Survivor Fitness Challenge

Here is how you enter the Football portion of the Survivor Challenge:

Group ID# 7911
Password: se

Get in there to earn your extra points!!

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/survival/register/joingroup

 

 

Rules:

Complete the weekly fitness challenge.

 

If you complete it, you move on to the next week.

 

Be ready for surprise Nutrition or Good Deed challenges along the way which will earn you extra points and chances to win.

 

Surviving players after 4 weeks will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

 

Extra chances to win will be earned by completing the Nutrition and Good Deed challenges.

 

An extra chance to win will also be earned for every winning NFL team you pick.

 

 

Football Rules:

You pick one team to win their game for that week.

 

If your team loses you get a strike.

If you get 3 strikes in the season you are out.

 

If your team wins you move on to the next week.

 

Every winning team you pick will = and extra chances for prizes after 4 weeks.

 

You can not pick that same team to win a game for any of their remaining regular season games.


This same process goes on each week until their is only one person left.

 

Two June Challenges are Coming!

Partner up to complete the gym challenge. Be ready to sped about 35-60 minutes completing this lung burner. You can go for time or just completion

The second June challenge will take place outside. Get your running shoes and and get ready to work. You can time yourself or just go for completion. 

We will announce both challenges at the end of May.

What do you feel is your biggest improvement/change?

My largest improvement is my overall health. I used to weight 330+ pounds since high school and I have now dropped over 115 of those pounds off. I have never been in this good of shape and I truly owe it to Nick and his team for always motivating me. I have now shifted my desires of losing weight into trying to get a 6 pack I would have never even imagined 4 years ago that I would be trying to achieve that.    

Favorite exercise?

1.       Rower

2.       Bench

3.       Ab wheel

Least favorite exercise?

1.       Stair climber

2.       Reverse fly

What is your favorite part about working out at sweat equity?

The motivation from I get from Nick and the trainers to push myself harder every time and to do my best. These workouts get me to do things I would never do at a gym by myself and the challenges really get the most out of me. They truly make you feel a part of the family on day one and modify any workout to fit for your level. It is also great that they keep track of your achievements like bench press weight, swat weights rowing times etc. etc. it extremely rewarding to see where you started and the progress you have made   

What keeps you motivated?

The challenges we do always keep things as fresh as the workouts are. Also the team challenges keep you going more and more cause you don’t want to let your team down. It’s also strange how rewarding putting up gold star stickers by my name or team really is.

Words of advice for people struggling to get started

Week 1 …… I came to the gym 3 days and was so sore I thought I couldn't do it

Week 2……. I came to the gym again 3 days and was sore thought out the weekend and i never thought it would be possible to go more times during the week

Week 3 …….This is where I realized no matter how sore I was I need to go even if it was hard to walk as soon as you start the workout all that goes away. I have been coming 5 days a week ever since and it is now a part of my daily schedule and I truly feel better than I ever have in my life due to this workout getting me in shape. Sweat is fat crying!!!!!!!!

Member Focus - Natasha Black

I started working out with Nick in September 2013. Six months later, I was in the best

shape since leaving college. My earlier attempts to get fit on my own had not been particularly successful. Working out with Nick provided variety, motivation, challenge, energy, instruction, music, camaraderie, clarity, purpose, and flexibility - a surprising number of qualities to fit into an hour-long workout.  

Also at that same six-month mark, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. I felt like I had just achieved some major milestones in my fitness, only to watch them all now wither away over the course of treatment. I was so Wrong.  

My physician at my cancer treatment center showed me that it was possible, and in fact highly desirable for my health and wellness, to maintain my physical conditioning. It would be a real struggle and a real challenge. 

Because Sweat Equity was a key part of my treatment support team, I have been able to remain healthy through a grueling year of medical treatment. I have come to the gym when I have felt physically strong and healthy, but also when I have felt close to death due to debilitating fatigue. Whatever state I found myself in at the beginning of class, it was improved by the end.  Nick, Liz, and my fellow members also gave me invaluable emotional and motivational support to maintain my positive outlook throughout treatment. I got such a mental boost from accomplishing a workout. Had I not joined and set up the relationships prior to treatment, I believe I would now be broken in so many ways by cancer and its consequences.  

Working out at Sweat Equity throughout my treatment really kept my spirit high and my determination strong. 

Sweat Equity's March Madness Challenge

Join and view the match ups and teams here: https://yho.com/tourney?g=8144&k=c603f9e2ffc7e93c

Round 1 starts March 17th and goes through Friday, March 20th.

Earn 1 point for every workout you attend

Earn 1 point for joining the Sweat Equity's bracket challenge.

Earn 1 point for jumping into Lake Washington and posting a picture of your chilly plunge to this page!

Good luck everyone!

Giving Back - Sweat Equity's Gift Drive

Giving back is one of the best ways you can invest in your community. Check out these pictures of our amazing members wrapping presents during the Sweat Equity Holiday Gift Drive!