Contest Time! TBF All-Star

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TBF All-Star is back! Our first contest of 2017 starts on Monday, January 23rd and is a points challenge where the individual accumulating the most points over 3 weeks is the winner.

There are two ways to earn points: Attendance and All-Star challenges.

Attendance points:

  • Weekday evening or weekend class: 1 point
  • Weekday morning class: 2 points

You can only earn attendance points for 1 class per day and will be capped at 8 attendance points per week. 

All-Star points:

Each day will feature a different class challenge. Challenges may be Phys Ed, Intermission, Recess or even social media-based. The winning individual(s) or team(s) of each challenge will receive a star that is worth 10 points.

There will be 1 final All-Star challenge worth 25 points to be held between February 10 and February 13. The final challenge will be winner-take-all and awarded to the top performer over the 4 days.

Prizes:

No registration required for this contest. The highest point accumulator wins $75 cash and a $100 credit to be applied to Throwback classes. 2nd place wins a $50 class credit and a Sweetgreen gift card. 3rd place is awarded a $30 class credit. 

Don't forget our deals on pricing:

  • Monthly Unlimited: promo code 'TBFAllstar' knocks 20% off a monthly unlimited membership: click here
  • Early Riser: unlimited morning classes at the always low price of $119. click here
  • DIBS: best prices on drop-ins (recently lowered - most under $20!). click here

Tip:

You're gonna want to pay attention to our social media pages, particularly Instagram and Twitter, so follow @throwbackfit.

February TBFer of the Month: Lizzy Hubin

Our February TBFer of the Month is Lizzy Hubin! She's become quite the formidable opponent for almost any event we throw, and her recent victory in TBF All-Star has solidified her as a bona fide beast! She's certainly one to be feared in upcoming TBF Sweet 16 too!

Check out our Q&A with Lizzy below.

Name: Lizzy Hubin
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon (Go Ducks!)
University: Kenyon College
Favorite Exercise: Burpees
Favorite Throwback Recess Game: TBF Cornhole
Favorite Movie from Childhood: The Last Unicorn
Favorite Throwback Jam: “Heartbreaker” -- Mariah Carey & JAY Z

1. Did you have any particular strategy for winning TBF All-Star?

My general strategy was to make sure that I did every competition and go all out on each challenge. Because scores were so close at the end, specific strategizing for the final challenge (3 min max of pushups, lunges, and sit-ups) was key. It sounds sort of crazy, but I had my boyfriend, Ari, time me at each exercise and figure out which rep count my pace started to slow down. So I came in with a good plan of how to distribute the three exercises so I that I could hold a fast pace during the entire 3 minutes.


2. What do you enjoy most about TBF All-Star and/or Throwback in general? 

The daily challenges during All-Star definitely spiced up the month of February for me. There is a lot that I love about Throwback: the friendly competition, the camaraderie, the brutal Phys Ed and coach workouts. Most importantly, I love that the classes are never boring. Actually, Throwback has ruined me, because I have no patience for boring, run-of-the-mill workouts anymore.


3. Did you notice any changes (in your body and fitness level) since the All-Star tournament or since coming to Throwback on a regular basis?

Absolutely! I wish I had measured my body fat composition before and after All-Star, because some abdominal muscles popped up during those three weeks that I have never seen on myself before.

Since coming to Throwback, my cardio endurance has improved enormously. I hardly run at all anymore, but when I do, I’m faster and have better stamina than when I used to run often. Rowing is definitely the most challenging exercise for me, but by doing it so much at Throwback, I’ve become a lot stronger in all other areas of fitness.


4. Any advice to people participating in TBF Sweet 16 this month?

Push yourself to your limits during each competition, but make sure you give your body everything it needs to recover when you aren’t in class. Be sure to stretch, sleep, and eat enough. I guess I learned this the hard way...!


5. Any workout ideas you'd like to see incorporated? (serious or humorous)?

Just a few ideas that are up for interpretation: TBF detention, TBF nap time, TBF show-and-tell, TBF parent teacher conferences, and TBF talent show

TBFer of the Month: Jamie Kraemer

Our January TBFer of the Month is Jamie Kraemer! She brings positive energy to every workout, always works her ass off, and is near the top of whatever class she's in. Throwback workouts weren't always the easiest for her when she started coming last year, but she is now tied for the lead in our TBF All-Star competition.

Through hard work, dedication and consistency, Jamie significantly improved her strength and cardiovascular endurance while shredding inches from her waistline. She's lost over 30 pounds since we first met her!

Check out our Q&A with Jamie below.


Name: Jamie Kraemer
Hometown: Palmyra, WI
University: University of Wisconsin-Madison and Fashion Institute of Technology
Favorite Throwback Recess Game: TBF Flip
Favorite Movie from Childhood:  Howard the Duck
Favorite Throwback Jam: Shoop- Salt-N-Pepa


1.  What inspired you to want to make a change in your diet and exercise habits?

Having low energy and not being comfortable with the way I felt or looked. I knew it was time to make a change when I started avoiding going out and doing stuff with people because I didn't feel good about myself.  

2.  What changes (in your body and fitness level) have you noticed most since starting Throwback / your new exercise routine? 

I lost a good amount of weight (over 30lbs), but more important I am stronger and I can keep up a lot better than I used to!  
3.  What is your favorite exercise? 

Push-ups, I also have a love/hate/love relationship with rowing.  

4.  If you could share one diet tip, what would it be?

I'm probably the last person to give any advice here, since this is where I struggle. For me prepping meals is a must as I know I don't always make good choices if I don't plan ahead.  I try not to deprive myself too much of my favorite things, just keep it all in moderation.  

5.  You can't be perfect with the diet all the time.. What is your favorite cheat food? 

Pizza!

6.  What do you enjoy most about Throwback? 

I love the positive and fun atmosphere.  It's nice to get a great workout that doesn't feel like a workout.  I also like that every class is different each time.