforms.
So how did the event start?
Meet Matthew Grove, founder of the Burpee Challenge:
“I’m a middle aged advocate of movement and exercise for better health, both physical and mental. I follow ‘a move it or lose it’ approach to life. During lockdown the burpee stood up as the cardio exercise of choice with limited need for room and equipment, your heart rate was only limited by the athlete’s ambition.
Having previously been diagnosed with depression after a sports injury prevented activity for 9 months, I immediately got on an exercise bike, repaired my body and felt instantly better.
I then found Crossfit in 2013 and have not looked back, regularly running half marathons, competing at the gym, rediscovering tennis and learning to cope with life through the lessons taught by hard exercise.
My first burpee challenge was to complete 1000 burpees for time on NYE 2020. 2 hours 6 mins and nearly $6000 later, the marriage between burpees and Mood Active was sealed.”