10 Week Challenge Results (Dana Panteleeff)

If you are looking for the best program to make a complete healthy lifestyle transformation, look no further than the 10-week challenge.

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Meet Dana Panteleeff, a mom, a wife, a Chief Operating Officer, a 10-week challenge success story, and Commander-in-Chief of “Operation Badass”! During the challenge Dana lost 14-lbs and 15-inches! To hear more about her challenge read the interview below.

The Dana Panteleeff interview

2.0 next level fitness before and after

March 2016 – May 2016

Besides being an absolute warrior in the gym, what is your day job?
I am mom to two kids who are more amazing than they yet realize (currently 12 and 15), and married almost 19 years (*gasp* where does the time go!) to my loudest cheerleader. My day job is Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Bloodworks Research Institute (Puget Sound Blood Center rebranded as Bloodworks about a year an a half ago…. Our Research Institute’s scientists are learning more each day about the inner-workings of the bleeding/clotting system, the immunology related to transfusions, attempting to extend the shelf life of blood products, and many other things).
Do you have any hobbies?
I love gardening and cooking — to the extent I can combine the two, all the better!  I also enjoy watching my son’s soccer games and sometimes dabble in paper crafts and knitting.
Dana at 2.0 next level fitness

Dana at 2.0 next level fitness

How did you learn about the challenge and was it a hard decision to sign up?

I had heard and seen of the success of others at the gym, especially Jeanne Lavery. By the time I signed up, I had committed to a shift in lifestyle, so less “hard decision” to sign up and more excited about living into the structure of the challenge to see what might happen.

What was your favorite aspect of the challenge?  

My family and coworkers know that I. heart. checklists. So as dorky as it sounds, I found enjoyment in checking boxes off the worksheet as we worked through the challenge….(and, I really mean that in a sense of appreciating having a tool to utilize to track progress and the visual of the accumulating accomplishment as opposed to a “check the box” mentality). 

The supportive camaraderie of the fellow challengers was also really fun. Someone is sick/injured/something derailed the plan — how can we help?  You just deadlifted 200+ pounds?  holy crap, you rock! The community (especially the trainers) meet an individual wherever s/he is at and supports whatever s/he is trying to accomplish. Teamwork at its finest is really fun. (!)
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What was the hardest part about the challenge?

Food planning as a family. Our 15 year old is vegan, our 12 year old revolves around a competitive soccer schedule (each of which a lifestyle of its own!), the husband trains for his mountaineering practice, my work hours can be extended, and, we highly value family dinners. We didn’t always solve that equation, but we often did, and even if we weren’t eating the same things, we still created time together to enjoy meals and talk about whatever was important at the time (which sometimes involved talking about why we each chose what we were eating and respecting the choices of others). 

 What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself?
Confidence that I’m investing time in something that is worth it to me and to those with whom I live and love.  I continually evaluate how I use my time, and finding another hour in the day isn’t easy. One approach I’m finding particularly useful is to pick a mantra that works for personal and professional reasons to use during the workout — helps create a mindset that I’m being double efficient with my time rather than cutting other things I short.  “Operation: Badass — Fight for change and shed the excess” has helped me walk through the door and push myself during workouts, and, has shown up in many ways as I make decisions for myself or at work, and, I’m not feeling tempted to feel guilty about how I use that hour.  The family comments that I seem more calm, the measurements during the challenge reinforce personal progress, and the changes at work are starting to show promise. That’s powerful fuel for boosting confidence that the time investment is worth it!
2.0 next level fitness team renon bootcamp
What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with? 
In general, I tend to be pretty hard on myself and can be impatient with pace of progress. So, I’m working on being kinder to myself without feeling like I’m making excuses. For example, I missed improving on sit-ups by 2.  Did I think to myself that perhaps the car accident I was in a couple days prior might have something to do with that?  Sure – totally reasonable, my back was hurting. Did I also question myself about if/whether I was just making an excuse and perhaps could have tried harder? Of course I did. Did I then get frustrated that I was even having this conversation with myself? Yup. We’ve all been there 🙂  I’m working on really embracing “Always happy, never satisfied…”  especially the first half; the second half is easier for me.
What would your advice be to some considering doing a 10 week challenge?

Do it! You’ll surprise yourself with what you can accomplish.

CKO Kickboxing Seattle

April 2016

 Have you tried any other challenges (with our gym or another)- if so what made this one different?

Last fall, I participated in a 21-day habit hack through CKO, with the intent of challenging my suspected addiction to carbs.  The 10 week challenge helped solidify habits that were seeded during that challenge.

 What can we do better to help you actualize your true potential? 

Keep doing what you’re doing!

Team CKO/2.0 rocks. (!!)

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April 2016

Here are the beginning / end measurements:
  • Pushups (in 2 mins)            41 / 54
  • Sit ups  (in 2 mins)              55 /  54
  • Goblet Squats (in 2 mins)    54 / 68
  • Bar Hang                             30 / 61  (Seconds)
  • Pounds lost: 14
  • Inches lost:  15, including 5 from waist and 4 from hips
 Not measured as part of the challenge, but blood pressure is down to 125/75 and resting heart rate to 60.
 
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10-Week Challenge Results (Jeanne Lavery)

If you are looking for the best program to make a complete healthy lifestyle transformation, look no further than the 10-week challenge.

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Meet Jeanne Lavery, a single (soccer) mom who works two jobs and still finds time to improve herself! Jeanne has been a member at CKO for just about 10-months (now a member at 2.0 as well) and has lost over 36-lbs, 21 of those pounds coming off during the 10-week challenge! Over the course of the challenge Jeanne started posting the turtle emoji which represented “slow and steady”. I personally love this, because there is no such thing as an overnight success. The key to success is consistency and Jeanne is proof as she strives to make small progress, one day at a time!

"Slow and Steady"

“Slow and Steady”

To learn more about Jeanne’s 10-week Journey, read below:

Left (September 2015) - Right (November 2015)

Left (September 2015) – Right (November 2015)

Besides being an absolute warrior in the gym, what is your day job?

I am in the dental field, working in a private practice, and also for 3M teaching offices how to adapt a digital scanner into their practice.

November

At work. (November 2015)

Do you have any hobbies?

My hobbies- Favorite thing is watching my 12 year old play soccer year round. I enjoy cooking, and hanging out with friends and family. Before I joined CKO (12/14), I watched lots of NETFLIX!-now, my TV time has been mostly replaced with hitting the bags, or lifting heavy things!

Favorite new hobby!

New hobby!

How did you learn about the challenge and was it a hard decision to sign up?
I did the last Challenge, Spring 2015- and my main goal that time around was to finish, complete the workouts, and get results. I had injured my knee the first week… So that task alone was hard to even complete, and in the end I did loose some weight/inches and got stronger, but when I looked at the before/after photos, I knew I could have done better.

Spring Challenge (March 2015)

Spring Challenge (Feb 2015)

Food was a huge part of that (challenge), and then after it ended, I didn’t stay on top of my diet at all, and gained some weight back, and lost momentum.

It was hard for me this time around to sign up- being honest, I felt like I didn’t do that well, and felt like I let myself down and didn’t want to re-do it and fail, again. Boy was I wrong.

What was your favorite aspect of the challenge?
Man, so many!!!!!! First of all- having the designated “challenge takeover classes” was so great! I got to workout over and over with several Challengers and we soon became a close group, we also started connecting and planning on meeting at other classes, and just reaching out on our group FB page together, inspiring each other and encouraging.

Jeanne is a regular at 2.0's semi-private training

Jeanne is a regular at 2.0’s semi-private training

I really embraced the part about posting publicly on FB, and started a fit Journey page on Instagram. When I posted the “Why” video in the beginning, I could not believe the positive response I received, overwhelming to say the least. Soon I got over the part of me that felt like people would think it was boasting, and I kept doing it with the thought in mind, I’m helping others, which is what I wanted to do.

What was the hardest part about the challenge?

I would say, the food prep, even though it was one of the best aspects of this challenge this time around.. I just finally feel like I have the grocery shopping and dishes done, and then I need to go back out again!- the menu was awesome too, I was able to find some real clutch foods that will stay in the rotation for a long time!

What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself?

I feel my results this time are a reflection of that- not giving up, and the motto I adopted was Slow and Steady wins…I made my mind up, I was determined this time around to see a change at the end, and i did just that .

Putting in work at CKO Seattle

Putting in work at CKO Seattle

What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with?

I’m not really sure! I guess the biggest thing I struggle with is balance with life… And the gym. I have so many classes I do, and want to do…but I still need to manage my son alone and two jobs… Busy is putting it lightly.

What would your advice be to some considering doing a 10 week challenge?

Just do it! The support from the staff is amazing, the fellow challengers are all so inspiring, everyone is in it for the same reason- to get to a better version of themselves. Come talk to me or anyone that has finished one, two , three , or four of them!!!! That says a lot that people go back for more! – I’ll be there next time too!

What can we do better to help you actualize your true potential?

I’m all in now, full membership to both clubs. Just keep doing what you’re doing and
my true potential will come… It’s not a race, I’m in it for the long haul.
Share any relevant information you’d like about yourself that other team members might not know about you (also a good place to talk about any success you have had since joining the challenge)!

Lastly I’d just like to point out- I have done everything, dieted my whole life, gone up and down with weight, and I am now convinced, for ME, that hard work, dedication and consistency is the only way to do this.- No short cuts, no starving myself or any pills, just plain work. I’m happier for it, stronger, agile, and feel amazing, and I’m not done yet!

 

Results

Highest weight (246-lbs) in 2007

Highest weight (246-lbs) in 2007

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Jeanne and her brother – November 2014

Tale of the Tape (10-Week Challenge Resutls)

  • Starting weight December 2014 before joining CKO- 225lbs
  • Starting weight fall challenge – 210.8
  • Final weight fall challenge – 189.7
  • Total loss- 21.1 lbs
  • All over body inches lost – 22.75 inches

Fit test Results (Before/After)

  • 2 min 25lb goblet squats – 36/52 +16
  • 2 min Push ups-30/43 +13
  • 2 min Sit ups-49/63 + 14
September 2015 (left) - November 2015 (right)

September 2015 (left) – November 2015 (right)

Congratulations Jeanne, you have made great progress and you have the warrior mindset! Slow and steady does win the race, so keep doing what you are doing and I look forward to watching you get better every day!

 

 

10-Week Challenge Tanya Faley

Again we need to take photos from the same spot but as you can see Tanya's progress has been phenomenal since joining CKO!

Again we need to take photos from the same spot (hindsight is 20/20) but as you can see Tanya’s progress has been phenomenal since joining CKO! During the 10-week challenge Tanya lost 14-lbs and 4.5-inches off her waist!

We asked the participants (optional) of the 10-week challenge if they wanted to share their own results/personal success story and below is Tanya Faley’s results/story of not only her CKO 10-week challenge experience but her fitness journey over the last 10-years. Tanya started at CKO Seattle on day 1 (July 7, 2012) and her transformation over the 5-months at CKO is outstanding!

Tanya’s Story below:

After my kids were born, I had a hard time losing the weight my back to back pregnancies brought. In 2002, I joined a gym and started a kickboxing class. I attended this class for 2 years and in addition to eating better, dropped 35 pounds and felt the best I ever had. Then, in 2004, a car accident, a move to another town and a full time sit down job caused my weight to climb again. It was a few years before I could exercise fully again due to the car accident and by that time, I had gained so much weight, I didn’t feel like trying to lose it. In 2008, we moved to Shoreline and I was at my heaviest. In 2009, some friends at work talked me into running with them and through that training and a radical eating plan ( The Fat Flush diet), I lost 15 pounds in 2 months. Over the next few years, I kept running and competing in races, but was not watching what I was eating and my weight crept back up. My running was taking more effort for lackluster results and I was getting injured more than I was healthy. In the spring of 2012, I heard about CKO Kickboxing and that a gym was going to open in Shoreline. I had not been able to find a kickboxing program that fit into my schedule, was cost effective and would be rewarding for me to attend, so I was excited to see to try this new place. I tried CKO and I was transported back to 2002 when I fell in love with true cardio kickboxing and the results it gave me (for the effort I put in). I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join CKO!

I participated in the 10 week challenge at CKO that just ended. In that 10 weeks, I lost 14 lbs, took 4 1/2 inches off my waist and I feel great! I have more energy, I am stronger and my running has also improved. I recently ran a 1/2 marathon and got a personal record that was 5 minutes faster than my record a year ago. I know this is because of CKO. The classes have increased my endurance and stamina and in the end, I can run faster and longer.

I attached some photos of my journey.

I am not where I need to be as far as health and weight, but CKO is helping me achieve my goals and I look forward to the journey I am on for a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Tanya in 2002 and then in 2008

10-Week Challenge Jon “Bacon” Rogers

We asked (optional) the participants of the 10-week challenge if they wanted to share their own results/personal success story and below is Jon Roger’s results/story of the 10-week challenge experience.  Those of you that have taken a class with Jon “Bacon” Rogers find that his enthusiasm and energy is contagious! He has become famous for doing push-ups during rest time, his crazy outfits, and mopping up his “crime scene” after each and every class. Jon was a participant in CKO Seattle’s first ever 10-week challenge (Sept 2012) and I can honestly say that he gave 100% every workout.

Cleaning after every class

Cleaning after every class

Jon’s 10 week challenge results were:

  • Lost 3.5 inches on waist (38.5 inches down to 35 inches “YES”)
  • Lost 2.75 inches total on both thighs
  • Lost 1/16th of an inch on my right arm (LEFT ARM SAME)
  • Here are my number increases in the fit test:
  • Push-ups (36 initial push ups- 45 push ups) +9
  • Sit-ups (36 initial sit-ups- 43 sit-ups) +7 (Friday night Happy Hour – a week later – with Garett I did 45 sit-ups) +2
  • Body Weight Squats ( 36 initial squats- 52 body weight squats) +16 (WOW-they were legit too)
  • 1 Chin up initially- 2 pulls currently (working on number 3)
  • I’m still eating not the best but did say NO to pancakes this morning 🙂 . Trying to eat more protein.
10-week results

The pictures were not taken at the exact spot which is why the before picture is more of a close-up than the after picture. But what is noticeable is that Jon looks much healthier and much trimmer after the 10-weeks!

Testimonial for the 10 week challenge (By Jon Rogers):

I entered the challenge with a few goals in mind. Garett helped focus my goals in order that I make meaningful progress. The Sunday boot camp classes absolutely rocked my world, but Robin and I truly looked forward to each and every Sunday as an opportunity to get better and push ourselves beyond what we thought was humanly possible. Garett and Jessica both are such motivating forces- they know exactly how to train the human body for maximum results. Their knowledge base of total body workout is unparalleled and we never doubted their resolve to see us reach our best- which we both felt we accomplished. The most beautiful part was how encouraging all of the trainers were throughout the challenge. Ultimately, I experienced life-changing results in terms of both inches lost and physical strength gained. I look forward to future challenges, as I have prioritized personal fitness straight to the top of my life-agenda. I feel good, I look good, and now I have more energy. Thanks CKO- I’m glad you guys are in Seattle.

On a side note- Garett Renon is absolutely the BEST personal trainer in all of the Pacific NW. Albuquerque’s loss is our gain! I highly recommend anyone and every one to give CKO a shot- One week free to try it out and you will be convinced there is no better total body workout in all of Seattle.