This past Saturday, Feb 8th Total Health Systems, Chesterfield hosted the FitRanx Olympic Challenge.
Many of the exercises were inspired by events in the winter games. Each participant was challenged with cardio events and strength events.
The Cardio Pursuit event included cardio drills often performed in our FitRanX group training sessions. Events included “speedskaters”, jump rope and “mogul hops” (lateral hops) . Athletes performed each exercise for 1 min, for a total of 5 times or rounds. Each round earned each athlete points.To test the strength of each athlete, athletes were asked to pick 3 exercises from a list of 6. Some events were renamed to go withthe winter games theme.
Strength events included:
- Ski Jump (TRX front squat)
- Giant Slalom Stance (Wall sit)
- Figure Skater Spiral (Single leg deadlift)
- Push Ups
- TRX Pike
Athletes could earn points by completing so many reps or so many seconds of various exercises. The 4 top point earners from the cardio pursuit and the strength events qualified for the medal round.
None of the athletes knew what the medal round competition was going to be before hand so it was surprise for all of them.
The first event called Rope tow, involved each athlete sitting on a 10 pound plate that was attached to a rope. Athletes earned points for pulling themselves up off the floor and into the air.
The second event was the tire flip. Each athlete flipped the tire as many times and she could in 3 min.
And the final event called the bobsled push was pushing a the prowler across the floor. Points were earned for every lap each athlete completed.
After all the points were tallied:
Holly Kirsten from the Friday 5:45 am FitRanX group earned bronze
Stacy Ostermeyer, a personal training client of Laurie, TRX athlete, and Saturday morning FitRanx group member earned silver.
In the top spot was Jen St Clair from our group fitness classes.
Each athlete that came out, was pushed and motivated by all the other athletes. Some people thrive on a little competition while others tend to shy away from it. In the end everyone is a winner. Even if you don’t run the fastest time, or earn the most points, you still came out and did it, and push yourself harder than you likely would have done on your own, that makes it a win.
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If you are looking for motivation and direction and a quick effective high energy workout FitRanX is exactly what you are looking for. FitRanx is designed to help take away the most common excuses we hear to working out. “I don’t have time”, “I can’t afford a trainer” “I don’t know what to do”
FitRanx is a 30 minute full body workout. We use equipment such as kettlebells, dumb bells, barbells, medicine balls, ropes, tires, and of course your own body weight.
FitRanx sessions are kept small so your trainer can monitor you and modify the workout for you if needed. Each session has 6 people. Because 6 of you are sharing the cost of the trainer, it is significantly more affordable that traditional one on one sessions. For more info call or email Lnuyens@totalhealthsystems.com