Alex Johnson (pictured here in the middle of a family hug at our Halloween party)!
This Holiday Get Fit Challenge lasted 10 weeks and took participants through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays (traditionally times that most of us forsake healthy lifestyle habits). The three measurements used to determine "fit-ness" were a timed Plank (for core strength and endurance), a 1-minute 4-Point Touch (measuring agility, speed, and endurance), and BMI (pregnant moms exempt from this measurement). Our winner was determined by calculating the overall percentage change.
Alex is one very fit mom who started by holding her Plank for over 2 minutes and in post-testing she improved by holding her Plank for over 3 minutes- WOW! That is a 42% improvement and is especially impressive as Alex is halfway through her 2nd pregnancy. Those are some strong core muscles wrapped around that baby boy!
She also improved in her 1-minute 4-Point Touch by 1 additional cone... a 6% change from her pre-testing 4-Point Touch score. Because Alex is pregnant, her BMI did not affect her score and she finished with an overall change of 48%. As our Get Fit Challenge Champion Alex will receive a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure and, of course, bragging rights!
13 moms participated in the initial pre-testing and 7 completed the entire challenge... ALL of them had improvements in at least one, if not all three, categories! I'm so proud of all of you ladies! Keep up the good work!