Hello Elk Grove! This week I’m going to breakdown one of the most amazing events I’ve ever been a part of. If you’ve read a couple blogs back, I mentioned that all 3 Kaia locations (Elk Grove, Franklin and Laguna) were joining forces to do 31 minutes of burpees to raise money for the Feeling Beautiful Again Campaign. I am so excited to announce that we exceeded our fundraising goal all thanks to our friends, family and generous community. To say were still rolling high from the excitement of it all, is truly an understatement. We couldn’t be more grateful for all those who attended, participated and donated.
We love you all! Ok, lets start from the beginnning. It was a brisk Fall morning. Most we’re still half asleep as they tried to spot the delicious life-saving coffee that was graciously provided by our friends at Rescate. Roughly 75 of Kaia’s fiercest athletes began to set up their mats side by side. The “counters” kept a close eye on those they were keeping count of. Music from Kaia’s favorite DJ, DJ Mario Meza, began to bump through the speakers. Just then, the clock started its countdown. All participants began their journey of 31 minutes of straight burpees. I think I speak for everyone when I say, when the 6 minute mark was announced, we were all questioning where exactly did the other 20 minutes go! What felt like 3 hours later, the 31 minutes finally pass and we finish strong! Soon after, an overwhelming feeling of camaraderie and accomplishment quickly began to set in.
If anyone is curious to know exactly how many burpees you can possibly do in that amount of time without keeling over, we had a handful of girls do over 300. A big shout out to Stacey from Franklin and Kelly from Laguna for being the top two finishers. All in all, I think it’s safe to say that whether you were participating, counting or cheering all of us on, the real highlight of the day was when we came together to shine light on those brave women who have fought or are currently fighting the battle on Breast Cancer. Ladies, this event was for you and I think I speak for everyone when I say, we truly couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.
See you next week!
Barre Coach Kaia Fit Laguna