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March 31, 2020

ZeeOps- Operation: Lockdown (April 2020)

A few weeks ago, we announced that there would be no ZeeOps for the month of March. Like the rest of the world, ZeeOps HQ was caught off-guard by the spread of COVID-19. Agents were ordered to limit their time outdoors and prepare for remote assignments. But things never go as smoothly as we hope. Just as our March missions were ready to be released, a nasty new virus was detected in our computing systems, originating from a simple “Hello World” text file stored on an agent’s computer.

Luckily, Director Zee has successfully recovered thanks to all of your hard work in February and having the month of March off! Though he is a bit shaken from his recent experiences, he is ready to face this new threat and hopes he can rely on your support. While the order to limit your time outdoors is still in place, the staff at ZeeOps HQ have identified some core operations that you’ll be able to complete remotely to help identify the structure of this virtual virus and protect the currently uninfected files. Will you accept these missions?

April 2020 ZeeOps Operations are now live and you can begin planning your Missions to start on the following day. You will only have until April 30th at 23:59 MHQ to complete this month’s Operations. All four Operation types available for this month- the Basic Op (3 days), the Advanced Op (7 days), the Mega Op (10 days), and the Ultra Op (14 days)! We hope this gives you something to do while you’re staying safe at home!

You can plan your Operations at munzee.com/ops/ and purchase more ZeeCred in the Freeze Tag Online Store. Remember that if you hit a snag at any point in your Operation you can use the Mission Mulligan feature to keep going! This month features a variety of munzee types so be sure to stock up in the Freeze Tag Online Store.

By completing any Operation this month you’ll earn the “Operation: Lockdown” badge.

 

This month’s Missions are as follows:

Level 1

  • Defensive Training – Deploy at least 10 munzees.
  • Evolutionary Studies I – Deploy at least 5 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees.
  • Back To Barbarianism II – Deploy at least 10 Clan Weapons of any kind.
  • Virtually Vertical – Capture at least 5 of any virtual type munzee AND capture at least 1 of ANY type of POB.
  • Barbaric Bouncing – Deploy at least 5 clan weapons of any type AND capture at least 1 of ANY type of POB.

Level 2

  • Field Test Studies – Capture at least 25 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees.
  • Developmental Deploys – Deploy at least 10 Evolution Munzees.
  • A Study In Swords – Capture at least 40 Clan Weapons of any kind.
  • Mutated Memos – Deploy at least 10 Evolution Munzees of any type.
  • R.U.M. Relay – Deploy at least 5 of any type of RUMs, at least 5 of any type of clan weapon munzees AND at least 5 of any type of Evolution munzees.

Level 3

  • Advanced Training – Earn at least 10,000 points.
  • Virtual Virus II – Capture at least 250 virtual munzees of any type.
  • Decoy Deploys – Deploy at least 15 Evolution Munzees of any type.
  • Clan Chemist – Deploy at least 15 Evolution munzees AND at least 20 of any type of Clan Weapon.
  • Viral Virtuals – Earn at least 2000 points from all types of Virtual points.

Level 4

  • Expert Training – Earn at least 50,000 points.
  • Jumbling Jewels – Deploy at least 20 jewels.
  • Renter’s Insurance – Rent a room in at least 20 Motels/Hotels/Virtual Resorts/Timeshares/Condos.
  • Armory Amendments – Deploy at least 60 Clan Weapons of any kind.
  • Helix Hierarchy – Deploy at least 15 and capture at least 10 Evolution Munzees of any type.

Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.

This month’s rewards are:

Basic Op
1 Virtual, 1 Virtual color credit, 1 Electric Mystery, 1 Air Mystery

Advanced Op

1 Citrine, 1 Onyx, 1 Virtual, 1 Virtual color credit, 1 Briefcase

Mega Op

2 Virtual, 2 Virtual color credits, 1 Onyx, 2 Electric mystery, 2 Air mystery, 4 Evolution reset credits, 1 Surprise, 1 Night Vision Goggles

Ultra Op

1 Surprise, 1 Virtual Evolution Pack, 3 Virtuals, 3 Virtual color credits, 2 Night Vision Goggles

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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March 30, 2020

April Flat Friends and QRewzdays Schedules!

The future is uncertain, but the schedules we have planned for April are a sure thing! These schedules are easy to remember! We hope you’ll enjoy capping these virtual and physical munzees while practicing careful Social DistanZEEing this month! Remember to follow your local guidelines and Stay Home if required.

April Flat Schedule

As we mentioned in March’s schedule, the Flat Friends want to visit as many Fall into Spring events as possible! So instead of being on the map through April 19th, they will now be on the map the entire month! We know many events are delayed further into the future so we’ll continue to monitor each month! Shown in list format, April 2020’s Flat Friends schedules look like:

Flat Matt

  • Wednesday, April 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Thursday, April 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Rob

  • Wednesday, April 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Thursday, April 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Lou

  • Wednesday, April 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Thursday, April 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Hammock

  • Wednesday, April 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Thursday, April 30th at 23:59 MHQ time

April QRewsday Schedule

In addition to our Flat Friends schedule, you can mark your calendars for April QRewsdays to earn some QRewzee points! We are living in odd times so we thought it might be nice to have QRewzees on the map a bit more often, but not EVERY day. So we’ve chosen the odd numbered days in the month of April.

The April QRewsdays begin at 00:01 MHQ time through 23:59 MHQ time on the same day and are as follows:  April 1, 2 (always have this non-clan day) 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23,25, 27, 29

Remember that QRew and ZeeQRew status can be earned or revoked at 00:01 MHQ time on the 1st and 15th, so plan accordingly if you want to achieve or retain either title!

Munzee on!

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March 23, 2020

April 2020’s Resolution Can Be Done From The Comfort of Your Home!

It’s almost April, and while many of us are confined to our homes, that doesn’t mean our fitness has to suffer! As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. This month’s badge may be tricky to get, but we believe in you!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For April we thought that popular aerobic exercises would be a good way to maintain fitness, indoors or out! Time to rock those colorful sweatbands, arm warmers, leg warmers, and leotards!

Why are aerobic exercises important?

Aerobic exercises get your blood pumping! Good circulation is important as it means nutrients from the food you eat, the beverages you drink, and the air you breathe are more quickly delivered to your entire body, especially the extremities.

Healthline points out that, compared to exercises such as those featured in last month’s Resolution, “You perform aerobic exercises for a sustained period of time,” and additionally, “The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes or more of aerobic exercise five or more days each week. That can be broken up, though. For example, you can take three, 10-minute walks throughout the day.” The article goes on to recommend 10 aerobic exercises you can try, but here’s our own (edited and slightly Munzee-fied) version of that list:

  1. Jumping to reach those QR codes that tall players stuck on signs
  2. Circuit of:
    1. Sasquatch Yeti Squats
    2. Leprechaun Lunges
    3. Pegasus Pushups
    4. Dragon Dips
    5. Tuli Twist
  3. Running or jogging to the nearest bouncer
  4. Walking the loop of Greenies and Elementals around your house
  5. Swimming with Mermaids and Sirens
  6. Biking and blasting
  7. Picking up each piece of litter you see one by one and tossing it into a trash can (bonus points if you had to chase after several tiny square sticker backings that got blown away by the wind)
  8. Kickboxing other Munzee players so that you can be FTC
  9. ZEEumba
  10. Cutting sheet after sheet of Munzee stickers into individual pieces

Are you ready to break a sweat between scanning QR codes? Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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February 26, 2020

March 2020’s Resolution Won’t Let You Skip Leg Day!

It’s almost March, which means we need to finish the quarter out strong! As we announced in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. Get ready for a little March Madness of your own!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. For March we decided to kick things up a notch and shift the focus to building muscle! Say goodbye to all those creamy, chocolate-y calories from Valentine’s Day and hello to a more defined shape!

Why is building muscle important?

Let’s play a word-association game: “workout.” What was the word you thought of? Was it “weights”? At the very least, you probably pictured someone lifting some, like in the badge image above, or with a dumbbell in each hand instead.

Even though lifting weights is perhaps the most commonly thought of way to build muscle, there are other ways to do so, especially if you are not yet comfortable with using weights and fear that you may drop them on your foot (was that too much of a reveal?). You are probably already aware of body weight exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and dips — these are a great way to strengthen your muscles until you feel ready to try using weights. If you were particularly diligent with last month’s flexibility resolution, you may have already been doing body weight exercises, such as the Downward-Facing Dog pose! In most cases you can even add weights to body weight exercises so that you are still working the same muscles and doing the same movements, just with a higher difficulty level.

Are you ready to put some muscle into your Munzee-ing? Before you attempt any exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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February 24, 2020

March Flat Friends and QRewzdays Schedules!

March is when the year starts to get busy again, because there’s something for everyone — March Madness, spring/fall festivals, new movie, book, and music releases, and for anyone in school — finals. We hope you’ll include Flat Friends and QRewZees in your thoughts as you plan out your schedule for this month!

March Flat Schedule

Our Flat Friends will all be on the map for Rob’s birthday on March 10th! They also want to visit as many Fall into Spring events as possible so they will be on the map from March 17 through April 19th. Here is what the rest of March 2020’s Flat Friends schedules look like:

Flat Matt

  • Saturday, March 7th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 10th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Rob

  • Sunday, March 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Monday, March 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Saturday, March 7th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 10th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, March 13th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, March 15th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Lou

  • Sunday, March 1st at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, March 6th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, March 8th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 10th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Hammock

  • Monday, March 2nd at 00:01 MHQ time through Saturday, March 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, March 9th at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, March 13th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, March 16th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

March QRewsday Schedule

In addition to our Flat Friends schedule, you can mark your calendars for March QRewsdays to earn some QRewzee points! We’ve got a nice sprinkling of them throughout the month, so there’s likely a day that works for you!

The March QRewsdays are as follows:

  • Sunday, March 1st at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, March 2nd at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, March 5th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, March 10th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, March 13th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, March 16th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, March 19th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Sunday, March 22nd at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, March 25th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Sunday, March 29th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, March 31st at 23:59 MHQ time

Remember that QRew and ZeeQRew status can be earned or revoked at 00:01 MHQ time on the 1st and 15th, so plan accordingly if you want to achieve or retain either title!

Munzee on!

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February 14, 2020

ZeeOps- Operation: RE:vive (February 2020)

At the end of last year, ZeeOps HQ’s Neurological Memory Technology was under attack by The Rising Sons. Although it was believed that enemies had hacked ZeeOps HQ’s Neurological Memory Technology, it turns out it was a sleeper cell within our ranks. In fact it was the recently rescued Director Zee that forced agents to relive previous ZeeOps missions! It seems the Rising Sons really did a number on Director Zee…

Unfortunately, we’ve had to purge much of the corrupted data, and Director Zee is still on the mend after he was brainwashed by the Rising Sons. Although this is disheartening, we have found a silver lining: our training prompts appear to be jogging some of the Director’s memories! It’s up to you to help the Director regain control by reliving specific past missions. Can you revive the heart of ZeeOps HQ?

February 2020 ZeeOps Operations are now live and you can begin planning your Missions to start on the following day. You will only have until February 29th at 23:59 MHQ to complete this month’s Operations. There are only two Operation types available for this month- the Basic Op (3 days) and the Advanced Op (7 days). The window of time to complete missions may be shorter, but we believe in you!

You can plan your Operations at munzee.com/ops/ and purchase more ZeeCred in the Freeze Tag Online Store. Remember that if you hit a snag at any point in your Operation you can use the Mission Mulligan feature to keep going! This month features a variety of munzee types so be sure to stock up in the Freeze Tag Online Store.

By completing any Operation this month you’ll earn the “Operation: RE:vive” badge.

 

This month’s Missions are as follows:

Level 1

  • Defensive Training – Deploy at least 10 munzees.
  • Offensive Training – Capture at least 25 munzees.
  • Basic Training + – Earn at least 1000 points.
  • Seeing Stars I – Capture at least 15 Zodiac Munzees of any type.
  • Bountiful Bouncers – Capture at least 6 of any type of POB.

Level 2

  • Group Training – Earn at least 500 cap-on points.
  • Precious Stone Stockpiler – Capture at least 20 jewels.
  • Spurious Stones – Deploy at least 5 jewels.
  • Exemplary Evolutions – Deploy at least 10 physical or virtual Evolution Munzees.
  • It’s Not Easy Being Green – Capture at least 15 and deploy at least 5 Greenies.

Completing Operations will give you some hard earned rewards as well.

This month’s rewards are:

Basic Op
2 Virtuals, 2 Virtual Colors, 1 Sapphire, 1 Briefcase, 125 Zeds and 5 ZeeCred

Advanced Op

2 Virtuals, 2 Virtual Colors, 1 Surprise, 1 Prize Wheel, 2 Temporary Virtuals, 1 Magnet, 1 Night Vision Goggles, 300 Zeds and 10 ZeeCred

On behalf of MHQ, we thank you for your continued service.

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February 7, 2020

2019 In Review

Last year was definitely a year of change as we released an update that was a long time coming — Munzee 4.0! We appreciate all of the players, old and new, who have continued to support the game. It is for you that we are constantly dreaming up ways to make the game more dynamic and the app more friendly! On that note, we’d like to celebrate some key points that the Munzee Community has achieved last year:

Recruiting New Players

As a worldwide geo-location based game, our aim is to continue to expand and grow the community. After all, it’s more fun playing with more people!

  • 65,495 new players started playing Munzee in 2019
    • 83% more than 2018

Recycling Program Revamp

In April we announced QRew, a junior version of the ZeeQRew program, which allowed players to replace missing or damaged Munzees once they met certain requirements. Along with this update we also launched the new QRewzee Munzee, which gave the added incentive of receiving more points after replacing and capturing newly replaced Munzees. This seemed to have a tremendous effect on the number of Munzees that have been replaced over the past year.

  • 95,131 Munzees replaced in 2019
    • 200% more than 2018

New Map Layers

In June we split Physical and Virtual Munzees to sit on their own map layer, along with Flat, Temporary and Event Munzees each being on their own layers as well. This essentially doubled the amount of space available for new Munzees to be deployed, which in turn provided more Munzees to be captured.

  • 80,034,191 Munzees captured in 2019
  • 5,419,442 Munzee deployed in 2019
    • 19% more than 2018

Munzee Events

In September we streamlined our Event Process by making Event Packages available in the Freeze Tag Store. Since event hosts usually purchase the same items for their events every time, we developed different packages based on commonly ordered items. Of course, any additional requests are still handled by our trusty Global Events Director Louise! Purchasing these new event packages sends event hosts all the information they need in an automatic e-mail. We also updated our Help Guide to help walk event hosts through the process!

  • 517 events held worldwide in 2019
  • 12,648 attendees total in 2019

Clan Wars Revamp

In October we released a major update to the clan wars system, allowing teams of less than 10 players to participate and the ability for clans to recruit throughout the month. Along with this update we added a brand new Clan Wars section in the app, which allows players to create/join clans and track their progress on challenge requirements for each battle. We’re ecstatic to see that this has encouraged more players to join in on Clan Wars!

  • 9% more players participating in Clan Wars than 2018
  • 25% more clans reached Level 1 or higher in 2019 after the update
  • 52% more clans reached Level 3 in 2019 after the update

If you haven’t already…

… please fill out our latest Gameplay Survey! Your opinion will help us make decisions and plans for the future of Munzee!

Once again, thank you for everything you have done to help grow the game and support other members of the community!

Munzee on!

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January 29, 2020

February Flat Friends and QRewzdays Schedules!

February is always a month where we make the extra effort to spend time with the people we love, whether that’s a significant other, family, or friends. We hope you’ll include Flat Friends and QRewZees in your thoughts as you plan out your schedule for this month!

February Flat Schedule

Our Flat Friends will be out and about thanks to all of the events Rob and Hammock will be attending! Flat Hammock’s schedule is particularly nice to look at and easy to remember, since he’ll be out on weekdays only, with the exception of Leap Day! Here is what February 2020’s Flat Friends schedules look like:

Flat Matt

  • Saturday, February 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, February 6th at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, February 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 10th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, February 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Saturday, February 15th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, February 18th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, February 26th at 00:01 MHQ time through Saturday, February 29th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Rob

  • Saturday, February 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, February 7th at 00:01 MHQ time through Tuesday, February 11th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Saturday, February 15th at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 16th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, February 21st at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 23rd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, February 27th at 00:01 MHQ time through Saturday, February 29th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Lou

  • Thursday, February 6th at 00:01 MHQ time through Monday, February 10th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, February 13th at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, February 14th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, February 19th at 00:01 MHQ time through Monday, February 24th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, February 27th at 00:01 MHQ time through Saturday, February 29th at 23:59 MHQ time

Flat Hammock

  • Monday, February 3rd at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, February 7th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 10th at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, February 14th at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 17th at 00:01 MHQ time through Friday, February 21st at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 24th at 00:01 MHQ time through Saturday, February 29th at 23:59 MHQ time

February QRewsday Schedule

In addition to our Flat Friends schedule, you can mark your calendars for February QRewsdays to earn some QRewzee points! We’ve got a nice sprinkling of them throughout the month, including Leap Day, so there’s likely a day that works for you!

The February QRewsdays are as follows:

  • Saturday, February 1st at 00:01 MHQ time through Sunday, February 2nd at 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, February 5th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, February 7th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Monday, February 10th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Friday, February 14th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Tuesday, February 18th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Thursday, February 20th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Sunday, February 23rd at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Wednesday, February 26th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time
  • Saturday, February 29th at 00:01 MHQ time until 23:59 MHQ time

Remember that QRew and ZeeQRew status can be earned or revoked at 00:01 MHQ time on the 1st and 15th, so plan accordingly if you want to achieve or retain either title!

Munzee on!

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January 27, 2020

February 2020’s Resolution May Require Some Warm Ups!

How has 2020 been treating you so far? As we announced last month in our January Resolutions blog, we will be launching monthly Capture Streak Badges centered on a year of being active. Each month’s badge will be dedicated to practicing a different exercise. Similar to how our Super Streak badges operate, you will be awarded a badge if you capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. And since this month is the shortest, you have no excuse not to try!

Each month’s badge will be themed around the particular resolution goal. While our January resolution focused on jumping jacks, we decided to slow things down for the month of love. Part of loving someone is being able to accommodate them, even if it requires a slight change in plan, so we made our February resolution to become more flexible!

Why is flexibility important?

While the effort of aerobic exercise is easily measured — in pints of sweat, no doubt — flexibility exercise is much more subtle, and that likely contributes to why it’s often overlooked.

However, neglecting flexibility exercises could be reducing your effectiveness in other types of exercise as well. Improving your flexibility will improve your range of motion. A short article by Harvard Health gives the example of being better at following through with any hit on a ball, be it a forehand with your tennis racket or a swing with a golf club. Being flexible decreases the chance of future injuries, as you will be less likely to overextend yourself and pull a muscle. That same Harvard Health article does point out that “experts no longer recommend stretching before exercise,” though, so make sure your body has warmed up first! Your posture will also benefit from a flexible body, since the muscles required to maintain good posture will be stronger.

You may recall that we celebrated International Yoga Day in 2018! Part of the celebration included a photo contest with players posting their best yoga pose. Our CZeeO even provided an example! Should we take this opportunity to check in on Rob’s progress after 2 years? Would you like to show off your own progress? Keep watching us on social media — you never know what we have planned!

Are you ready to have a more limber body? Before you attempt any flexibility exercise, it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor**. Good luck and Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees, plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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December 29, 2019

New Year’s Resolution Streak Badges Return!

Last year we introduced our Resolution Streak Badges. Each month had a different goal for personal growth to focus on, ranging from the simple and specific (August’s “Read More”) to the more complex and broad (December’s “Give More”). We love reading the comments on these posts to learn how our players have achieved these monthly goals in different ways! To continue our journey of self-improvement, we decided to renew this badge line for 2020!

This year, we wanted to bring back the focus to one of the biggest benefits our game has — the ability to make being active fun! Each month will focus on a popular exercise. Who knows, you might be inspired to add one to your routine! Similar to the Super Streak badges all you have to do is capture at least one munzee* each day for the entire month. If you can make it through the whole month you’ll be awarded a badge themed to that month’s resolution goal!

To ease into this theme without too many sore muscles, we decided to keep this month simple and highlight the tried-and-true Jumping Jack! We hope just thinking about them won’t make you weak in the knees!

Did you know?

The American origins for this exercise can be traced back to World War I, believed to be developed by an Army Officer and inspired by a once-popular children’s toy which made a similar motion to the exercise. In the United Kingdom, this exercise is called a “Star Jump” due to the shape your body makes when doing this exercise. Perhaps we’ll try out this alternative name as we converse about our New Year’s Resolutions!

Jumping jacks are a great cardio exercise. If the standard jumping jack is actually tough on your knees, there are a few ways to reduce the pain — make sure you are on a level surface, wear good shock-absorbing shoes, keep your knees slightly bent, and try to keep your jumps gentle as well. If shoulder pain is a concern, try half jacks, which are the same as regular jumping jacks except that you bring your arms up halfway. Of course, please exercise (pun intended) extreme caution when trying this out. Consult your doctor before starting a new exercise routine, and always listen to your body. Stop when you feel too much pain. A little pain is okay — no pain, no gain, right? But don’t push yourself way past what your body is capable of**. All exercises have modifications to accommodate all body types.

We know capping a munzee each day won’t magically make you more fit, but we hope as you work towards this capture streak you think about squeezing in a few reps! Any movement is better than none at all! We’re all in this together and if nothing else it will help you get one step closer to the yearlong capture and deploy streak badges. We’ll have a different resolution badge design each month, but try and keep up with your resolutions throughout the year! We believe in you!

We hope you’ll tune in each month for a new exercise program! Munzee on!

* In order to encourage active gameplay we will not count Social Munzees for these capture streaks. If you know you’ll be in an area without munzees plan ahead! 

** MUNZEE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXERCISE-RELATED INJURIES

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