Cardio Poker

This is a [Other] pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 10661)

A fun, fast-paced fitness game using an interval/circuit format.

Have a standard deck of 52 cards plus 2 jokers (wild) ready at the front of your room. One deck will work for up to 7 people, depending upon the format of your game. Two decks can accommodate 15+ people.

Set up stations around the perimeter of the room. I like to alternate cardio and strength stations and use intervals of 1-3 minutes. Check the many fantastic Other patterns for lots of ideas.

After a warm-up, everyone goes to a station and performs the activity for the allotted time. When time is called, everyone comes to the front and gets a card. Continue the rotation until everyone has the necessary amount of cards. At the end, decide who is the winner based upon the rank of poker hands.

EXAMPLE:
Five Card Stud (my version):
Seven stations @ 90 second intervals, 3-5 minute group activities

I have awarded small prizes (tootsie rolls, jolly ranchers) to everyone, and larger treats to the winner.

I would be glad to answer any questions and would love to hear about any ideas this may spark for anyone else out there.



Added by Nancy Schneider at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2001 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: ne_schneider@yahoo.com)
From: Channahon, Illinois (USA)
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