Join us for ECTS Planking challenge: Charity event.
By Melanie Haffner-Luntzer, Carolina Medina Gomez & Donata Iandolo
The ECTS-ECTS Academy Charity Event has now become a not-to-be-missed event at the ECTS Annual Meetings.
The initiative is a great opportunity for all participants, sporty or not, to join in a common challenge, while fundraising for a patient group advocate in our field.
Exercise is important not only for muscle but also for bone health. Since the ongoing pandemic situation reduces the possibilities of everyone to work out properly and to get enough physical activity and maintain a (bone-) healthy lifestyle, the ECTS Academy invites all participants of the virtual ECTS conference to the #ECTSPlankingChallenge!
This challenge will be our annual charity event and the money raised from this event will be donated to an osteogenesis imperfecta patients organization in Belgium: ZOI (zelfhulp osteogenesis imperfecta vzw).
Join us for the #ECTSPlankingChallenge, to increase your bone and muscle strength and have some fun while donating to OI patient organization.
Who can participate?
Everyone! Just choose whether you want to register individually or running a relay with teammates.
The ECTS Academy has 10 minutes long workout video with different planking exercises (recorded by one of the European influencers exclusively for this ECTS event) which you can find below!
Participants are encouraged to follow the instructions in the video for a regular planking workout. You can join the challenge as an individual or together with your friends and colleagues as a team. Participants are encouraged to send in videos and photos of their workout sessions for posting on social media to motivate all of us.
Further, individuals and teams can create their own planking exercise and name it with a creative bone-related name.
Awards will be given based on the submitted photos and videos during the challenge period (March 10th to May 8th). As every year, there will be awards to win during this charity event! First award will be for the most creative workout outfit. Second award will be for the best bone-related name of a new planking exercise. Third award will be for the funniest name of a team participating in this challenge.
May 19th at 18:00 CET , there will be a live event via Zoom when all participants will join together for a live planking challenge and having some fun together although physically apart.
- A minimum donation of €10 (larger donations are welcome!) per participant
Donations should be made directly to ZOI bank account stating your name and ECTS Charity Event :
Zelfhulp osteogenesis imperfecta vzw
IBAN BE81 9799 7837 3024
Awards will be given based on the submitted photos and videos during the challenge period (March 10th to May 8th). As every year, there will be awards to win during this charity event!
- First award will be for the most creative workout outfit.
- Second award will be for the best bone-related name of a new planking exercise.
- Third award will be for the funniest name of a team participating in this challenge.