I have 13 women, some clients doing a 7 week body challenge with them. Obviously I will be measuring progress by body fat%, measurements, weight and overall body transformation pictures.
Starts May 6th-June 24
Cost is $50 and they will win pot of money as well as 5 sessions with me and meal plan from certified natural chef and some other goodies.
Concern is I have a lot of women who are thin and just need to gain muscle. How do they compete against a woman who needs to lose 25 pounds? Should I put them in groups or partners? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
In the past, I have given out various awards at the end of the bootcamp. I usually run my first class as a “fitness test”. Then they run the same class at the end of the bootcamp. Those results are compared side by side. Participants are then rewarded for biggest improvements in each category. I also give awards for most inches lost, most BF% lost, etc. Then there is the overall biggest loser!
It helps to account for those that just want to gain muscle or tone or to stay fit. They get recognized amongst their peers and get to complete the bootcamp.
I also have them write out their goals for what they want to achieve during bootcamp. Then they get rewarded for reaching their goals.
Just some ideas. I hope they help.
Joanne and Karin have some great points. Maybe you can split them up depending on their BF%, those who are over 25% BF and those who are below that (you can come up with the number you think it’s fair). Or maybe you can split them up into teams (with a mixture of all sizes and fitness level) and at the end of the challenge measure the overall team loss of weight and BF%. This is a hard one for you, because these groups have very different goals.
Another option would be to have them compete in some type of a race as a team or teams. This way you don’t have to worry that much about weight and BF% loss, but put more emphasis on team building and motivation to accomplish their goals and do well on the race.