Six weeks. 10,000 teammates. For 20 minutes a day, five days a week, we’ll experiment with challenges and rhythms designed to open us up to a purpose driven life that is STRONG. Take the Challenge, have some fun, and discover what it means to be STRONG.

Week 1-Goals Week 2-Play Week 3-Connect Week 4-Rest Week 5-Serve




Having an accountability buddy (an AccountabiliBuddy) or partner in the challenge will provide the motivation you need within your existing network. Join our Rowan-Cabarrus STRONG Community and the National STRONG Community page on Facebook.

Rowan-Cabarrus STRONG Challenge Group

National STRONG Challenge Group

Accountability Calendar



Is there a cost to participate in STRONG?

No! The challenge is free to all participants. 

How old do I have to be to participate in STRONG?

Anyone 16 years and older can participate.

Is a membership required to participate in STRONG?

No! We want to help you reclaim your health and reach your wellness goals so we are offering this challenge for free to our community. In order to receive your t-shirt at the end of the 6-week challenge, you will need to complete 20 minutes of exercise for five days each week and have an active membership.

What is included in the STRONG challenge kit?

We have several gifts for you! 

  • Be one of the first 30 members at your branch to join the challenge, and you’ll receive a Y water bottler. 
  • Be one of the first 100 participants to register at your branch, and you’ll receive a dry-erase calendar to track your activity. We will also have the calendar available to download from our website.
  • Complete the challenge successfully, and you’ll receive a vintage Y t-shirt! (An active membership is required to receive challenge shirt)