What a glorious day it was! Our First Annual Fitness Fair was a great success – from the morning boot camp to the afternoon Train-the-Trainer event, from the good food to the great live music, in the spirit of remembering our late client and friend Joanne Roberts to the upbeat mood of celebrating her life –it was a glorious day!
The sun was shining down as Matt called us all to gather for the beginning of boot camp -“jog down and back, butt-kickers, high knees, side shuffle, jumping jacks – repeat” (and that was just warm-up). Then on to the station work – sprinting to back-peddling, step-ups to push-ups, running laps around cones – 3 x through -phew! Quick water break then on to body weight circuits- squats, push-ups, mountain climbers, table -top plank. . . and more! A 1/4 mile sprint around the building finished off the hour and our energy!
Good thing there was a smoothie station and a delicious bake sale where we could re-fuel, our massage therapist giving therapeutic massages, a chiropractor to check our postural alignment, an acupuncturist healing us of pain , and a running store helping us find the best fitting shoes. After visiting all of our vendors tables the Fitness Fair participants were well fed, relaxed, standing tall, free of pain, and ready for their next road race; and we trainers were ready for Train-the-Trainer.
Train-the-Trainer is 1 day out of every year where we sacrifice our bodies for charity and for our clients’ pleasure. After a full year of being “beat-up” by their trainers ( all in the name of good health of course) our clients get to get their licks in on us. This year did not disappoint- just ask Paul or Michael (who definitely received the most punishing workouts).
In all seriousness, we were there to promote healthy living and to raise money for a very important organization. We are proud to say that The First Annual Fitness Fair successfully raised $3200 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of Joanne. Fun was had by all and did I say – it was a glorious day!