#FitForTheFrontLine Challenge

by | May 26, 2020 | Physical Therapy, Primary Care, Uncategorized

With Running Exercises from our Physical Therapist

As much of the country continues to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical centers across the United States are joining forces to start a country-wide movement of physical activity to honor and support front-line health care workers who have worked tirelessly to save lives. The Health Center at Hudson Yards joins the challenge to honor and support health care heroes at our affiliate, Mount Sinai Health System.

#FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26, and culminating on Sunday, June 14. The event encourages Americans young and old to move, exercise, and get fit to increase awareness and raise funds to support our nation’s health care heroes. 


The call to action is simple: 

  • Choose any movement activity
  • Share your activity on instagram or facebook
  • Tag #FitForTheFrontLine, @healthcenterhudsonyards & @mountsinainyc
    (You can even search the stickers in instagram for some fun ‘Fit For the Frontline’ gifs to add to your photos or videos)
  • Don’t forget to share the Mount Sinai donation link in your bio to help raise money for frontline workers: https://www.flow.page/mountsinai
  • Ask your network to join in with their own #FitForTheFrontLine challenge and pledge support by tagging them too!


#FitForTheFrontLine partner organizations include:


Mount Sinai Health System Montefiore Einstein
Baylor College of Medicine NewYork-Presbyterian
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Northwell Health Foundation
Cedars-Sinai NYU Langone Health
Cleveland Clinic Penn Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center RWJBarnabas Health
Hackensack Meridian Health Temple Health
Johns Hopkins Medicine The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Massachusetts General Hospital University of Chicago Medicine
Mayo Clinic UW Medicine
MedStar Health Weill Cornell Medicine
Michigan Medicine Yale New Haven Health


For more information

Visit https://www.flowpage.com/FITFORTHEFRONTLINE
For Mount Sinai’s page, visit https://www.flow.page/mountsinai


Need some movement ideas?

We asked our director of physical therapy, Shraddha Bhatia, PT, DPT to share some running drills to get you moving. 

Static stretching before running has been scientifically studied to be ineffective in prevention of injuries. Therefore:

  • Ideally a runners warm-up should consist of dynamic stretching or drills
  • Perform 3-5 sets x 1 minute of each drill before running
  • Cool down with stretching
  • Recommended for all runners, novice or pro


High Knees and Butt Kicks



Lunges and Skipping


Hope to see you online!

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