It was an amazing finish for our 2015 Fall Fitness Frenzy at Live Oak Fitness! Our team of 28 strong lost a total of 248.6 pounds!
We created a whole new program this fall for this year’s contest that gave equal emphasis to weight loss and exercise. In the first run of the new program, Miranda beat out two-time winner Merry for the top prize! Miranda collected a total of 321.32 points and lost over 25 pounds in 12 weeks! Merry kept Miranda working throughout the contest as she looked to make three straight Contest wins. While Merry ultimately finished 2nd overall, she collected 290.91 points and lost over 33 pounds! Sally rounded out our Top-3 with 189.88 points and lost an impressive 13 pounds in her 12-week journey.
Overall, our team lost an average of 8.9 pounds per person and our contestants who followed the program for 9 weeks or more lost an average of 16.9 pounds per person! In addition to the life changing results from the contest, many participants have continued their exercise programs and have lost even more weight since the finish of the contest!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and our Live Oak Fitness family is now all too familiar with this disease.
Chase, Chris and Cassie’s 3-year-old son, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on August 25. Chase has a 3 1/2 year road to recovery, but luckily he’s just as resilient as he is adorable! The Busbys want to thank everyone for their thoughts, gifts, and prayers these last few weeks. We also want to thank our clients for their patience and understanding as we adjust to this new diagnosis.
There is a great event coming up as we raise money and awareness of childhood cancer here in the Golden Isles. On Friday, September 25 Gnat’s Goes Gold! Breanna Young has put together this event to raise money for our Team ChaseMan, Team Alexa-Fighting Back, and Miraculous Marjorie! We’ll have a special Fall Fitness Frenzy menu item put together for the event too!
In our Fall Fitness Frenzy, our team of 13 participants have lost a total of 84 pounds in 2 weeks! Our 1st quarter ends on September 7. Who will lead the chart and take home $50 from Crabdaddy’s, a free lunch from Boulevard Cafe, and a free meal from Chick-Fil-A?
Are you ready to sign up for the 2nd quarter? You can register online or schedule a consultation at the studio.
Finally, Chris and Cassie would like to thank you for your support of Chase, Live Oak Fitness, and our family.
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions for our contest:
Does the contest entry include training sessions in the studio?
No, the contest entry does not include private training session or group classes with Live Oak Fitness. We do encourage contestants to participate in our private training sessions and group classes, but it is not a requirement of the program.
I do not like (insert food you hate).
We all have foods we dislike, or just plain hate. Be it the taste or texture, there are somethings you simply can’t stomach. We encourage our contestants to try everything on our menus; you can talk with your Performance Coach to help create an alternative to any food you abhor.
Personally, don’t ask me to eat squash. Traumatic childhood memory…
I’m (vegetarian, and gluten free, and paleo, and diabetic, and allergic to peanuts). Can I still do the program?
We have worked with many contestants who come with different dietary challenges. Let your Performance Coach know your dietary needs and we can help you adapt the plans to your needs.
Do I have to give up my wine?
Would you prefer wine, or a better waistline? If it depends on the day, speak with your Performance Coach. We want to create Eating Plans that you can carry over and have success with past the 12-week contest.
I will be traveling or out of town during a portion of the contest.
We have worked with contestants remotely in six different states and had great results! Via phone, email, and text message, we have helped contestants stay accountable and reach their goals. We want to create a lifestyle that is sustainable wherever we live and travel!
Will you post my weight?
No, Live Oak Fitness will never post your individual weight.
Do I have to be a member of Live Oak Fitness to participate?
No, there is no membership fee at Live Oak Fitness. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of service and rely on a quality product, not a contract or package.
Ready to lose some weight and change you life! You can register for our contest online or schedule your complimentary consultation with Live Oak Fitness by calling 912-268-2594.
At Live Oak Fitness, our goal is to help you live your best life! Our 2015 Fall Fitness Frenzy is designed to help give you direction, encouragement, and accountability so we can reach your fitness goals.
We have created a new and exciting Fall Fitness Frenzy! In addition to our traditional weight loss contest and eating plans, we have added a points system to keep you motivated and accountable. We have also created two registration options to work with your schedule and your needs.
All of these new additions are to help keep you motivated and on track while giving you the tools to create a lifetime of healthy habits beyond the next 12 weeks!
The Fall Fitness Frenzy will be a 12 week contest beginning on Monday, August 17 and concluding on Monday, November 9. Contestants have the opportunity to compete for the entire 12 week duration as well as quarterly for great prizes.
Quarter 1: August 17 – September 7 Quarter 2: September 7 – September 28
Quarter 3: September 28 – October 19 Quarter 4: October 19 – November 9
Full Contest Duration: August 17 – November 9
Cost: $225 for 12 Weeks | $65 per quarter
Entry includes: Weekly Eating Plans | Contestant Shirt | Water Bottle | Celebration Dinner
Fitness Evaluation | Personal Performance Coach
Our Grand Prizes will be given to the Top-3 Contestants who score the most points in the 12 week contest. The cash prizes will be:
1st Place – $275 | 2nd Place – $150 | 3rd Place – $100
Quarterly Prize Pack of gift cards to the contestant who has the most points for each quarter.
The overall and quarterly winners of the Fall Fitness Frenzy will be determined by who scores the most points over the duration of the four quarters and the competition. Points will be totaled quarterly (every 3 weeks) to determine who the quarterly winner is. Only one quarterly winner will be named each quarter with a prize pack of gift cards from our sponsors.
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes for our top 3 competitors for the overall Fall Fitness Frenzy. Competitors will be ranked on the total number of points earned throughout the contest. You do not have to win a quarter or participate for the entire duration of the contest to be eligible to win the top prizes.
You can earn points for the Fall Fitness Frenzy in five different categories: Weight Points, Weigh In Day Points, Live Oak Fitness Workout Points, Online Workout Points, Workout Points, and Diary Points.
One of the main reasons we exercise, if not THE REASON, is to maintain a healthy weight! A cornerstone of our contest are the Eating Plans. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are all thought out and prepared for you as well as a full grocery list each week! All you have to do is follow the plan and lose the weight.
Weight Points are earned from your weekly percentage of weight lost. If you weigh 200 pounds to begin the competition and lose 3 pounds in a week, or 1.5% of your body weight, you will earn 1.5 points.
If you are up in weight a week, this will negatively affect your point total. If you weigh 197 the previous week, but weigh in at 200 pounds you will lose 1.52 points that week. Your weight points are the only points that can be negative in the competition.
Points will be totaled from your week to week weight loss and not from your overall body weight lost.
Weigh in Day Points
Accountability is important, so important that you get a point for the day you come in and weigh!
You can weigh in any day during the week, but you will receive 1 point for weighing in on Monday and 0.5 points for weighing in on Tuesday.
Each week of the contest, participants will be given challenges to complete for extra points. 1.15 points can be earned for completing a Live Oak Fitness Challenge Workout. 3 workouts and exercise challenges will be issued throughout the contest each week via email, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Every quarter, you will also have the opportunity to do a fitness test to see your progress! For each fitness test, contestants will perform a pushup, sit-up, 12-minute run, and flexibility test.
Earn 1 point for every 30 minutes of exercise you do each week. Log in exercise minutes through the Exercise Diary in your MyFitnessPal account and score points when we review your exercise log each week. Total points will be calculated for your total minutes logged each week.
Workout points can be earned by running, walking, paddle boarding, tennis, golf*, basketball, or other fitness classes you participate in.
*For a full round of golf (18 holes) in a cart, you will receive 4 Workout Points. If you walk a full round, you will receive a full allotment of points. Taking the cart nets around 1000 calories per round, in comparison a marathon runner who will burn an average of 2600 calories in four hours of running. You can potentially burn 2000 calories walking 18 holes!
Workout Points cannot be combined with points achieved through Live Oak Fitness Workouts or Online Workouts.
Food and Exercise Diary Points
Earn 1 point each week for submitting your food diary and an additional 1 point for submitting your exercise diary. For the Fall Fitness Frenzy, we will use the My Fitness Pal app as our online food and exercise diary. If you’re not tech savvy, or just dislike typing, you may use pen and paper.
Our 2015 Spring Meltdown wrapped up on Friday, May 1 with a wonderful party and our Top-3 contestants taking home a combined $450! Most importantly though, we lost a total of 305 pounds in the 13 week contest!
The Spring Meltdown is a 13-week program that provides contestants the opportunity to lose weight and learn how to keep it off. Participants are given complete eating plans for each week to follow that include a full grocery list. Plans also included dining out meals so our group was never without options, even when traveling. Contestants jumped up on the scale the beginning of each week and their weight was used to calculate their total percentage of weight lost.
A quick example:
A 200 pound person loses 2 pounds in week 1, they are down 1.0% for that week. If that same 200 pound person loses 30 pounds in the contest, they have lost a total of 15.0% for the contest.
This year our Top-3 contestants were Merry, Scott, and Sheila who together lost a total of 110 pounds! Sheila finished in 3rd place with a total loss of 14.71% and took home $75. Her husband Scott worked all contest long and finished in 2nd place with an impressive 18.25% of total weight lost. For his efforts, Scott added $125 to his wallet and 38 pounds off his waist!
Merry completed an impressive feat by winning a second contest in a row! Our 2014 Fall Fitness Frenzy winner lost 19.67% in the Spring Meltdown, 1.66% more than she lost in the fall! With her total loss of 43.4 pounds this spring, Merry has now lost 88.2 pounds total since she started with Live Oak Fitness in August!
In addition to the performance of our Top-3, 8 contestants lost 10% or more of their body weight during the contest. On average, each contestant lost 15 pounds and the top performers averaged almost 20 pounds lost per person.
A new feature to this year’s contest was the addition of monthly body composition checks. Each participant had their Body Mass Index (BMI) check, total fat tissue, total muscle tissue, and visceral fat monitored. Participants saw 4 to 6 point drops in BMI over the course of the contest, 5 to 10% drops in total body fat, 2 to 6% increases in muscle mass, and as much as 8 point drops in visceral fat!
Live Oak Fitness is excited to offer the weight loss and fitness contests twice a year. Our next contest, the Fall Fitness Frenzy, will begin on Monday, August 17. Keep an eye out for more details on the Frenzy this summer!
I hope you are having a great week. School is back in full swing today for everybody and many families are getting back into their scholastic routine. For the Busby household, our routine is the same every day of the week for school:
1-Alarm goes off at 5:30, Mom heads to the shower and Dad heads to the kitchen to begin breakfast.
2-Gracie Jane dances into the kitchen followed slowly by Lily… Little barks soon after signify Chase and his stuffed puppies are awake too!
3-Breakfast of Daddy’s Life Cereal for the kids, 2 cups of coffee and PBJ for Daddy, Coffee Protein Shake for Mommy.
4-Mommy’s out the door at 7:00 followed by Daddy and the kids at 7:20!
A good routine helps us align our compass for the day so we can navigate the inevitable challenges that each day presents. As we get closer to the beginning of the Fall Fitness Frenzy, I want to ask you what your daily routine is and most importantly, is it beneficial to your overall health.
Our daily meal routine is vital to our overall health, but it is often something that is unplanned. We skip meals, grab what ever is convenient, drink calories in the form of soda, forget to drink water, and typically give little thought to what we put in our body’s for fuel. We eat to lose weight. If we neglect to create a sustainable plan, then we will never see continued success.
If you need to realign your meal compass and create a meal plan that works, the Fall Fitness Frenzy is your opportunity to do that! Our contest starts this Monday, August 18 with our first weigh in. Your first of 12 meal plans will go out this Friday so we can hit the ground running! We have some great contestants already signed up who are ready to lose weight, and maybe even win some cash in 12 weeks. Will you be atop our board, win $250, and be 30 to 50 pounds lighter?