The Flagstaff Fitness Challenge

No matter your fitness level, you can join the Flagstaff Fitness Challenge by downloading the Strava app onto your smartphone and searching “Flagstaff Fitness Challenge“.

Here, participants can share their activities, cheer on others and compete on the weekly leaderboards.

All participants who log at least one workout in a week will have their name entered in a draw for that week’s weekly prize package (the challenge runs for six weeks). Please note that participants are only eligible for one weekly prize pack.

If you log at least one activity in all six weeks, your name will be entered into the grand prize draw! It’s that easy!

The six-week Flagstaff Fitness Challenge started June 21, 2023. We urge you to rise to the challenge!

General Guidelines

  • Participants do not have to live in Flagstaff County to take part in the Flagstaff Fitness Challenge.
  • Winners are responsible for prize pickup at the Flagstaff County Administration Building.
  • A photograph of each winner will be taken when picking up a prize.
  • All participants are encouraged to cheer on your fellow fitness enthusiasts through Strava, while also sharing photos and feedback from your workouts.
  • And most importantly, all participants are encouraged to have fun!  

Weekly Prizes

Each week, any participant who has logged at least one activity in our group on Strava will be entered into our weekly draw! The weekly prize package includes:

💪 Free bicycle tune-up from Grizzly Country Bike Shop
💪 $50 in Flagstaff Bucks
💪 A “Succeeding Together/Flagstaff Proud” T-shirt
💪 Flagstaff Region golf balls and tees
💪A Flagstaff County water bottle

Note: Participants are only eligible for one weekly prize pack. Flagstaff County Communications Coordinator Cary Castagna will reach out via email ( to each week’s winner to confirm pickup details.

Grand Prize Draw

If you log at least one activity in all six weeks, your name will be entered into the grand prize draw for a $500 personal training package with HOM of Well Being’s partner JDHD Fitness.

The training package includes 10 personal training sessions with personal trainer Josh Damberger of JDHD Fitness (each session is one hour and will occur over Zoom or FaceTime).

Josh Damberger is a friendly, hardworking person who is passionate about wellness, life balance, and helping people achieve their goals. His philosophy is to train with your best effort every time, no matter your fitness level, even if that just means your best for that day. 

As a personal trainer, Josh works with his clients to understand their unique goals and challenges to develop a fun and effective training program. 

Josh’s credentials include a Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate from Elevated Learning Academy in Calgary, American Council on Exercise Certification, Red Cross Standard First Aid, Fascial Stretch Therapy Practitioner Certification, Dotfit Nutrition Certification, and Olympic Lifting Certification. 

Brittany MacMillan of BAM Fitness is also donating exercise resistance bands, which come with a four-week workout plan! Plus, she’s also throwing in one 2023 subscription for the BAM Fitness app (on sale now for $174.99, originally $349.99), featuring eight proven training programs!

Grand Prize Winner

The winner of our grand prize draw is Nicole Nychyporuk.


The following local businesses are generously sponsoring prizes:

History of the Flagstaff Fitness Challenge

The Flagstaff Bike Challenge was established in the summer of 2020 as a way to encourage the region’s residents to get outside, get active and feel connected to the area in a safe manner during the pandemic. It was designed for participants of ALL ages and abilities. The Flagstaff Bike Challenge continued in 2021 with a few minor tweaks.

In 2022, the challenge was expanded to include a variety of activities, including walking, running, hiking, cycling, swimming, weight training, yoga and much more! It was rebranded the Flagstaff Fitness Challenge.

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