Women’s New You Challenge: RESULTS!

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Written by Lisa Wishmann

About a month and a half ago, a bunch of women joined us for a 6-week fitness challenge to kickstart new, healthy habits. Over 100 women interviewed with us and stated their case as to why they believe they would be a good candidate, however, only 45 women were accepted into our fitness and nutrition challenge.

Many were nervous, most had never done CrossFit before, but they all had one common goal: to improve their lives through fitness. Over the course of 6 weeks these women squatted, dead lifted, ran, rowed, and biked their way to new, improved versions of themselves! Along the way there were many firsts: first time working with a barbell, first time running without having to stop, first assisted pull-ups, first handstand, first box jump and so much more!

Each day these women came into our gym, both our staff and our members were absolutely inspired by the drive and motivation that poured from each of them. You could not observe one of these classes and not smile at all of the high fives, fist bumps, laughs and teamwork. But, don’t be fooled – although we all had a great time, they worked their butts off and the results show it!

New You Challenge: Results Breakdown

45 women started the challenge, and 38 finished week 6.
Of the 38, 34 came in for their final measurements:

Between all women, total weight lost was 219.9 pounds and total inches lost was 340.25! Yes, you read that correctly… 340.25 inches lost from their bodies. That’s 28 feet 4.25 inches, or 9.45 yards. That is amazing!

Of total inches lost, 61.75 inches came off of the hips and 49.5 inches came off of the waist. Aside from many women requesting to slim down these areas most often, reducing the amount of body fat in these areas also decreases risk for health issues related to being overweight and/or obesity later in life.

More quick facts from the New You Challenge results:

  • 11 women lost 10+ pounds
  • 19 women lost 5+ pounds
  • 7 women did not lose weight, but did lose inches!
  • 13 women lost 12+ inches from their bodies
  • 27 women lost 6+ inches from their bodies
  • Average inches lost: 10 inches
  • Average weight lost: 8.4 pounds

The range of inches lost from the waist was from 0.5 to 3.5 inches, and from the hips 0.25 to 4 inches.

The largest amount of weight lost from one woman was 22.8 pounds. The largest amount of inches lost was 24 – TWO FEET.

THESE RESULTS ARE INCREDIBLE! And, that was only 6 weeks. Imagine what can happen in 12 weeks, 6 months, a year! For many, this was just the beginning, and we are ecstatic to watch these women continue to progress, both in our gym and in life.

In addition to weight and inches lost, these women reported huge boosts of confidence and self esteem, more energy, less achy joints, more strength, and doing things in life they thought were out of reach.

In 6 short weeks we’ve seen laughter, surprise and happy tears, and we couldn’t be prouder. We’ve guided these women into the world of CrossFit and shown them how much they are truly capable of, and how deserving they are of better health.

If you are one of our participants, congratulations on such a great feat! If you’re reading this and want to experience this for yourself, reach out to us to see how we can help you. We promise, we can help you, too.

Post-Challenge Celebration: WOD & Wine!
Post-Challenge Celebration: WOD & Wine!
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