Contributed by Community Wellness Representative and Registered Dietitian, Sarah Shanahan
Here at Good Measure Meals, we like to work hard, play hard, and practice what we preach. We also believe that team-building is important so that we can effectively work together to make sure that we are providing the best, most credible, and reliable nutrition information to our community.
This week, we took our team-building to the tree-shaded, secluded church parking lot that houses one of our fitness partners, Firefighter Fitness LLC. Nate Bailey, who co-owns Firefighter Fitness with another local fireman Alex Hofstadter, waited calmly for us in front of an obstacle course that looked like something out of a training camp, complete with boxes, fire hoses in various sizes and configurations, kettlebells, sledge hammers, tires, and ropes. Our initial intimidation may have been hidden behind our smiles — we didn’t know that we were in for more than just the obstacles in front of us.
In fact, Nate had a workout planned for us before the obstacle course, meant as a “warm up.” It was called “Legs on Fire,” and, after the 3 rounds of step ups, air squats, lunges and 200 meter sprints, our legs definitely were on fire. After a short break, we moved on to two rounds through the actual obstacle course – with all of us crossing the final obstacle in under 30 minutes. Our GMM team sure likes to sweat it out, and apparently more than one of us has a competitive streak hidden behind our usual friendly camaraderie….
There were lots of high fives, cheers, and battle cries of “Feel the Burn,” Firefighter Fitness’s slogan. By the time we finished our recovery and light stretching, our smiles had returned, the competition had faded, and we were all ready to get back to work. We definitely recommend the Firefighter Fitness team for an intense-but-friendly workout as you continue to Commit to Lean in 2013.
Check out the clip below for a glimpse of our time with Firefighter Fitness!