This week, my gym launched a 28-day Gladiator group fitness challenge!
The aim of the challenge is to complete as many group fitness classes as you can in the next 28 days. Participants must also do one class from each category to go into the draw. It’s mainly Les Mills classes at my gym so we have four categories to choose from – tone, strength, energy and balance. I’m really keen on this as this will finally force me to get into the strength classes which has been part of my New Year’s resolutions – only I haven’t gotten around to it yet!
So far I’ve been to two classes this week – the Body Attack and Body Combat classes, so I’ve definitely got my Energy category sorted out. I’ve also done my weekly 10km run so I’m pretty happy that I’ve been able to stick to my planned weekly workout schedule – sometimes it’s so easy to skip a workout because I feel tired or have too much going on or just can’t be bothered. I’m determined to make it my goal to try and work out at least five to six days a week!
The challenge also has an additional goal which I’m loving. On the first day of the challenge, we’re asked to log how many reps of four kinds of exercises we can do in a minute – push-ups, burpees, sit-ups and jump squats. The idea is to then see how our results would have improved by the end of the 28 days!
I didn’t manage to get around to logging my results until today, which is the third day. So far, I’ve been able to do 37 push-ups in 1 minute, 18 burpees in 1 minute, 36 sit-ups in 1 minute and 42 jump squats in one minute.
The results look like I’ve managed to do quite a number of push-ups in one minute, but to be honest most of them were done on my knees, though I tried to get up to my toes whenever I can. I’m hoping to repeat this set of exercises most days during this challenge and see how many push-ups I can do on my toes by the end of the 28 days versus knee push-ups.
The burpees were a lot less but that’s because I was more focused on the execution than getting as many done as possible. I wanted to make sure each rep wasn’t just done quickly but properly as well.
Looking forward to seeing the results at the end of the challenge!