Last Wednesday was ukactive’s National Fitness Day and, being the athletic bunch that we are, the Redactive team decided to hold several competitions to put our physical prowess to the test.
We kicked off the day with a planking competition. With the whole office looking on, five brave members of staff took to the kitchen floor to test their core strength.
And so it begins…:
Vanessa, production editor, was first to cave, swiftly followed by designer Craig:
Two minutes later sales executive Alex joined them:
And then there were two…
Almost four minutes in, sales guy Drew called it quits, leaving designer Nic as this year’s planking champion!:
- Vanessa – 1 min, 32 secs
- Craig – 1 min, 42 secs
- Alex – 3 mins, 30 secs
- Drew – 3 mins, 54 secs
- Nic – 4 mins, 30 secs
Wall Squat Competition
The wall squat competition was held just before lunch. Vanessa, Nic and Craig returned, along with editor Aviva, to take on the challenge.
Here they are, getting in the zone:
Craig was the first to go:
Followed by Aviva:
Meaning another victory for Nic:
Wall squat times:
- Craig – 1 min, 16 secs
- Aviva – 1 min, 24 secs
- Vanessa – 1 min, 36 secs
- Nic – 2 mins, 30 secs
At 4.30pm we all crowded into the kitchen for the final challenge. Despite an abundance of hula-hoops only three souls were brave enough to attempt it in front of the entire office – events director Jason, designer Craig and editor Vanessa. Despite the boys valiant efforts, only Vanessa was able to keep the hula-hoop going for longer than 2 seconds.
Here she is showing us how it’s done:
Well done to everyone who took part – we can’t wait for next year’s National Fitness Day!