The Contenders Weigh In!
K8x and Andy take the Anytime Fitness Challenge: Let the trash-talking begin!
By Andy Campbell and Kate X Messer,
4:25PM, Mon. May 11, 2009
And sometimes we want to be on that show. Ok, all the time. We can't lie to you!
Truth: This lead us (the Gay Place's Kate and Andy) to accepting our lot as participants in Anytime Fitness's Media Fitness Challenge.
Now your intrepid GPers, K8 and Andy have our chance at fame, glory, healthier living, and kicking those L Style G Style brats to the curb! Did we say brats? [Yes, Andy, you did. –ed.] We meant friendly competitors. Friendly. In matching, coordinated outfits. Yes.
A few (Cantu?) other media outlets were asked but did not respond to the challenge, so watch out! It's the AC v. the LG. Brrrrrring it!
In brief, here are the rules of engagement:
*Participants will undergo a six-week intensive program at Anytime Fitness. We're talking full lifestyle makeover, people, involving detailed exercise programs and nutrition counseling. Consequently, our triceps are burning and we've begun the long and slow process of weaning ourselves off of simple carbs.
* Participants will be weighed/measured/booked at the beginning, middle, and end of the challenge.
* The person with the most marked change in all areas of their life wins what? What do we win, exactly? We never found out what the prize was. Other than a healthy body and mind. Right.
* All will be facilitated by the friendly, and (ahem) VGL staff of Anytime Fitness. Is it wrong that we're already objectifying our trainers? Not wrong: Motivation!
But really, this competition thing is great. We're going to be working out at the bare-butt crack of dawn three days a week with L Style G Style staffers Alisa Weldon and Oliver Everette who are warm, charming, energetic, and completely out of their league! (Although, truth be told, they did totally kick our asses in footwear preparedness.)
We cannot comprehend why other media outlets did not accept the challenge. What, KEYE?!?! You can't hack it?!?! Fred Cantu, you can still show up on Monday; all will be forgiven! See you there, buddy.
L Style G Style, watch your backs, fronts, and sides, coz we're going to be slipping carbs into your pantry!
We are looking forward to our workouts on the TRX suspension systems as we think they would work well within a fitness or dungeon context. Your choice.
More to come as the workouts unfold.