March 17, 2011 // Franchising.com // Sarasota, Fla. — Imagine being able to complete 1,800 jump squats without stopping. Or 79 pushups…on your toes. Or hold a plank pose for more than 11 minutes. Now imagine doing it as a new mom. More than 600 women from across the country proved that there's nothing stronger than a mom as they completed the February portion of Baby Boot Camp's 2011 Mother Love Fitness Challenge.
By signing up for the third annual Mother Love Fitness Challenge, these moms have committed to three months of regular exercise as they compete to become the nation's fittest mom and win monthly prizes for their efforts. Baby Boot Camp is proud to announce the 2011 Mother Love Fitness Challenge Strongest Moms:
Most Jump Squats: Kacie Wall of Sunnyvale, Calif., recorded 1,800 jump squats.
Most Improved Jump Squats: Stephanie Cur of Mountain View, Calif., saw a 1400 percent increase in her numbers over a 4-week period.
Most Pushups: Josie Petersen of Brookline, Mass., recorded 79 pushups on her toes.
Most Improved Pushups: Elaine Glynn of Menlo Park, Calif.; Mandy Davis of Sugar Land, Texas; and Cathie McCormick of Estero, Fla., each marked a 900 percent increase in their numbers over a 4-week period. In a random drawing among the three, Davis was chosen as the winner.
Longest Plank: Tracee Thibodeau of Redlands, Calif., recorded an 11 minute, 9 second plank.
Most Improved Plank Hold: Two participants tied for the greatest increase in their planks, Kristen Johannson of Sparks, Nevada, and Ema Falez of Reno, Nevada. Both showed a 500 percent increase. In a random drawing between the two, Falez was chosen as the winner.
Winners will each receive a Strongest Mom Award Package with prizes from Baby Boot Camp, CalNaturale Svelte, Snuggin Go, PishPosh Mommy, Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Group, Boogie Wipes, and Evol, all Mother Love Fitness Challenge sponsors, along with The Parenting Group, Happy Family, Sunday Afternoons and Episencials. (Valued at over $100)
Delivered by nationally certified fitness professionals, Baby Boot Camp classes consist of cardiovascular drills and strength training exercises all geared to get moms fit. Moms can still register for the Mother Love Fitness Challenge, which continues with March's Core and Flexibility Challenge and April's Cardio Challenge.
Baby Boot Camp® was created in San Francisco in 2001 by ACE-certified personal trainer Kristen Horler to balance the fitness needs of new moms with their desire to spend time with their children. All Baby Boot Camp® classes follow the guidelines set by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Council on Exercise .For more information on Baby Boot Camp and the new book based on the widely popular classes, Baby Boot Camp: The New Mom's 9-Minute Fitness Solution ($14.95, Sterling Publishing Co.), visit www.babybootcamp.com.