If you follow the main Stroller Strong Moms page on Facebook, you may have seen some posts about the other locations participating in a Get Fit Challenge….guess what – NOW IT’S OUR TURN!! The weather is finally starting to warm up, so we are going to head back outside to Virginia Highlands Park and Get Fit!!
The Get Fit Challenge is a 10-week program. It will start the week of March 30th and end the week of June 8th. We will go from have class 3 days a week, to 4! Class days will be Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays.
The Challenge will include both a fitness assessment (during class time) and body composition assessment (before or after class) at the start and end of the program. The fitness assessment will include five different exercises that will be counted/timed. The body composition assessment will use calipers.
You will receive points in the following ways:
-Improvement in fitness assessment
-Improvement in body composition assessment
-How well you follow your nutrition goal
The Get Fit Challenge will happen during regular class days and times. The body composition testing will occur before or after class on those days.
Points will be tallied throughout the program and participants with the most points at the end of the 10 weeks will receive gift card prizes!!
You will take a before/after picture at class at the start and end of the program so you can see how much the hard work paid off!
We have added a large nutrition component to this year’s Get Fit Challenge. Our very own Leslie Ann is a nutritionist with extensive experience in guiding people on what to eat and helping them reach their health related goals. She will be providing the following:
You will receive a grocery lists and/or meal plans (including 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners) for vegan, Paleo, vegetarian, and whole food diets.
You will be given a list of 10 nutrition goals on the Get Fit challenge sheet to help guide you. You will also have the option of coming up with your own. You will write down one nutrition goal that you will work to follow over the 10 weeks. You will download a special app that will document how many days within the challenge you follow your goal. The app also gives daily reminders to follow the good habit you’ve chosen.
We have compiled a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding nutrition and Leslie Ann has answered them quite extensively. These questions and answers will be provided to you throughout the challenge via a private Get Fit Facebook group. You will be added to this group once you have signed up for the challenge!
There is a $35 registration fee for the Get Fit Challenge. Payment can be made on the DC Area page on the website. Scroll halfway down and you will see it on the right side of the screen. You have to be a member of SSM in order to participate in the Get Fit Challenge. But don’t worry; it’s easy to become a member! All you need to do is purchase a 1 month unlimited membership, 10 class pass, or 5 class pass. Check out the website and sign up to be a member: www.strollerstrongmoms.com
You do not have to participate in the Get Fit Challenge as a member of Stroller Strong Moms. It is your choice. Any questions, concerns, comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The past three years of the Get Fit Challenge have been a GREAT success!! Moms lost noticeable amounts of body fat and improved tremendously in their fitness assessments. The results were extremely impressive!! Moms lost as much as 15 pounds over the 10 weeks and many dropped body fat percentages by over 5% (which is SUPER impressive).
We hope you join us for this year’s Get Fit Challenge!!!