2021 Suns Out Buns Out Challenge


Let’s get ready for summer with our annual “Suns Out Buns Out” Challenge, starting on Monday, April 5th! This year, the challenge will last eight weeks and will have two parts, focusing on consistency of training and improving lifestyle habits.

  • Part one: workout three times per week
  • Part two: rotating lifestyle element — this section is optional, and you are free to do as much or as little as you want!

Part One: The Workouts!

  • Complete our Workout of the Day three times each week, and mark off your board each time you complete a workout. You can do the in-gym workout, the online workout (both during the virtual workout time or by using the video version), or use the self-guided plan that we send to you daily.
  • This challenge is about consistency, so you may not mark more than three circles during the current week. However, if you miss a workout, once you are done marking your circles for the current week, you can backfill any previous week’s circle(s).
  • If you complete all 24 workouts in eight weeks, you will receive the summer prize.

Part Two: Lifestyle Elements!

  • Other lifestyle factors influence your overall health (and aesthetics, if that is important to you!). We will be focusing on three of these during weeks 3-8.
    • We will spend two weeks on each factor, moving to a new factor at the end of the two weeks.
    • You may skip this part of the challenge –or– complete only as much as you want to!
  • Weeks 1-2: There is no lifestyle factor for the first two weeks, focus on working out!
  • Weeks 3-4: NUTRITION
    • Mark your nutrition circle if every day you eat:
      • Two fist-size portions of the following protein options: poultry, pork, beef, fish, eggs, organ meat.
      • Two fist-size portions of any vegetable except for potatoes, sweet potatoes, and corn (battered and/or fried vegetables won’t count, either).
    • The protein sources that we chose for the challenge provide the most complete source of all amino acids, are not processed, and do not include large quantities of other macronutrients (carbohydrates and/or fat). If you are vegetarian or have a dietary restriction that precludes this parameter, please email us!
    • Vegetables are an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber and help your body function at its best.
  • Weeks 5-6: SLEEP
    • Mark your sleep circle if you sleep 50 or more hours per week.
    • To track this, add up all of your sleep hours each week. 50 hours per week = about 7 hours of sleep per night.
    • Sleep is crucial to recovery and hormone regulation.
  • Weeks 7-8: ALCOHOL

How to Sign Up For The Challenge!

  1. Put up a scorecard at the gym (these will be available beginning today, 3/31!) and/or play along at home by downloading the scorecard attached to this email! 
  2. Start filling out your board on April 5!