The International Association of Fitness Sciences presents Lee Haney’s Sports & Fitness Challenge on April 19 at Sandy Creek High School. This yearly family event and fun competition promotes awareness and the importance of exercise for all through fitness tests and obstacles. Lee Haney, 8-time Mr. Olympia, trainer and former professional bodybuilder, has designed physical obstacles and challenges to test your resilience, strength, stamina, quick decision making skills, and ability to laugh in the face of adversity. The Sports & Fitness Challenge was built to test your fitness to the fullest capacity.
But don’t let that scare you! The challenge has events for all fitness levels and all age groups. There are groups to compete in: The Fit Kid Challenge, The Teen Challenge and The Ultimate Fitness Challenge for adults. Kids ages 8-12 can participate, for free, in a physical obstacle course and age-appropriate challenges to test their fitness. They will get to run, jump, kick, laugh and play, all while having fun and actually getting in some exercise. Olympic-style medals will be given out to recognize the Top 10 finishers.
The teen challenge will include JV and Varsity team divisions that were designed to test the strength of high school students through tire flips, vehicle pushes and bench presses. The teen challenge will also include an Iron Teen challenge for those wishing to compete as individuals.
And while your kids are having fun and getting fit, you can too! The adult competition is divided into three divisions: a 5-k Obstacle Run that will test your endurance, an Agility Course and a Strong Man Competition to test your strength. You can compete in all three events or pick your favorite.
A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Haney’s Harvest House Mentoring Program, a program for young boys ages 8-17.