1 Gain = 1 Lap Around The Board.
(3 - Easy, 5 - Medium, 7 - Hard)
Roll Dice, Move Game Piece, Complete Exercise You Land On. Repeat This As You Complete A Lap Around The Board.
As You Complete A Lap Around The Board Passing Gains Start Here You Collect 1 Gain.
A warmup must be completed before starting the game. Complete your own warm up or use the one provided.
Refer to the exercise guide for any exercises you do not know.
Solo / Multiplayer / Teams
When playing as a team, each player on your team must complete the corresponding exercise and reps. However reps can be transferred within the team. You must also wait until everyone on your team completes their reps before going to the board to roll again.
Example: A team of two players lands on 10 pushups. Each player must complete the 10 pushups and as a team 20 pushups should be completed between the 2 players. However, player A can transfer 5 pushups to player B so Player A does 5 pushups and player B does 15.
Go over all exercises on the board, to ensure each player knows what each exercise is. If there is an exercise you don’t know, refer to the exercise guide for instructions. Setup workout stations for each player or team, ideally 7-10+ feet away from the board.
Write that number in the Gains Square on the board. After your initial roll, play the game by going around the board clockwise collecting 1 GAIN every time you pass GAINS START HERE. The first person/team to collect the designated number of GAINS wins the game.
Easy - 3 Gains / Medium - 5 Gains / Hard - 7 Gains / Expert - 10 Gains
Each player/team must choose a game piece and then write their name/team name and game piece colour on the board’s player section.
To set up the starting positions, each player/team rolls the dice and moves their game piece clockwise across the board according to the number they rolled. The game will begin once each person/team has rolled and moved their game piece. After all the starting positions have been set up, do a countdown 3, 2, 1, GAINS to START the GAME!
Wherever you land, you must do the corresponding exercise and reps. (There are substitution exercises for those who have any limitations pg 12). Once completed, return to the board and roll again. There is no need to wait for your opponents to finish their exercises.
If you land on a CIRCUIT CHALLENGE or 100 HIGH KNEES, you must complete that before rolling the dice again. If you land on 1 MINUTE PLANK, you must hold the plank as best as you can for 1 minute before rolling again. Use a sand timer to track the minute. If you land on GO TO PLANK, you must move your game piece BACKWARDS to the 1 MINUTE PLANK spot on the board and hold the plank for a minute before rolling again.
If you land on a LUCKY SPACE you must pick up a game card.These game cards can be good or bad. Game card instructions must be completed right away except for the PLAY THIS CARD game cards. They can be saved and used at any point in the game.
Every time you go around the board and pass GAINS START HERE you get 1 GAIN. Record your GAINS on the gains column. The first player/team to collect the set number of gains wins the game.
At the end of the session, complete a cooldown / stretch routine. You can do your own or use the one provided.
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