This summer we had our B.A.M! challenge. This 14 week long challenge encouraged members to achieve in three different areas:
- Blue stripes – For organized activities completed outside of the regular studio kickboxing classes.
- Attendance – For the number of days in which members attended kickboxing classes.
- Mileage – For running, hiking, biking, etc. miles completed.
And after 14 long weeks, we have our three winners. Robin Schneider, a blue belt who has been with the program for about two years, had the highest attendance this summer. She attended on 51 out of a total possible 69 days of classes. Her prize package included some fitness equipment so she can work out at home during the days she can’t get into the studio for class (which isn’t often). Additional congrats go to Dina Linzer and Laurie Roybal who kept it neck and neck until the very end and were our 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
Nicole Smathers, who has been with our program for 6 1/2 years and is our highest ranking student at 3rd degree black belt, was our mileage winner, logging in 312 miles this summer through hiking and running. Other members logged biking, swimming and even kayaking miles to contribute to our FCF total of 1475 miles for the summer. For her efforts, Nicole won a $100 gift certificate to REI. Gail Longenecker came in 2nd with 227 miles (covered by a lot of biking and swimming), and Laurie Roybal took 3rd at 154 with lots of evening walks. (On a side note, Laurie was the only one to place highly in both the attendance AND mileage categories, no small feat when you consider how difficult it can be to find time to do either of those frequently).
Renee Godfrey, who is a blue belt that has been with our program for a year and a half, was our blue stripe category winner for completing activities outside of class. Earlier this year, Renee worked outside of class to meet the requirements for her Muay Thai black belt, and this summer she was able to get out hiking and get some 14ers under her belt. She also went with a group to Fitness on the Rocks this summer and still actively participates in charity walks and runs for many different worthy causes. Renee’s prize package includes a new shirt, gloves, water bottle and FCF monogrammed towel.
Congratulations to our winners and to all of our participants! I know this challenged helped get people out doing things they wouldn’t have ordinarily done (myself included), and we’ll most certainly do similar challenges in the future. Great work everyone!