Monday September 14th: 2015 Back To School Paleo Challenge

It’s the end of summer drinking season: time to get back in the paleo swing of things with our Back To School Whole30 Paleo Challenge!  We’re tossing the sugar, grains, and alcohol for 30 days of clean livin’ during the month of September — join us!

The Details

Duration: Monday, September 14th – Tuesday, October 13th
Entry Fee: $20
Prizes: Top man and top woman will win $250 each plus a free month of unlimited CFV membership. Runner-up man and woman will each receive a free month of unlimited CFV membership.

How To Enter

On Monday September 14th during all classes, we’ll be running the challenge buy-in! You need to attend this event to enter the challenge.

Come ready to:

  • Fork over $20 for the entry fee
  • Pose for ‘before’ pictures (details below.)
  • Complete performance benchmark (details below.)
  • Weigh in

On Tuesday October 13th during all classes, we’ll be having a end-o-challenge extravaganza to weigh-out / benchmark / after-picture all participants.

What To Eat

We are running this challenge as a Whole30, as pioneered by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig.  In brief, you’ll be giving up sugar, alcohol, and grains, and eating real, natural, unprocessed food in the form of meat, seafood, eggs, veggies, fruit, and good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds.

Here are some resources to get you started!

Before and After Pictures

  • Participants must have 3 ‘before’ pictures taken by Sam at the BBC: front view, side view and back view. Men are in shorts; women are in shorts and sports bra.
  • To be eligible to win, participants must have 3 ‘after’ pictures taken by Sam at CFV. Same views / attire as ‘before’ pics.
  • Pictures will remain private for the duration of the contest except for before/after composites of the 3 male and 3 female finalists that will be e-mailed to challenge participants in a survey used to vote for winners.
  • Once the contest is over, we would very much like to use before / after photos of participants to help persuade future clients to clean up their diet! We will ask about your preferences on this at the beginning and again at the end of the contest — we hope you’ll help us out!

Performance Benchmark

  • Participants must complete the following benchmark at the beginning of the challenge — “Christine” — 3 rounds for time: 500m row, 12 deadlifts, 21 box jumps. “Fran” — 21-15-9 reps for time: thrusters (95/65), pull-ups.
  • To be eligible to win, participants must repeat the benchmark (using the same scaling if applicable) at the end of the challenge.

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