Hello APU Challengers!
Congratulations on completing an incredible 8 weeks of fitness! We are so impressed with all of the hard work and determination that each of you put into the challenge! APU has proven to boast a wonderful faculty and staff that is strong, dedicated, and well-rounded in wellness of many forms. You have made it fun, and exciting to be a part of this community!
It was our pleasure to top off a great 8 weeks, with such a deserving group of people, with lots of prizes! Each and every one of these winners has a wonderful story, and some great advice to be heard! If you would like to hear more from each weekly winner, click on their photo displayed below.
Weekly Prize Winner - Week #8
Congratulations to Amanda Webb Haras (@AmandaWebbHaras) for completing the eighth week of the APU Summertime Challenge and for being drawn from all those that completed the challenge to win this week's Snail’s Pace Running Shop gift basket!
Week #8 Winner- Amanda Webb Haras (@AmandaWebbHaras)
Third Place Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Tim Myers (@tbonemyers) for completing all 8 weeks of the challenge, and 38 workouts in total, and for being drawn as the winner of the bike courtesy of Glendora Cyclery!
Third Place Grand Prize Winner - Tim Myers (@tbonemyers)
Second Place Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Sarah Lochelt (@sarahlochelt) for completing 3 weeks of the challenge, and 17 workouts in total, and for being drawn as the winner of the Apple Watch!
Second Place Grand Prize Winner- Sarah Lochelt (@sarahlochelt)
First Place Grand Prize Winner
Congratulations to Michelle Berk (@healthymfb) for completing all 8 weeks of the challenge, and 58 workouts in total, and for being drawn as the winner of $1,500 towards a Montage Laguna getaway!
First Place Grand Prize Winner- Michelle Berk (@healthymfb) and husband (@pomonafarmer)
Bonus Prize Winner
Congratulations to Tony Gjessing (@tonygjessing) who went above and beyond in completing 8 weeks of the challenge! Because of his dedication he was drawn from a pool of people who also completed all 8 weeks, and was drawn as the winner of another Snail’s Pace Running Shop gift basket!
Bonus Prize Winner- Tony Gjessing (@tonygjessing)
Bonus Prize Winner
Congratulations to David Bixby (@dbixby) for going above and beyond in completing all 8 weeks of the challenge! Because of his dedication he was drawn from a pool of people who also completed all 8 weeks, and was drawn as the winner of the Young Living Essential Oils Basket! (over $800 in value!!)
Bonus Prize Winner- pictured: David's wife, Renee Bixby.
APU Summertime Challenge in Review
What an incredible 8 weeks of fitness! The excitement and support that was created by the APU community was so much fun. Here are just a few of our favorite highlight moments for the past 8 weeks!
First, we had a lot of creativity going on over the 8 weeks of the challenge! Whether it was everyday things like mowing the lawn with @pomonafarmer and cleaning like @nconner, making a creative use of space like @ckonoske’s infamous dorm stair workouts, or crazy fun things like hamster ball races and laser tag posted by @stephfitch- so many of you revealed that there are many more ways to get into shape than just a simple run!
Dog’s prove once again that they are man’s best friend, by getting their owners out the door and working their way into great health! We had way too many cute pooches featured in our workouts- just a few were featured by @christianbrazo, @wendymrn, @megebersole, and @babygu.
So many of the pictures that were shared look like they belong in a magazine! Is it just us, or is our world a beautiful place to explore and exercise in?! Just a few of our favorites from @dpeck0404, @marksevillanojr, @Christine, and @jhughes.
It may have taken a little creativity from all of you parents out there, but your workouts looked even more fun because of it! @jgrey, @JaimeFahey, @KWiedefeld, and @AmandaWebbHaras were a few of the many who posted workouts with their kids!
Finally, the goal of this challenge was to not only get you active and healthy over the summer, but to create a community to do it with! Whether it be workouts with family, friends, or even coworkers- it was really exciting to see all of the workouts that brought people together! @jimnasipak, @stephfitch, @dougfields, and @dpeck0404 were once again, a few of the many that posted workouts that brought a big smile to our faces!
The APU Summer Challenge was great! All of us at PK Fitness are so thankful to each of the APU Challengers for being a part of the challenge, and being so dedicated and positive towards this program. It was each of you who made this program as fun as it was!
We hope that exiting this challenge you have a better understanding of what being fit means for you. It is our hope that you will take what you learned over the summer, and continue to invest yourself in the healthy habits that will lead to a longer, healthier, and happier life.
From all of us at PK Fitness,
And As always,
Bryan Clay, Ed Leonard, Alex Weiner and Sydney Eaton