How ‘The Challenge’ was born:
When I knew that my 50th birthday celebration was to involve skiing in the French Alps, my immediate reaction was joy. It is my favourite sport and one that never fails to excite me. These emotions were quickly followed by worry. What would all my loyal Tessfit clients do instead of their classes during that week? I had to come up with a plan to keep them motivated and of course fit!
Everyone works at different levels during the classes so it made sense to suggest something that could be achieved on the same basis. It was to be a personal challenge.
What did it involve?
Everyone was invited to attempt an activity that would be a challenge to them. Something they would not have done without being, well, challenged! The suggestions people started to make gave me great hope that this would be a success. The opportunity to be proud of an achievement based on fitness was one not to be missed!
I am happy to report that it was a great success and I can honestly say that I felt proud and inspired by every single person who not only achieved their challenge but bothered to send the results to France. I now have great pleasure in documenting those efforts and saying a big WELL DONE!
Amanda Beer – Lots of skipping + walks with Granddaughter
Andy Howes – 10 press-ups, 1 min plank, trunk curls, 1 min plank, 10 press-ups
Becky Sharpe – 4 Walks + practise of most painful exercises in Body Logic Plus!
Bethan Shore – 2 hour walk + Run with Trevor the dog = regular jogs planned
Carole Shore – Exercise bike at the gym whilst using dumbbells
Cassie Woolston – 30 min beach run + Hill run
Gill Loder – Walked from Newton Quay – Kingsteignton and back
Gill Evans & Judith Bowman – Walked the Seymour Road circuit via Jetty Marsh
Helen Commander-Finnemore – 6000 steps every day
Jill Shrubb – Power walked with daughter Amelia around the block twice each night
Jo Adams – Power walked from Teignmouth to Dawlish and back (photo)
Karen & Erica – Walk/jog 4 miles in record time!
Kerry Pearce – 2 min plank + 3 min plank while husband Malc lifted beers!!
Linda Harlick – Beating a sore back into submission with numerous stretches + 90 min walk
Liz Coulston – Walked to work everyday and intends to keep this up
Lyn Monaghan – Clambered up Caerphilly Mountain with grandchildren + 2 1/2 hrs walk ending with 128 steep steps finishing with oxygen!
Mik Wordsworth – Attended a Tai Chi class + Stair climb with no rails + Hill climb (photos)
Ros Purkis – 20 sit ups with no hands or elbows (in other words no cheating!)
Sally Wordsworth – Walked 25 miles over the week + Hill climb with Mik (photos)
Sam Gaskell – Out door gym circuit (video) + Short run
Sarah Briddock – Made and attended a doctors appointment (at last) to sort out dizziness!
Steve Potger – 2 days moving furniture up and down stairs, it was heavy!
Susie Kings – Completed the Plank challenge of 2 minutes
This picture was sent to me as a reminder of the hard work that was going on while I was whizzing down the slopes!! Thanks guys