If you are looking for the best program to make a complete healthy lifestyle transformation, look no further than the 10-week challenge.
Meet Brittney Christopher, a Massage Therapist and former athlete who after recovering from a car accident is once again rediscovering her inner athlete! During the challenge Brittney lost 11.3 pounds and 22 inches! To hear more about her challenge read here testimonial below.
Brittney (March 2016- May 2016)
Testimonial by Brittney Christopher:
Besides being at the gym you can catch me at my day job working in a physical therapy office. I split my time between helping the Physical Therapist’s with their patient’s rehab and working with my own patients as a Massage Therapist. I love love my job! I also love sports, spending time with my family and friends, listening to music, cooking, and most recently “exploring” (getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things).
A tiny bit of my back story…
Until recently I identified as an athlete. I started playing sports as a young child. I then continued my “athletic career” through high school, and even collage where I was on the Washington State University rowing team. Then adversity struck, I was in a nasty car accident. After the car accident my identity seemed to shift I no longer felt like an athlete which lead to me feeling lost and even depressed…
I moved to Shoreline in July 2015 and as I was exploring the area I happened to notice CKO Kickboxing and I became very curious. I went home and did my research, reading everything I could about the gym. What really peaked my interest was the challenge transformation page. I’ve seen what feels like a million different before and after photos from other gyms or fitness programs which “guarantee weight loss”, however the stories and images always seem fake (photoshopped). But the CKO/2.0 photos and stories where different they actually seemed real!!! Reading about these amazing transformations made me want to join CKO in the hopes of one day being one of these success stories.
I joined CKO in Oct 2015 with the best intentions but life got in my way (it always does right?). The good news is I got back on track and in January 2016 I started Jessica’s (Owner of CKO and 2.0) 28 day clean eating challenge. At the time I was 321 pounds and it was time to make a change! Then after the 28 day challenge I did Jessica’s “21-day elimination challenge,” It wasn’t easy but it was all in preparation for the my real challenge, the 10 week challenge.
Brittney (right) at the 10-week challenge community event
I was very hesitant about joining the 10 week challenge because I was so new to the gym and honestly I was afraid to fail. It was then I found Garett’s book “Complete Guide to Fitness Self Sabotage” I identified with a lot of the self sabotaging habits and right then and there I decided I had to sign up for the challenge and I do NOT regret my decision by any means.
My favorite part of the challenge was working out again. I’m not gonna lie, the first few weeks back in the gym were HARD, but I loved it! I also loved how the other 10-week challengers made me feel welcome. The challenge gives you every opportunity to succeed in some form or another and it is really is up to you what you want to get out of it. All the trainers were extremely helpful, they all were willing to talk with you, learn about you goals, answer any questions, and provided the motivation you really needed to hear on those extra “HARD days”.
What really made this challenge great was all the “tools” we received. We were given information about setting goals, meal plans, grocery lists, daily emails, and daily motivation! The hardest part continues to be the food aspect. Old habits die hard and changing how I eat and what I eat is a constant battle but I feel more confident going forward after because of this challenge. To help with the “food aspect” I will continue to attend the “food of life” group with Carla.
Brittney during semi-private training
The 10 week challenge hit on every aspect of life for me. I’ve done other challenges where it has been solely about the numbers…”how much did you lose?” This 10 week challenge was more than just about the “numbers”, yes, nutrition and exercise were a big part, but it was more about making us better people! It gave us a chance to give back to the community by offering volunteering opportunities. Little mini-challenges to de-clutter our lives to help us focus on our goals.
By the end of the 10-week challenge I lost 11.3 pounds and 22 inches and I am thrilled! Since January 2016 I have lost a total of 46 pounds with CKO and 2.0 Next Level Fitness. Their challenges work if you put in the work! This 10 week challenge came at the time in my life where I was ready to make a change. However my journey is not done since the challenge ended I immediately joined a year long membership with both gyms (CKO and 2.0) and I am excited for what is to come.
My advice to anyone who is considering the next 10 week challenge is just DO IT!!! You will not be alone, you will not be left to just figure it out, the trainers are there to support you every step of the way and your fellow challengers both new and seasoned will be there to be supportive as well. Truth is its not easy but anything worth doing is never easy but it is the BEST choice you could make for yourself. You are given the opportunity to push your limits and make new habits, meet new people and if you’re ready to be all in it has the ability to change your life.
All the Best,