The Cross-Fit Open was a success on Saturday, March 23rd. Wabash Wellness had 20 competitors, which included 19 students and a single staff member (Chip Timmons). The day began with two qualifying rounds beginning at noon, with the top 6 overall advancing to compete in the grueling final. Over 60 spectators stayed to watch the men duke it out, and enjoyed a tasty barbecue after! Congratulations to the top 6:
1. Austin O'Neal
2. Jon Bush
3. Jack Montgomery
4. Grahham Redweik
5. Joe Williams
6. Brian Beardmore
Stay tuned for next year's event, and get ready in the meantime by attending the ongoing Cross-Fit classes with Coach Hammer!
Cross-Fit Classes have returned to Wabash this semester, and all are invited! Each week the class will be meeting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Chadwick Court from 7:00 to 7:50 a.m. There is no fee for the class, and all are welcome to come as their schedule allows. Join other fitness-focused individuals and learn from the nationally-certified Cross-Fit Instructor Coach Hammer!
Want some incentive to begin a more healthy lifestyle? The Wabash Wellness Committee invites you to participate in our Biggest Loser Contest for 2013. We will have five categories of participants this year: Students, Females under the age of 35, Males under the age of 35, Females 35 years and older, and Males 35 years and older. We will have private weigh-ins on every Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until 12:45 P.M. in the Max Servies wrestling room in the Allen Center. Our first weigh-in will be next Wednesday, January 30. We will take your blood pressure and Body Mass Index at the first weigh-in and again at the last weigh-in on Wednesday, April 24 so you can see your improvement. Use the Biggest Loser contest as a structure to lead a healthier lifestyle which includes healthy eating and more exercise. Challenge yourself and your friends to come every Wednesday for the weigh-ins. Perhaps establish some friendly competition on who can lose the most pounds within your group. You will be rewarded at each weigh-in with a piece of fruit and weekly winners in each of the five participant groups will receive a prize. But the real benefit will be for you to make healthy choices throughout the contest period to form positive wellness habits to last far beyond April 24. We had about 100 people on campus begin the contest at this time last year. Let’s beat that this year! See you at the first weigh-in next Wednesday in the Servies wrestling room between 11:00 A.M. and 12:45 P.M.
MIdnight Fun Run A Success!
Thank you to all who participated in the Midnight Fun Run and took a break from studying to get the blood moving. We look forward to many more Fun Run events in the future!
Welcome to Jason Brew
Meet the new Wabash Wellness Fitness Consultant and Assistant Wrestling Coach, Jason Brew! Jason is an alumnus of Olivet College, and was recently an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio Northern University.
Coach Brew says he is looking forward to “helping anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle, or looking to benefit from nutrition, weight training, and endurance training.” Jason is available to answer fitness-related questions or give demonstrations as to proper use of fitness equipment by appointment (send him an email at email@example.com).
Got questions? Got ideas for Wellness activities? Send an email to Roger Busch.