When the CrossFit Muscle Beach Corporate Challenge returns this month, organizer Tersh Broderick expects an even better response than when it was first run before Christmas.
Broderick, owner of World Gym, always sees a spike in people wanting to get fit or fitter at this time of year, and he bellieves the corporate challenge is an ideal incentive for busy workers to do some extra training and also a fun way to determine who is the fittest in their company or group.
The six-week program starts Jan. 26 at World Gym behind Queensgate Plaza, and this time Broderick is accepting casually formed teams of a minimum of five, as well as corporate groups.
Participants are tested on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a choice of three times during the day to work out. Each person gets points depending on their performance and placing in each workout.
There will be a weekly leader board, and at the end, the winners in each category will receive prizes. Cost per person is $99 for the six weeks.
The classes will be run by a CrossFit level one coach Trina Gillis, as well as Broderick, and workouts are developed specifically for the corporate challenge.
“Last year we had over 40 participants with a total of five companies,” Broderick said. “This time, because of the many requests, we are opening it up to groups that want to form teams and compete with each other. We are also beefing up the prize packages by having selective sponsors come on board.”
He added that the competitors thoroughly enjoyed the first CrossFit Muscle Beach Corporate Challenge and also logged some great results and personal records. Many not only lost weight, but also toned up considerably.
“We had an appreciation party for all participants and gave prizes for most improved, most weight loss, and overall fittest male and female,” said Broderick. “We also gave away a good spirit award, which showcased the participant who showed up for every workout and gave 100 percent every time,”