Plank & Drank 2021 – Archived

August 2 – 29

Plank and Drank Challenge

Improve your hydration practices and core strength with the Plank and Drank challenge. Complete daily plank challenges and record your water intake throughout this four-week program. There will also be two bonus mini-challenges with the chance to earn prizes. Follow the instructions below to participate!

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How to Participate

Step 1

Register here for the Plank and Drank challenge. Throughout the duration of the program, you will receive emails with invitations to live planking events, mini-challenges with the chance to win a prize, and videos demonstrating plank variations. Encourage your coworkers or friends to participate!

You will also have the option to provide your phone number to receive periodic text messages with hydration tips and reminders to submit your weekly Plank & Drank log.

Step 2

Download the self-tracker and plank calendar. Print them out and set them in a place where you will see them daily and be reminded to complete your plank challenge and track your water intake.

Step 3

You’re ready to begin the challenge now! You will receive your first email on August 2nd with an invitation to the first live planking event and demonstrations of plank variations and technique. If you have any questions before then, feel free to reach out to your GatorCare Wellness Team at GatorCareWellness@shands.ufl.edu.

Bonus Tip!

You must complete the pre-survey, post-survey, and all four weekly log submissions to be eligible for the golden water bottle trophy and prize drawing at the end of the challenge. Don’t miss the deadlines! Read your Plank & Drank emails and opt in to text message reminders throughout the program.

Leadership Spotlight

Shout out to our leaders at UF and UF Health who are helping support the Plank & Drank Challenge by showing off their own plank skills!

CEO of UF Health Jacksonville and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville

Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D.

Leon L. Haley Jr., M.D., passed away following a tragic accident on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Dr. Haley was a huge proponent of health and wellness and always led by example. The GatorCare team sends our thoughts and prayers to his immediate family and friends, and to his extended UF Health family. He will be missed.

Dean of the College of Medicine-Jacksonville Planking

Plank Recordings

If you missed the live plank sessions, you can find instructional videos on each of the plank variations and abdominal bracing on our youtube playlist. Watch the tutorials.