2017 InBody Challenge Sponsored by The John Wareing Foundation

The InBody Challenge is a health transformation contest organized by Wareing’s Gym and Sponsored by the John Wareing foundation and is designed to get you on the right track to a healthier, happier life. The goal of this competition is to reward individuals who improve their overall body composition by increasing Lean Body Mass (LBM) and/or losing Fat Mass (FM).

Event Information:

This event is open to the general public — share with your family, friends, and acquaintances to join! You must sign up prior to the event in order to participate.

Registration Fee:

$10 Wareings Gym Members & Non-Members

Initial Weigh-in Date:

May 19th & 20th

Final Weigh-out Date:

June 30th & July 1st

First Place Prizes:

Male: $500 cash

Female: $500 cash

RULES OF THE COMPETITION:For the most accurate test results, please follow the guidelines below. If the following guidelines cannot be met, test results may be skewed.

CAUTION: Do not test if you are pregnant, menstruating, or have medical implants such as pacemakers or other life-sustaining medical implants.
The InBody unit uses safe, low-level electrical currents and will not harm you during your InBody Test. However, to ensure your safety and comfort, please avoid taking an InBody Test if you meet these criteria.

WHAT TO WEAR: Your bare hands and feet need to touch the InBody unit’s electrodes, and your weight needs to be accurately measured to ensure accurate results. Please avoid wearing stockings, lotion, heavy articles of clothing, and metal accessories.
The entry fee for the Wareing’s InBody Challenge is $10. The John Wareing Foundation will provide the prizes listed below.

1. 1st place: $500 cash 

2. 2nd place: 5 small group personal training sessions

 3. 3rd place: MyZone Activity Tracker

 

IF THERE IS A TIE FOR FIRST PLACE, THE WINNERS WILL SPLIT THE POT EVENLY. TO ENTER: YOU MUST TURN IN YOUR RESULT SHEET TO THE DIRECTORS OFFICE AND GIVE YOUR NAME & $10 ENTRY FEE TO THE FONT DESK BY THE DATES MENTIONED. YOU MAY ALSO REGISTER ONLINE HERE, BUT IF YOU DO, YOU MUST STILL TURN IN YOUR ENTRY FEE TO THE FRONT DESK BY THE DEADLINE DATES. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS MADE FOR THE WEIGH-IN DATE. IF YOU DO NOT TURN IN YOUR FINAL WEIGH-IN RESULT SHEET, YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED ELIMINATED/DISQUALIFIED FROM THE COMPETITION, AND YOUR REGISTRATION MONEY WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. 

The formulas used for the InBody Challenge will be determined by using the Lean to Fat Ratio
1. (LBM beginning – LBM End) / Beginning LBM
2. (Fat End – Fat Beginning) / Beginning Fat

The initial weigh-in height and final weigh-out height must be the same. By joining this challenge, you agree to compete and be judged by the Lean to Fat Ratio, regardless of your complaints or opinions about the “unfairness” of any participant’s gender, age, body type or physical condition. The purpose of this event is to encourage participants to maintain good mental and physical health and is NOT a gambling event.

SIGN UP HERE: InBody Challenge Sign-Up

Sound Approach To Supplements

I am amazed by social media. What was once a great way to reconnect with old friends and share pictures with distant relatives, is now an internet flea market. And how does Facebook know that I’m a 45-year-old bald man with a wife and three kids? Kinda scary! I am also amazed at what people are willing to share. From far right and left political ideas to passionate stances on vaccinations to very personal medical issues, it seems that nothing is out-of-bounds when it comes to an internet rant.

Over the last few months I have seen a growing number of Amway-esque products being hawked by my Facebook friends. You know the names – Lue La Rue, Plexus, Advocare, Shakeology, etc. I am particularly fascinated by the nutritional supplements. Nothing against any of you that are really into Advocare or Plexus – I’m sure they are fine products but I think you guys are missing the bigger picture. The reason that these products make you feel so incredible is that most of your diets really suck. If I take someone who is deficient in several key nutrients and then give them a supplement that complements those deficiencies, they are going to act like what I gave them is the Fountain of Youth! There is a much more efficient way to get the same feeling – stop eating crap and eat real food (it wouldn’t hurt to stop smoking and/or drinking to excess either!). When you get nutrients from food you get much better absorption of those nutrients because of the form they are supplied in and the slower processes of digestion and metabolism. Liquid nutrients speed through the digestive tract and are not as readily absorbed – which means you have some really expensive urine!

Supplement: something added to complete a thing, supply a deficiency, or reinforce or extend a whole.

Now what most folks need to do in order to improve their health is usually quite simple – that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily easy, but it is simple. The typical American diet is abundant in processed foods, hidden sugars and saturated fat while deficient in many key vitamins and minerals. Combine a poor diet with a lack of sleep and a lack of adequate hydration and it’s a recipe for feeling lousy (i.e. sick and tired). Before you shell out $60 a month on a nutritional supplement, I want you to try this:

Eat a colorful variety of vegetables and fruits everyday.

Drink at least 64oz of water everyday.

Turn off all electronics at least 1 hour before bedtime and get 8 hours of sleep everyday.

If you do these three things consistently, you will be amazed at how much better you feel in just a few weeks. I’m not saying there is no place for supplementation. There are many instances where nutritional supplements would provide great benefits for certain individuals. My point is that if you eat junk, don’t sleep and don’t drink water, then spending money on expensive shakes is not the first step. Fix your diet first. Supplement when you need a little more help.

Just my two cents.

Chris Ullom, Director of Training, Wareing’s Gym