Magna didn’t have brackets in March, but we did have a challenge to attend 15 classes in 30 days. With more than a dozen class formats and sixty classes a week to choose from, our teams had their work cut out for them. Teams of three students joined forces and competed to diversify the types of classes they took. And boy, did they eat this challenge up!
Team names were spectacular and creative!
- Kicking Assets
- Triple M
- Iron Maidens
- The Protein Balls
- Globo Perkisystem
- Team Booty Pop
- Team BSE
- Just Grumpy
- All About That Bass
- The Bombshells
- Top Knotch
HUGE congratulations to Gayle, Leah, and Kim of TEAM IRON MAIDENS for winning Magna’s 15 IN 30 challenge, by all completing their 15 classes first. These girls really set the bar high for the rest of us!
"I am a competitive person by nature, so give me a challenge and it is "Game On!" But what made the 15in30 (and even more so with the 30in30) attainable is the variety of classes and different times that Magna offers them. It made it easy to do two workouts in a day and not feel overexerted or burnt out. We weren't doing the same thing every day. And it actually felt great to do a cardio class and weight training class in the same day...or one of the interval training classes followed by yoga. And with all the different times that classes are offered, I could still get work outs in around my work schedule and personal life. That and all the different instructors are awesome and somehow make the classes enjoyable while still making you work your butt off! Now that the challenge is done, I am almost feeling like a slacker for only doing one workout a day!" -Gayle
This challenge was an amazing success! Everyone got involved: clients and staff alike. We all jumped in to new classes we’d never dreamed of trying and really pushed ourselves. Sometimes it’s easier to settle into your comfort zone with the same old workout routine. After all, it can be a little (or a lot) intimidating to pick up a loaded barbell for the first time, or to try to plié without an ounce of grace in your body. But we all know that the real progress comes from pushing yourself to try new things and test your limits. That’s exactly what we asked everyone to do.
"The 15 in 30 team challenge introduced me to classes I would not have taken, maybe ever, but now I’ve taken them each at least twice and will continue to take them as they fit in my schedule." -MJ
Look at our regular, Friday night, Grumpy Fitness crew, for example. While well accustomed to intense cardio and strength training with heavy ropes and tires, the micro-movements and small muscle group training of a barre class proved to be unexpectedly difficult, but a lot of fun. Likewise, many of our barre students had never smashed a sledgehammer against a tire. We changed that.
Our mission at Magna is to teach people to be healthy for life. This was a great way to challenge our awesome community to reach for new goals and feel the rush of success once they’ve been met. Many teams not only reached the goal of 15 classes in 30 days but also formed great friendships along the way.
Some even went a step further and conquered 30 classes in 30 days. A very special shout-out goes to Gayle, Kym, Abbie, and MJ for climbing that mountain!