Challenge 14 - Jump Reach

Are you ready for the next Davies Sports Personal Challenge? Challenge #14 is Jump Reach. Simply, start in a standing position with your arms by your side. Jump up and reach using your arms, and when you land crouch down and touch your toes. How many can you do in 60 seconds?

 What are the benefits?

  • Develop

Practicing exercises such as Jump Reach can help to improve agility by engaging in a full body work out and increasing heart rate.

  • Refocus

Short bursts of physical activity help to refocus distracted minds. The challenge gets the whole class moving together for 60 seconds and then return to the lesson focused and re-energized ready to learn. 


Is Jump Reach too easy? If you’re looking to increase the challenge why not try a different variation:

  • Crouch down and jump up in the same way as jump reach. However, when you jump up and land on your feet, do a star jump.


What is the 60 Second Challenge?

Being physically active every day is essential for a child’s growth and development. The aim of the Personal Challenge is to get children moving by challenging them to complete an exercise in 60 seconds. Although, it might be difficult to fit activity in around the school day, these simple ideas can give children that extra boost of activity and get everyone moving together.

These challenges only take 60 seconds to complete, require little-to-no equipment and contribute to improving overall fitness. Simply stand up from the desk and get moving. Set the challenge at the beginning of the week and repeat each day. Get the children to note down how many …. they can do. Try to motivate the children to beat their score the next day. At the end of the week everyone can review their scores to see how they have done. Have they improved? We have created a Personal Tracker to make this simple, don’t forget to download yours here.

Make sure to keep up with our latest personal challenge, follow us on Twitter @DaviesSportsUK to find the latest challenge every Monday. Tweet us using the hashtag #DSPersonalChallenge and let us know how you get on.

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Find out more about the Davies Sports 60 Second Personal Challenge and take a look at even more challenges.