University of Kentucky the site for third annual Great American Fitness Challenge

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The third annual Great American Fitness Challenge comes to the University of Kentucky June 3.

No matter age or fitness level, the third annual Great American Fitness Challenge has something for everyone. Participants can register for the GAFC UK5K or test themselves against the Physical Standards Test (PST) of two of American’s elite military forces—the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers.

The GAFC focuses on the importance of integrating physical fitness—of any type and any level—into everyone’s daily lives. It’s not about where you finish, it’s starting that’s important. Visit the Health and Wellness Expo for information and resources to help on your physical fitness journey and take part in free yoga, Zumba, or Booiaka classes throughout the day.

“The Challenge was created to bring attention to physical fitness and offer new ways to test fitness levels by conquering new challenges,” Brainbox Intelligent Marketing President Rick Ford said. “We have worked extensively in the fitness community for more than a decade and wanted to build something here in Lexington that adds new opportunities and encourages a healthy lifestyle.”

The GAFC Sea and Land Challenges feature exercises to test strength and endurance while providing a fitness score for participants to measure their fitness levels to America’s elite forces.

The Sea Challenge involves a swim in the Lancaster Center pool followed by field body weight exercises and a 1.5 mile timed run around Pieratt Field. The Land Challenge has no pool time but provides additional ground to cover with the very special weighted-vest 3.1 mile run.

On hand to “encourage” participants will be former Special Operations personnel to serve as mentors for the day.

Participants can register as an individual or form a team to compete in the Sea and Land Challenges for the coveted team trophy hardware.

This year’s event will mark the company’s 12th regional fitness event which has been held on college campuses including UCLA and Arizona State and sports venues across the country from Seattle to Atlanta since 2008.

For more information and to register, go to www.GAFitnessChallenge.com.

From Great American Fitness Challenge Communications

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