Here are some photos from our event on the 10th. Final tally of funds raised coming soon!
Archive for September, 2011
Gail Meyer was our 2nd runner up for this year’s Your Best Body Challenge, however the YBBC was not the beginning (or end) of Gail’s fitness journey.
Gail has been training with Performance Fitness for a little over a year now. She started out in our Pilates classes and then decided to give kettlebells a try. During her year plus of training with kettlebells, Gail has gotten stronger, steadily increasing the size of the bells she’s using, so that now a 12 kilo (26.4 pound) bell feels light to her.
Kettlebells training helped with Gail’s initial body transform. In February she decided to focus more on nutrition and participated in our 30 Day “End of Winter Clean Up Challenge“. Gail’s reward for her clean eating was weight loss and new clean eating habits that she’s been able to maintain.
The spring 2011 Your Best Body Challenge was the next step in Gail’s transformation. She continued with kettlebell training and clean eating, added Saturday co-ed boot camp and got FANTASTIC RESULTS!
During the 8-week challenge Gail lost 8 more pounds. In addition to that, she lost 15 total inches and decreased her body fat by 5.5%.
Gail, like Natalie Tomasco, is proof that age doesn’t have to block your success when it comes to body transformation.
Another “woman of a certain age” success story! Congratulations, Gail!
We had an awesome time at Pushups for Charity Wynnewood this morning. What a wonderful way to honor our armed services members and those we lost on 9/11.
Thank you to all of our sponsors:
- Dr Cara Hillwig, Chiropractoric and Nutrition
- Live Well Holistic Health Center
- Whole Foods Wynnewood and marketing manager Ruth Harp for supplying us with delicious goodies
- The Nourishing Well
- Narberth Chiropractic Care
- Cerca Trova Yoga
And an extra special thank you to Next Level Sports for hosting a satellite Pushups for Charity event at their practices today.
Congratulations to Pete Alfonsi (2nd place male), Alicia Kopp (2nd place female), Kathy Saltz (1st place female) and Greg Pierman (1st place male) for being our push-up prize winners.
To everyone who has supported our efforts for Wounded Warrior Project thus far – we thank you! Check back here during the week for more photos and information on our top fundraiser and final tally.
There’s still time for you to make a donation. Go to here to support the cause.
This past spring/summer we held our 2nd annual Your Best Body Challenge, an 8-week fitness and nutrition challenge designed to help our participants create their best bodies ever.
At the end of the eight weeks we awarded prizes for our top finishers in several categories. Over the next few days you’ll have a chance to read the body transformation stories of our top three finishers.
First up, is Natalie Tomasco, 2nd runner up for the 2011 Your Best Body Challenge.
Before you read her story, you should know that Natalie is a “woman of a certain age”. I won’t reveal that age here but let’s just say that Natalie was not our youngest challenger. I tell that to emphasize the fact that body transformation can occur at any age.
In spite of the “limitations” of her age Natalie stuck with the Challenge, and was a shining example of commitment, attending boot camp every Saturday and pushing herself through class regardless of (what she calls) her “poor physical condition”.
Here’s Natalie’s story:
“Although I had lost several pounds since February [of 2011], by May I seemed to have reached a plateau and I hadn’t lost any inches around my waist. I chose to participate in the [2011 Your Best Body] Challenge since I wasn’t exercising on a regular basis and wanted to learn some exercise options in order to improve my overall health.
4 Weeks into the Challenge [I found] that it was very hard for me, and still is, but I learned that I could exercise harder than I ever had before and even like it a little bit. I had never liked jumping, running or floor exercises, but have learned to modify them for my age and poor physical condition. What helped me to keep going was that I lost more weight and began feeling a bit stronger.
After 8 Weeks I have lost several pounds [almost 6], [16 total] inches and even a percentage of fat [3.8%], and now feel better physically than I have in several years. I have more energy and stamina and find myself moving more and sitting less.
I plan to keep exercising on a regular basis and pay attention to what I am eating. I know that I still have a long way to go to reach my weight loss and physical goals, but now feel that if I keep working toward them, I can get there, especially with the help of the Performance Fitness team.”
Natalie was rewarded for her efforts with a gift certificate to Kneady Muscles Therapeutic Massage.
Natalie changed her body and her life. You can too!