March 30, 2017 ·
By Brian Lockhart
The Headwaters Racquet Club traded in racquets for dumbbells and exercise machines during the Better Body Challenge event.
While racquet sports never really stopped at the Club, the Challenge was an opportunity for participants to work through an eight week course designed to create a better body.
People worked as teams in the event and were measured for their progress as the weeks went by.
“There are teams of three. You’re working to build as much muscle as possible and lose as much fat as possible, and try to get a better body,” explained organizer Jessica Keats-Marchildon, who also participated in the challenge. “It runs over a course of eight weeks. We recommend the participants do two, to four classes per week. It’s interval based training so they are doing a variety of different exercises. It’s essentially group personal training.”
Results are measured using an in-body scan that measures a person’s body. Everyone is scanned at the beginning of the even and then again at the end to measure progress. Participants get points for muscle gained and fat lost.
“We also do a fitness component as well,” Ms. Keats-Marchildon explained. “You do a series of four different exercises. For example I participated myself. At the beginning of the challenge I could do ten push-ups, at the end I doubled it and could do 20.”
Participants were members of the club as well as non-members who signed up and took part.
At the end of the challenge the winning team was announced. There was also an award for…
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