Dancing to Whitney Houston, Broken Leg Yoga, Shoveling Horse Poop, and Car Isometrics were just a few of the unique entries in the "Exercise Variety Challenge" that ended last Friday.
30 of you eased up on your swim/bike/run focus and took on the challenge to see how many unique forms of exercise you could do for at least 20 minutes in one week. 1 point was awarded if you did it alone, 2 points if you did it with others.
272 total workouts were logged and 60% of the those were done with others - husbands, wives, kids, grandkids, co-workers, and perfect strangers.
"The contest was a fun diversion from the more limited routine of winter, even though I run in the rain all winter long and occasionally ride my bike in the rain. "On the first day of the contest, my wife and I brainstormed a list of over 40 potential activities that I could do. I scheduled out my week to knock as many off my list as I could, but couldn't get through the whole list. I joined my wife for several of her favorite activities at the gym and convinced her to join me for a few that she wouldn't have done otherwise, which were fun joint activities. I even tried a few new things like yoga and pilates. I also felt like I had an advantage because I recently retired, so I could afford to spend more time on fitness activities than normal or when I was working."
In second place was John Colvard - 22 workouts with 31 points. And the always dynamic John Roberts took 3rd with 19 workouts and 28 points. I saw John on Saturday at the team swim and asked how he was doing after dancing, marshall arts, fireman carries, and a bunch of other cool stuff. His answer? Really Sore!