BIGGEST LOSER "19" — WEEK ELEVEN

After eleven weeks, we finally had both warm weather and enough daylight showing, so we took the workout outside. As always, the Park-to-Park workout was pretty challenging, especially for those new to running.

It started with a run from the gym to the park on Wood St. where they did 15-25 reps each of push-ups, body squats, and sit-ups. Then they ran North on High St. over to Sunrise Park.

This time they did the push-ups, body squats, and sit-ups, but also added 15-25 reps of pull-ups on the jungle gym. Then for extra fun, they climbed across the jungle gym too, just like the kids do!

Then they ran over to the football field where they hit it all again with a few special twists. First, they did a set of push-ups, and then they did walking lunges all the way across the field. That got their attention, and their legs burning too. Once there, they did some more push-ups, a sprint back across the field, and another set of sit-ups.

Finally, they got to run up across the overhead bridge across the railroad tracks, and then back to the gym. But that wasn’t the end. First they had to do a final set of push-ups, body squats, pull-ups, and sit-ups.

For those who had only run inside on treadmills, it was kind of eye-opening. It’s a little harder running outside in the wind, and also with hills. It’s also more fun, especially when you throw some other stuff in there.

This workout was sort of an introduction to outdoor events like Warrior Dash (5K) and the longer Tough Mudder (10-12 mi). With spring arriving, we’re going to do much more work outside in the next Biggest Loser!

This week’s winner was Brooke Bishop, who lost 3.0 lbs and 1.4% of her body weight. Sarah Mitchell was second, losing 1.8 lbs and 1.3%, and Rhonda Arthur placed third, losing 2.0 lbs and 1.1%.

Biggest Loser “20” starts on Monday, April 14th. Sign up now!

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