ChallengeU peaked my interest and then motivated me to do my first 5k ever, at the age of 60, even during a Connecticut February ! I recommend it .
I have a story that I think you will like! The day we left it was very foggy, Cape Air was running really late. We finally left at 12:30, and had a 1:30 connection out of Logan. Never thinking we would make the flight, we ran! We had to change terminals, and luckily we are TSA pre-check! We got to the gate while they were calling our names for final boarding. We got into our seats, Cami turned to me and said "boy would Denise be proud of you!" Today after walking up who knows how many steps, she said "aren't you glad you did all that exercise?"
Anyway even being so far away, I just wanted to say thank you again!
Meryl Moritz, MCC
Challenge U is EXACTLY the right thing for a busy person to integrate fitness into her life. Denise Gaylord has really come up with a brilliant design which measures you against yourself, although for the competitively-inclined you can find ways to compare yourself to other competitors. And the time commitment is a maximum of 20 minutes per day, 6 days a week! There's a food management component, water consumption component, as well as the mental training needed to make changes that last. I already paid careful attention to my food, writing it down everything day, but nevertheless with the combination of aerobic training, exercises, and attention to water and heeding my time plan for exercise, I lost 4 pounds, and inch off my waist and another off my thighs, plus dramatically increased my endurance in held postures (like plank and squat.) Best of all Challenge U is portable: I could be in a hotel room in China, in my own house, or in someone else's and satisfy my daily commitments, no problem. I look forward to do this Challenge when it comes around again.
I have hand weights at home and also belong to a gym...but I thought the 10 minute workout using your own body weight was brilliant, and I loved the flexibility of it.
Attorney & Busy Mom
The Challenge will change your life.
One of the First 5 Challengers
It Revolutionized My Body And How I Feel About Myself And How I’m Moving Forward. “When She Was First Training Me On The Treadmill, It Was Like Running With A Sack Of Cinder Blocks On My Back. I Had No Strength. I Was Really Lethargic.
Lost 26 pounds/one of the first 5 challengers
Dr. Gerard Kinahan
The PFC is an excellent way to get physically active, conditioned, and improve your diet. Twenty minutes a day is all that is required. The program combines cardiovascular conditioning with strength training. I was able to fit the daily workouts into my busy schedule with no trouble. By the end of the program my weight had dropped ten pounds, my muscle tone was much better and I was back in the exercise routine. I heartily endorse the PFC. As a doctor and as a participant.
Denise is a real gem, she not only has the in depth knowledge of all things physiological and nutritional – she really cared about me and finding my way to make it work and stick. I was one of her guinea pigs on the first ever PFC, and I can honestly say that the experience made me happier and more fulfilled than anything I have done in a long, long time.
If you have the desire to change, Denise has the skills to make it happen. She is simply the best
One of the first 5 challenges - lost 18 lbs and several inches
Why exercise when there are soooo many good books to read ?
Because in the PFC I learned I could do more than I thought I could.
I absolutely love the PFC. It suits me perfectly, and most enjoyably, Iʼll never think of going on a diet again. Your focus of fitness, rather than on weight loss, strikes exactly the right balance.
Thank you for coming up with such a brilliant plan. You should really publish it so that people around the country could benefit from your guidance, expertise & wisdom. We are lucky you live in our town !
Lost weight/got stronger/less back pain/regained level blood sugar levels
What changed in me was that I began to think more about working out and the gym, and made it part of my day...most of the time. The days that did not, I was conscious of the fact that I was short changing myself.
The Provincetown Fitness Challenge brought back Support + Possibility + Activity + Choice + Energy into my life. In short the S.P.A.C.E. to become fitter, healthier and happier! Huge thanks to the PFC and Denise Gaylord!
Lost 75 pounds 6 months from Day One, and doubled strength tests
I got a jump start which motivated me to keep going.
I loved getting more clarity about what I am eating-making a committment to a meal plan each day, and creating a structure and a discipline I didnʼt have before. The freedom to determine what was on my plan worked for me as well, because I hate the idea of being on a “diet.” Knowing that I was deciding what Iʼd be eating from day to day, gave me the autonomy I needed. Once I committed to each dayʼs plan, I was much less likely to eat junk. At the same time I wasted alot less food, better for me and the planet.
I lost 10 pounds during the challenge and my LDL cholesterol went down by 40 points. Since the challenge Iʼve continued to loose weight, 18 pounds so far, six months after day one.