Push Up Party 2017

How many push ups will you do?

May 26th Save the Date!

Here is an article I wrote for the Vancouver Courier in 2015, all about push ups.    Even though, in this article, I tout the benefits of a less is more approach to push ups, as in “Drop and give me ONE!”, on this day, and this day only…we want to see how MANY you can do!

A yearly tradition we started in 2012 when we were aiming for 100 facebook likes, Darnelle and Wendy completed 100 pushups.  A few of our instructors participated and got their classes to complete some push ups too.

In 2014 my sister started the party off by doing 500 push ups while she and her husband were on vacation in Iceland. Darnelle finished the party off by doing 500 pushups in honour of 500 “facebook likes” on our Eastside Fitness page.  In total, all of the Eastside Fitness family near and far performed over 3000 push ups on May 30th, 2014.

On May 30th 2015 Darnelle managed 600, for 600 facebook likes,  and our group total was well over 4000!

In 2016,  joined by Juan, Jessi and Nestor, Darnelle did 700 push ups!  9Nestor did 1000 over the course of the day!) Group total was 5000+

This year Darnelle is aimimg for 800!  Group total of over 10000!!!  The usual subjects will be at the studio on May 26th between the hours of 6am and 12pm but you can do your push ups anywhere.  Send in photos and your final count.  Let’s PARTY!

Some benefits of pushups:

  • core strengthening/activating
  • upper body strength and endurance
  • no fancy equipment required
  • can be done anywhere
  • easy to modify to make more or less challenging