Tacoma Strength “YOUR” 30 Day Challenge

Diet, Sleep, or Nasty Bad Habit.
What will you change about yourself in 30 days?

Starts March 1, 2015

Cost is $25 plus some skin.

In past challenges we have created a template for you to follow, forcing everyone to “Give Up Sugar, or Gluten”, or “Go Paleo” or “Reset Your Diet.” But if there is one thing we have learned over the years, it is that no one plan is right for everyone, and not everyone is looking to clean up their diet. That is why we are allowing you to design “YOUR” 30 Day Challenge this year.

How the Challenge Works

It's simple. Decide how you're going to change your life in the next 30 days and how much you're willing to lose if you're unable to meet the challenge. Complete the pledge from and pay your registration fee and separate wager (minimum wager is $25). We will help get you the info you need to be successful at making your changes. Then you're off and running, working hard for 30 days to change your life for the better. Complete the challenge and we will refund your wager to you. Drop out or fail to complete the challenge? Then we donate your wager to charity. It's that simple. Sign-up pledge forms will be available at the Front Desk starting Monday afternoon, February 23.

More Details

Once the groups are established, we will organize you into smaller groups of like-minded individuals working towards a common goal by sharing personal space. Our hope is that you will lean on your group for community support and insight as you share a common experience during the month. We would like each group to meet once a week, either at the gym or at a group members home for a potluck meeting to discuss the successes and challenges you are facing during the month.

To keep up with how the entire Challenge group is doing, we will also be using our new Tacoma Strength Forums to converse about meeting dates, topics and trainers and the group will answer questions. That's right! For this challenge, we are moving away from Facebook as a communications method. To access the Forum, CLICK HERE. You will need to request a user account, and you can do so up in the top right corner of the page. When requesting your user account, please use the email address that we have on file for you at the gym for your Front Desk account and that you receive this email at.


Clean Eating Group

You can choose from Whole 9's Whole 30 Plan, Balanced Bite's 21 Day plus Sugar Detox, Chris Kresser's 30 Day Reset, or our new gym favorites: Mindful Eating or Lyn-Genet Recitas' “The Plan”. Don't feel like doing a full clean eating program? Thats fine by us. Make it your own plan, by simply pledging to give up dairy, or wheat, or dessert or fast food for 30 days. This is YOUR plan and YOUR wager, so you're the boss! Pick one or a couple things you want to change about your diet, write'em down and get started. We will help coach you with some ideas on how to succeed at meeting you goal. New to the gym and the whole idea of clean eating, or doing a baseline food reset? That is great. Jump into our basic, Beginners Clean Eating Group, where we will show you how to clean up your diet for 30 days. To help learn the basics, on Thursdays we will offer Nutrition Office hours from 430pm to 630pm and some awesome cooking classes at 6pm to learn how to easily create clean, healthy food on your own.

Better Sleep Group

Got a good handle on your diet, but still watching Jimmy Kimmel each night AND making it to the 530am WOD? You need more sleep! Consider making a change in your sleep habits by joining this group to see if you can effectively go up from 5 hours to 8 hours per night of high quality, uninterrupted sleep. You'll be amazed at how much brighter the world looks after a good night's sleep. We will guide you on some simple changes you can make to your day, your environment and your evening routine to help meet your new sleep goal.

Bad Habit Group

You know what your vice is, but can you live without it? Maybe it's too much Facebook or some other bad online social media habit. Maybe it's too much TV or swearing or driving somewhere you could easily walk to. You've been thinking about changing it for awhile, well now is your chance. Write it down and banish it for the entire month of March. We will offer guidance on how to meet your bad habit head-on and win!

Got Questions?

Stop By the gym, this Thursday, February 26, open house style (no formal presentation!) from 4:30pm to 8pm to find out more information and see the different clean eating challenges and resources that are available. Or, as always, you can email Coach Craig your questions @ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

By Craig on Monday, February, 23, 2015