A New Year Action Message

shoes3Here is a big welcome to 2014.

Tired of those Weight Watchers and Nutri-System commercials yet? I’m a Weight Watchers success story and I am.

Here’s a kick a wonderful idea for better health. Moscow city and Russian Olympic officials recently placed a vending machine in the entrance of a subway station that allowed commuters to perform 30 squats in exchange for free train rides. Riders had to complete the squat challenge in less than two minutes in order to receive the reward without taking any shortcuts, since the machine could detect cheating. The campaign, promoting the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, created community as passengers cheered on their fellow travelers. More importantly, it helped reduce people’s guilt for taking the metro instead of walking, and motivated them to incorporate fitness into their regular routines.

Watch the video here. It’s in Russian but there is no language barrier in this message.

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About Be Brave

Brenda Seefeldt began life in youth ministry in 1981. That is before the internet, YouTube, texting and even before PowerPoint. (But it was after flannel boards.) Brenda has written and shared much of what she has learned through the resource of Wild Frontier and in many youth ministry publications as she continues on in youth ministry. Brenda is a brave one. She stutters yet is a national speaker. She loves teaching so much she’s also been a substitute teacher for over 20 years. She’s brave enough to enter any classroom at a middle school. She also simply loves teaching groups, whether they are teens or adults. Due to the many years of youth ministry, Brenda has “coached” many grown teens in dating. She finds herself very opinionated on that with lots to share. Brenda loves her God-given family–four sons and 4 grandchildren. They are God-given, not birthed. That alone is a brave story, one she tells here and there as the story really belongs to her sons.

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