Gangplank exists to help startups and entrepreneurs get on their feet. Part of that mission means providing infrastructure and resources – and part of that means being a kick in the ass.
And sometimes that can be a fat ass.
Starting a business doesn’t mean neglecting your health. The first Fat Off sought to help participants lose weight…and collectively they lost an entire person.
Fat Off 2010 will go one step further. We are challenge participants to not only lose weight, but develop a long lasting healthy lifestyle.
Over 12 weeks, participants will compete for both the most percent of body mass lost, and number of challenges completed. Gangplank volunteers will host 32 challenges that will earn participants points. The challenges will introduce new exercise techniques and healthy eating habits, with activities ranging from yoga, to nutrition classes and roller hockey.
Fat Off competitors can earn additional points by selecting healthy meal options at participating local restaurants and working out in groups outside of the challenges. We encourage participants to record their progress over social media, which will also earn them extra points.
Fat Off 2010 is about community and participation. Only 30% of a participant’s score will be based on weight lost. 50% will be based on challenges completed and the remaining 20% on participation (weigh-ins and social media posts).
The cost to participate is $25 (cash only). To register, come to Gangplank July 6-8. Registration will open daily at 8am and close at 7pm. You can participate without registering, but will not be eligible to win prizes. You may also register after the July 8th deadline, but will have to make up any missed challenges on your own.
Information can found under the Projects tab on the Gangplank website.
The kick-off meeting will take place on Saturday, July 10th at 1pm at the new Gangplank location (250 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler AZ 85225). We will be discussing how to make the most out of the next 12 weeks and proper goal setting. We will also provide some at-home workout techniques.