MPC News

May 25, 2020 

We are thrilled to invite you to our annual celebration of the My Peak Challenge community.

Next weekend, May 30-31, we'll be hosting a workout, yoga, and a gala celebration – all LIVE on @MyPeakChallenge Instagram

We usually hold this members-only event in Scotland, but given the circumstances we’re all facing, this year we making it free and opening it up to everyone! Come one, come all to the #MPCVirtualGala!

Come ready to sweat on Saturday and dressed to impress Sunday night! We can’t wait to see you all next weekend!

💪 Live Workout Saturday May 30 at 10am PDT / 6pm UK time on @MyPeakChallenge Instagram

🧘‍♀️ Live Yoga 10pm Saturday May 30 at 2pm PDT / 10pm UK time on @MyPeakChallenge Instagram

⛰ Hike (in accordance with local regulations and respecting social-distancing criteria and any other safety measures) May 31 any time tag @MyPeakChallenge in your photos.

🥂 Live Gala 9pm Sunday May 31 1pm PDT /  9pm UK time on @SamHeughan Instagram

 


 

April 30, 2020

When: Saturday, May 2, 10AM (PDT | Click here to find your time)
Where: MPC Instagram (Click on profile picture to view live video)


Join MPC for a full-body HIIT session designed to boost your metabolism and strengthen your core using minimal equipment! All you need is a mat (or towel) and the resistance tool of your choice (a set of light dumbbells, a weight plate or household items like a backpack loaded with heavy books and packed tight with clothes, or a couple of gallons of milk, or even cans of beans or small bottles of water).

 


 

April 23, 2020

We're excited to announce that we will be streaming our first-ever MPC Live Yoga Session this Saturday, April 25, at 10AM (PDT) on @MyPeakChallenge Instagram. 

This session is designed to complement the Warrior Series featured in the MPC Social Distancing Challenge. We will build and flow through the sequence together, and then finish with a short guided meditation. You will need a yoga mat (or towel or just a rug) and a set of blocks (or two large books or family-sized cans of beans or similar), and keep a folded blanket nearby in case of any sensitivity in your knees. 

No previous yoga experience is required to follow along. We will do our best to provide modifications for differing abilities, but the most important thing will be to listen to your body. If you need to take a break, please do. The goal to aim for is muscle activation and fatigue, so if you start to feel strain in your joints, back out of the posture a little or take one of the modifications offered.

We can’t wait for you all to join!

In the meantime, stay safe and Peak on!

 

January 27, 2020

MPC2020 Program Details!

PeakStreak2020 is coming to a close — hope you dominated all 20 sessions! — and it’s time to get ready for MPC2020. Here are some details about the new program and what it entails!

MOVE

Getting sweaty is what we do at MPC, and we’ll be doing it monthly in MPC2020. The MPC2020 training program:

  • is a full 12-month training program that is accessible to virtually all fitness abilities
  • can be done at home, starting with minimal or no equipment, or in a gym
  • cycles through three different styles of training, focusing on building strength, improving conditioning, or pushing cardiovascular endurance
  • can be started any time — pick a month you like or that will best prepare you for your challenge 

FLOW

We are really excited to introduce an entirely new element to MPC’s movement program. MPC Yoga:

  • can be done as a standalone program or added to the MPC2020 training program to promote recovery
  • is created and presented by a certified yoga instructor
  • features a yin section, in which poses are held for a longer time to build flexibility
  • features a yang section, in which you flow through poses to build strength as well as flexibility

EAT

You have to eat to perform (and live), so MPC2020 features:

  • a full 12 months of daily meal plans, one for omnivores and one for lacto/ovo vegetarians
  • new easy-to-make recipes, developed by a registered dietitian, every month
  • a full vegan day every week, so those who are interested can reduce consumption of animal protein, no matter which plan they’re following
  • information on balancing macronutrients so you can build your own plan that fits your own personal dietary needs and preferences

The program launches on February 3, and we can’t wait to Peak with you!



 

January 1, 2020

PeakStreak 2020!

Welcome to our fifth annual PeakStreak! PeakStreak is an MPC tradition. It’s the first challenge we pose to you every year, and it’s designed to get you moving and committed to reaching a goal. This year, we challenge you to do 20 minutes of activity 20 times. There are three choices of activities to choose from: 
Option 1: You can complete one of our 20-minute workouts.
Option 2: You can walk, jog or run for 20 minutes.
Option 3: You can spend 20 minutes engaged in the nonphysical hobby of your choice.
Whatever you choose, do 20 x 20! Click the image below to download the PeakStreak 2020 Calendar and start PeakStreaking!


 

November 8, 2019

We’re nearing the end of MPC2019. All of the amazing personal journeys, stories and achievements you’ve shared have inspired us all. And the constant support — of each other and our charities — has warmed our hearts all year.


All of us at MPC extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks. You ARE MPC!


We will release MPC2020 details very soon. In the meantime, we want you to mark some dates in your calendars:

          • December 20 is when pre-registration for MPC2020 will launch, so get ready for next year’s adventure!
          • Second is January 6, which will see the launch of our annual tradition: the MPC PeakStreak! For that whole month, we will give the rest of the world a taste of what it’s like to be a PEAKER!
          • Lastly, on February 3, we will mark the official launch of the MPC2020 program and platform.


As usual, to keep it exciting and energizing, we are working on some pretty fantastic new additions to the program, and we can’t wait to share them with you. Registration for MPC2019 will close on November 8 so that we can turn to what’s coming next.


Once again, thanks for an amazing MPC2019, and let’s get ready to peak again!


MPC2020 IS COMING!



 

October 11, 2019

We are so proud to announce our first group of official Honorary MPC Ambassadors.

These are the groups that have taken the leap and joined us in spreading MPC’s message and sharing its ethos worldwide. They offer support for fellow Peakers near and far, they plan get-togethers, they fundraise and fun-raise — and they do it all with unflagging enthusiasm and absolute joy.
 

Please meet our Global Ambassadors:
https://mypeakchallenge.com/pages/the-honorary-mpc-ambassadors



 

August 2019

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month — and it’s also the second MPC2019 Challenge Month. To observe this happy coincidence, MPC and Bloodwise have, once again, designed a challenge for all Peakers.

MPC’s roots lie somewhere at the top of a Munro (a Scottish mountain measuring more than 3,000 feet). But we know that not everyone can, or even would like to, attempt to summit one. Last year, we challenged you to accumulate the equivalent number of steps to virtually summit one or more Munros.

This year, we’re, ahem, *heightening* the challenge! The Seven Summits comprise the highest mountain on each continent. Climbing all of them is a well-known challenge for adventure-seekers worldwide, so to acknowledge the global nature of our MPC community and to make this challenge month super special, we’re challenging you to accumulate the equivalent number of steps to summit one or all of them.


Welcome to the Munro Step Challenge! 

To get involved, choose one or more summits from our handy downloadable guide (see link below) and commit to walking the designated number of steps in the month of September. It’s up to you if you’d like to make those steps vertical (as in up stairs or up a local mountain) or horizontal (on a treadmill or simply on the roads around your home). Support your efforts by making a direct donation via our Bloodwise JustGiving page. Involve your family and friends to sponsor you for each mountain you cross off the list!

It is customary to celebrate having summited a mountain (and to prepare for the journey back down) with a dram of whisky. While you’ll have to provide the whisky yourself, we at MPC and Bloodwise will certainly be toasting you and your efforts to beat blood cancer, one step at a time.

 

Munro Step Challenge Details 

Click the image below to download the Munro Step Challenge PDF. Happy stepping!