The CINCO (Angela Gunter)

CINCO complete

CINCO complete

Angela became the 5th member to take on and conquer one of the longest endurance events* ever created, the CINCO! Let me tell you something about Angela many people don’t know, she became a member about 4 – 5 months ago and quietly started doing doubles and even triples before doing multiple classes became “all the rage”. Angela was never looking for praise or recognition for her multiple class days, she just walked into CKO with a purpose and on day one of becoming a member she started working hard towards achieving her goals.

Then we had our first CINCO completed and Angela immediately set her sights on completing the CINCO too, and the only reason it took her this long is because the logistics of the cinco make it very hard to pull off. In fact before she did the cinco she had done at least two “quattro’s”, many “triples”, and countless “doubles” so there was no doubt in my mind that she would slay the dragon that is the CINCO.

5 classes with a smile!

5 classes with a smile!

On Wednesday August 28 2013, Angela completed her CINCO and Thursday August 29 was back in the gym doing a quattro, sore body, hands stained (from gloves) and all 🙂 ! Congratulations Angela for completing the CINCO with a smile on your face during each and every class. You are an inspiration to not only me but to many of the members as well!

Hands stained from gloves and sweat!

Hands stained from gloves and sweat!

*I would like to make a formal apology to all the CINCO Club members, I realized that I only gave you credit for doing 5-classes in one day, and in reality doing the 5 classes was the “easy” part. If the CINCO was just a 5-hr endurance event (5 straight hours) it would still be a great accomplishment but the truth is the CINCO is much more of a challenge than just 5 hours of kickboxing. The CINCO is a 14.5-hr long endurance event, that starts at 6am and ends and 8:30pm. It is an all day event that includes rest/recovery planning, nutrition (what, when, and where to eat) and balancing downtime with real world events. Remember, CKO members are real people, not professional athletes so even though many of them did not work on the day of the cinco, life was not put on hold, they still had to deal with running errands, preparing food, resting, possibly still had work commitments and without a doubt had family commitments. A typical day for a CINCO participant is:

  • Wake 5am
  • Class 6am
  • 7:15am to 9:25am “downtime”
  • 9:30am to 10:30am Class
  • 10:45am to 4:30pm “downtime”
  • 4:45pm, 6:00pm, and 7:15pm classes 3, 4, 5
  • 8;40pm dinner
  • 9:30 bed time

I think the most impressive part about completing  a CINCO is not so much doing the classes but the planning and execution it takes to pull off, that is impressive, because it will take you an entire day, with our current schedule it is impossible to finish early! If you can accomplish the CINCO you can accomplish anything! Whose up next?

9 classes in two days! Glad to be done :)

9 classes in two days! Glad to be done 🙂


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