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26.4.2017

„Cheering“during Urban Challenge a.k.a FIT UP! takes part in every big challenge!

5 km long track, 25 obstacles and weather as the 26th „always present“ obstacle- this is a very brief definition of Prague Urban Challenge 2017. Because FIT UP! should not miss out on any interesting challenges, we decided to help the organizers a bit as well. Our excellent trainers Alenka and Tom first prepared the participants before the run with their warm-up routine and then the contestants could stop by our special warm up zone where they could find all kinds of sport equipment such as dumbbells, jumping rope, bosu, weights etc.

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If you completed one of our tasks, you got free entry to our studio. 9 of us- FIT UP! people-had another special task - each of us stood at one of the 9 most difficult obstacles and oversaw not just the rules, but also the security and was trying to "keeping the morale high":) And what was the overall feeling?

We had a meeting at 7:00. I cannot say that, I was getting up at 5: 3O am full of energy and that i was putting on my thermo-underwear with enthusiasm (it was only 4 degrees outside), but honestly, getting up was not as bad as I expected, fortunately adrenaline and expectations won over my laziness. The entire organization of the event required a lot of volunteers and thus a little bit of chaos occurred in the beginning but at about 8:30, we got the rest of the necessary instructions and went to „our obstacles“.

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The rain did not stop dropping the entire event, but fortunately the optimistic mood was present the entire time as well. J The first wave of running people brought us adrenaline into our veins. It was a very nice feeling when the tired contestants (I was at the last big obstacle)started running towards me and every time after my encouragement, they started speeding up and working harder. I personally stood at a small climbing wall and 99% of the people who came to it started their effort with these words "I can´t to this!". But after my assurance that everyone managed to get through this obstacle, even a 90-kilos lady or 150 kilos man managed to make it.

IMG_20170422_100430An exception was granted only to a lady with an orthotics on her hands and a man with crutches. Yes, you are reading correctly; even handicapped people took part in the event. And this is, what is it all about- overcoming your laziness, your handicap,  despite of bad weather you just go for it ... you get outside or into the gym and put in it all your effort. I am very grateful that I had the chance to be part of the Urban Challenge with FIT UP! and all the organizers.

I am looking forward to the next event.

Pauly (Marketing Manager FIT UP! CZ)

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