So, just after I posted my new crazy training regimen earlier this week, my trainer emailed to say that he is issuing a new 6-week fitness challenge with the prize of a makeover and the chance to be the Fitness Ambassador and public “face” of our gym! Cool, right? So, I said I would partake. I mean, what girl doesn’t want to win a makeover, and I also happen to be super-competitive. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, as he didn’t provide any criteria at the time…
…An email just hit my inbox this morning with the details, and here it is. I will be coached all the way through this by my trainer, but does anyone have any secret, special tips to help me get an extra leg up on the competition?!
2 points will be given for referrals. ** I’m feeling very lost on this one. I don’t have a ton of friends in YYC, as I haven’t lived here all that long, and the friends that I do have are already members of the gym, and that’s how I met them! Any tips for recruiting new friends/acquaintances?
1 point for each % of body fat lost. ** Yikes! I haven’t measured in awhile, but I would guess that I’m around 28% body fat. So, I’ve got lots of room to move…but I will be competing against other women who are probably at more like 30-35% body fat, so I figure I will have to lose 3 or 4% to really standout in this area, and that’s a lot of fat in 6 weeks. Help?!
1 point for # increased pull-ups in 60 seconds. ** Double yikes!! I assume these will be assisted pull-ups (with someone boosting at feet or knees) because that’s how we do them when we train. So, I guess we are going to be tested on Monday for how many we can do, and then tested in 6 weeks and we get 1 point per pull-up that we can increase (so if 10 next week and 30 at the end, that’s +20). I typically do sets of 4-6 pull-ups right now, so for the sake of the contest I guess I will have to feign weakness on Monday and try to set the baseline as low as possible haha! But, any tips for increasing upper body strength, grip, bicep, and shoulder endurance (other than just simply doing pull-ups!)?