On January 9th AR-Fit introduced the Check Yourself Lean in '17 Nutrition Challenge. Over 20 members signed up and participated in this 8-week challenge all in the hopes of learning how to fuel their bodies. Throughout the course of the challenge, each member was allowed access to a private Facebook page. Here, they could post any questions, struggles, wins and losses they were having and use the page as a motivational support group. Daily exercise challenges were also posted on the private page, as well mindset exercises to help each individual reach their goals.
It was one of our most successful challenges to date. Members learned so much about how certain foods affect them throughout the day, and they became great detectives of their own nutrition. Our challenge finished the firs week of March and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Member, Maryann Sapanara came into first place as she finished strong earning the highest points nearly each and every day and I am so thrilled to report she lost 26 pounds during this fun, educational challenge. Here is what she had to say:
"I am a 39 year old engineer with two daughters (5 and 1.5) and have been working out at AR-Fit on and off since 2013. Prior to getting pregnant with my younger daughter I was in great shape, thanks to Michelle and the AR-Fit crew. Since then, I have made lots of excuses as to why nutrition and working out didn't fit into my busy life and I remained just below my pregnancy weight for over a year. I joined the challenge because I wanted to feel good, get strong, stop making excuses, and provide a fit example for my daughters. I learned that working out doesn't have to take a long time, that lifting heavy weights feels amazing, and that nutrition is paramount. The challenge provided me with a great support system, amazing advice, recipe recommendations, and constant motivation - and I can fit into my pants".
Our next challenge will be a quick 30-day min-challenge that will start just after Memorial Day weekend. Please call or stop by for more details!