MMB – 6-Week Winter Fitness Challenge Has Begun!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday to you!  I am choosing to have sunshine within today!  I am NOT a lover of dark and dreary days, so I’m gonna shine from the inside out 🙂  Well, January is off to an amazing start!  The 6-Week Winter Fitness Challenge began this past Saturday and it was an awesome of turn out of 20 people who were a combination of regulars, newbies, and returning oldies now newbies again!  If you don’t know someone in class, make sure to reach out and say, “Hi” to someone new and welcome the to the Jen Allan Fitness family! 

For every Challenge, there is always a selection of fitness tests and timed fitness sequences.  While the format is similar from week to week, the exercises are changed up so multiple muscle groups are being worked every Saturday and you won’t get BORED!   I hate boring fitness, don’t you? LOL! 

Let’s take on January and rise up to the Challenge with clean eating, clean drinking, hard workouts, and a can-do spirit!

Announcements and Reminders:

  1.  Cardio Core at Jen’s Studio Tuesday:  5:45pm class is full, 6:55pm class is full, 7:35pm has 4 spots open.  Please let me know if you’d like to be on a waiting list for the first two classes or try making it out to the third class!


  1. Cardio Fusion is at VBC Thursday!  Come on out for a 60 minute class from 5:45pm to 6:45pm or a 30 minute class from 6:55pm to 7:25pm! 


  1. 6-Week Winter Fitness Challenge is happening now!  It’s not too late to join in the fun!  I can weigh and measure you this week!


  1. Trader Joe’s Shopping & Nutrition classes!   Needing some nutrition reminders and healthy meal ideas?  Let’s gather together at the Pleasanton Trader Joe’s for a 60 minute class that will cover how to read labels, how to identify health and gut disrupting ingredients, and how to incorporate more plant based ingredients into your lifestyle.  2 classes offered:  Monday, January 28th at 7pm and Monday, February 4th at 7pm.  Cost is $35.  Please see Jen to sign up! A minimum of four people is required and a max of six people.


For this past Saturday during, here are the top placers for the fitness tests:

60 minute class

Davies’ Test:  Joanne Vieira – 120, Bernie Calvo – 118, & Ken Vieira – 100

Push-Up Test 1 min:  Joanne Vieira – 75, Ken Vieira – 47, & Pete Calvo – 38

Sit-up Test 1 min:  Bob Allan – 36, Bernie Calvo – 32, & Janeen Wheeler – 29

30 minute class

Davies’ Test:  Christy Stevens – 119, Erin Campbell – 108, & Vanessa Perez – 98

Push-Up Test 1 min:  Erin Campbell – 46, Debbie Robison – 45, & Kathy Schalin – 25 toes/35 knees

Sit-up Test 1 min:  Theresa Rivas – 46, Paula Allen – 43, & Chris Rivas – 37


Timed Obstacle Course, Stations, and Run:

60 minute class

1st place – Joanne Vieira 20:20

2nd place – Christi Stevenson 20:50

3rd place – Ken Vieira – 21:09


30 minute class

1st place and only finisher of entire circuit! – Vanessa Perez! 

Congratulations to everyone who came out on Saturday, worked hard, and had great attitudes!

Here are some photos from Saturday:

Let’s keep it going everyone!  I love the effort!