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The 2015 Look Feel Perform Better Challenge Begins TOMORROW!
New year, new you? Not really. We think it’s best to act in accordance with your goals and values all (or at least most) of the time, but we also recognize that many of us use markers like the beginning of the year to kick start positive changes. The 2015 Look Feel Perform Better Challenge begins tomorrow, and is a great marker to get you on track to become the best version of you in 2015. Some of you have done this in years past, some of you are new to it so here’s the overview:
Who? The entire CrossFit South Brooklyn community
What? A six-week challenge meant as a collective kick start into healthier nutrition and recovery habits.
Where? Right where you are. You’re encouraged to organize “rest day dinners” either in your homes or out at restaurants with fellow participants and there’ll be LFPB Challenge forums that you can look to for daily support. The key is consistent practice every day.
When? The Challenge runs from Saturday, January 3, 2015 through Friday, February 13, 2015. We’ll wrap up with a potluck and awards ceremony on Saturday, February 21nd.
Why? To look, feel, and perform better! And, for some sweet prizes!
Wait, did you say prizes? Yes. The grand prize for both the men’s and a women’s category is two months of FREE unlimited training at CFSBK, a $450+ value! There are also 2nd and 3rd place prizes for the men’s and women’s categories. Last year there was more than $1000 total value in cash prizes and gifts including a free month of dinners from Kettlebell Kitchen, gift cards to Lululemon, Beircraft, grass-fed steaks from Herondale, and other cool stuff too. This year looks to have more of the same awesomeness. Additionally, Kettlebell Kitchen is extending a 15% discount throughout the challenge to all CFSBK members who are participating!
Alright, I’m in! Great!
Challenge Guidelines and How To Participate:
Once you complete the following steps we’ll check them off as such. Please complete all steps by January 5th in order to be eligible for prizes:
- Sign your name on the list in the community area of the gym.
- Buy-in of $30. This must be cash and can be given to Front Desk staff.
- Answer a few brief questions and submit your “before” photo according to the guidelines on our new Look, Feel, Perform Better website. These are private will not be published or seen by anyone but the judges without your consent.
- Track points earned daily on the spreadsheet (link coming soon!).
- Perform the Test WOD and record results.
This year’s challenge will follow last year’s model and may be a bit different for each of you depending on where you’re currently at with food and recovery. The idea behind this is that while extreme actions can bring extreme and rapid results, we’ve also seen them often result in a “crash” where an individual rebels against the limiting behaviors of a challenge. We’d rather you change a few manageable things for the long-term than many things for six weeks and then get lost in a haze of bagels, beer, and chocolate cake.
Head over HERE (a page you can access by clicking on the 2015 LFPB widget in the right-hand column) to choose which statement best describes you and then follow those guidelines for the entire challenge.
Weight Training Appears Key To Controlling Belly Fat Harvard School of Public Health
Saving the Bees The Atlantic
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