The Challenge

The Santa Cruz Challenge is a structured 12-week HEALTH and FITNESS program. It is designed to INSPIRE individuals to get excited about health, ENCOURAGE people to find healthier food choices, BUILD community and provide incentives for individuals to reach the next level of fitness. It’s a lifestyle, a consciousness and most importantly an ADVENTURE to explore your hometown.


Saturday, January 23

Saturday, January 30

Sunday, January 31

January 31 – February 6

February 7 – February 13

February 14 – February 20

February 21 – February 27

February 27

February 28 – March 5

March 6 – March 12

March 13 – March 19

March 20 – March 26

March 26

March 27 – April 2

April 3 – April 9

April 10 – April 16

April 17 – April 23

Sunday, April 24

Week Zero

Kickoff Weekend

Kickoff Weekend

Week One

Week Two

Week three

Week Four

Workshop #2

Week Five

Week Six

Week Seven

Week Eight

Workshop #3

Week Nine

Week Ten

Week Eleven

Week Twelve


Start With Yourself Workshop
Fun Assessment
1st Main Gathering

Boot Camp Week (12-weeks)

Yoga Week

Kickboxing Week

Pilates Week

Various Professionals

Dance Week

CrossFit Week

Martial Arts Week

Fencing Week

Various Professionals

Tai Chi and Zumba Week

Outdoor Adventure Week

Water Sports Week

Qi Gong Week

Everyone Welcome

Veteran’s Hall
Santa Cruz High School Track
Veteran’s Hall
Optimal Health and Fitness, LLC

Luma Yoga, CrossFit Amundson


Breathe Deeply & TheraPilates

Veteran’s Hall

Aerial Arts

CrossFit Amundson

Six Animals Kung-fu

Monarch Fencing

Veteran’s Hall


Pickleball and Disc Golf

SUP and Hiking

Chi Center and OHF

Location TBD


Fitness Activities

Boot Camp
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Qi Gong
Martial Arts
Pickleball and more…

Health Lecture Series

Conscious Relationships
Financial Health
Sports Nutrition 101
Healthy Sexuality
Carbon Footprint
Goal Setting
Ayurvedic Practices
Food as Medicine
and more….


Specialty Classes

Cooking Classes
Foam Rolling
Sneaker Fitting
Farmers Market Tours
Grocery Tours
Bike Maintenance
Breast Health
Singing Circle
Spinal Screenings
Healthy Coffee
Non-Toxic Product Education
Supplement Education

and more!


We want to REWARD you for investing in your health! We have teamed up with other local business owners with the same vision: to live in a place where people are creating more awareness about their lifestyle choices, their footprint on Mother Earth and living the best possible life. The following prizes are and example of the types that will be awarded in the drawings. these business owners are celebrating your commitment to getting healthier. Why you ask? Because who doesn’t want to live in a community where everyone is THRIVING?

  • Relaxing massages
  • Hot tub/sauna sessions
  • Acupuncture
  • Detoxification kit
  • Facials
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Reusable Grocery Bags
  • 10-20% New Leaf Coupons
  • Supplements
  • Coaching sessions
  • Healthy Cookbooks
  • Chiropractic
  • Hair cuts
  • Water Bottles
  • Santa Cruz Challenge GEAR
  • Yoga Classes
  • CrossFit Classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Boot Camp clases
  • Spinal Screenings
  • Discounts at local Restaurants
  • Discounts at local businesses
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Olive Oil

and much more!


Enjoy unlimited CLASSES at the following gyms/studios with your Santa Cruz Challenge registration, enjoy amazing health lectures from these doctors and professionals from around your hometown, visit local businesses that will offer special “evenings” with store hours just for you and special discounts and pricing for all participants from these special businesses. Here are the recent Santa Cruz businesses that are sponsors:

  • Optimal Health and Fitness
  • Santa Cruz Chi Center
  • Minorsan
  • Palomar Ballroom
  • Sanford Martial Arts
  • Six Animal Kung-fu
  • Seahorse Swim School
  • Breathe Deeply Pilates
  • Spokesman Bicycle Rides
  • Santa Cruz Boot Camp
  • Cross Fit Amundson
  • Elite Martial Arts
  • Chinese Doctor LeTa
  • Dr. Michelle Bean
  • Rev. Deborah L. Johnson
  • Save Our Shores
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Greg Amundson
  • Santa Cruz Running Company
  • Ocean Robbins
  • Santa Cruz Zen Center
  • Serene Skin and Body Day Spa
  • Pure Pleasure
  • The Barre Studio
  • TheraPilates
  • Pleasure point Fitness and Dance
  • Tannery World Dance and Cultural Center
  • Ananda Scotts Valley
  • Core Fitness Pilates Studio
  • Crossfit Scotts Valley
  • Tiger Martial Arts
  • IMS academy
  • Pacific Cultural Center
  • Nordic Naturals
  • Creative Cultures Drinks
  • Santa Cruz Masters Cruz

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