1. Is Afterburn Fitness a class based gym or a full scale health club?
We are a full scale health club that just happens to offer the best classes in the industry. We offer a large open gym, free weight area, and all the weight and cardio machines you could ever want along with full high end locker rooms, towel service, free wifi throughout the club, a smoothie bar, kids club and more.
2. Does Afterburn Fitness offer child care?
Yes, we have a large child care area and all of our child care staff is CPR certified.
3. How long is the challenge?
42 Days. 6 weeks. September 7th-October 19th
4. What is the entry configuration?
This is an individual challenge. There are no teams for this challenge however you will be provided a support team known as the “Trainer teams”.
5. Now what exactly are the “Trainer teams”?
This is simply your accountability team Leader!! Each coach will be assigned a smaller group of challenge participants and will be there to help guide you, answer questions and be a mentor every step of the way!
6. What if I don’t know what Trainer team to choose?
No problem! All of our trainers are amazing at what they do so just pick one-we know you wont be disappointed!
7. So I just need to lose weight to win right?
NO! We have a brand NEW point system this challenge! There are now 5 categories you have a chance in which to win: Most lbs of fat lost, most lbs of muscle gained, highest attendance to workout/weekend event, fitness challenge PLUS a peoples champ award that’s voted on by your peers!
8. How do I win?
Visit www.afterburnfitness.com/challenge to see the full breakdown of the point system. The cliff notes version is that points will be awarded in each category for most lbs of fat lost, most lbs of muscle gained, highest attendance to workouts/weekend events, fitness and finally, peers will be voting for the peoples champ winner!
9. How much can I win?
We are giving away $15,000 in cash and prizes! There are multiple ways to win and you CAN win in every category! There are TWO first place prizes. One for each club in the following categories: Most lbs of fat lost, Most lbs of muscle gained, highest attendance and peoples champ.
The Fitness category has multiple divisions: Male and Female RX and Male and Female Scaled with all 1st place finishers in each division awarded cash.
See afterburnfitness.com/challenge for all details.
10. Do we get a nutrition guide?
Yes, every participant gets a detailed customized nutrition guide with recipes, a meal guide, calorie guide all customized to you and your current goals PLUS a shopping list to go along with it!
11. When do I receive this nutrition guide?
At orientation. We will also be giving away a FREE success starter package for all that come to the gym on Wednesday August 14th. This package will get you a FREE 30 minute session with one of our trainers to go over the exact game plan you will need to get the most out of your 6 weeks PLUS you will get an additional mid-point weigh in.
When is orientation, how long is it, and is it mandatory?
Orientation is at 8:30AM on Saturday September 7th. Yes, orientation is mandatory and you can expect it to take no longer than 1 hour. This is where you will receive EVERYTHING you need to know about the challenge. There will be points awarded for those in attendance at orientation.
13. What if I cant make the Saturday orientation?
There is a makeup orientation on Wednesday September 11th at 7pm. It is a $15 fee and can be signed up for online. There will also be points awarded for those in attendance at the make-up orientation.
14. Do I have to do weekly weigh ins?
No. There are no weekly weigh ins. There are only two mandatory weigh ins which are the before and after ones. If weekly weigh ins is something you would like to do however, we over training camps and private training which provide additional guidance and support.
15. How do I win one of the cool Afterburn Fitness beach towels?
All you have to do is refer someone to sign up for the challenge! The first 100 referrals per club will win a FREE Afterburn Fitness beach towel! The referee MUST put your name down in the referral name section for you to get credit!
16. Do I have to take classes or can I workout on my own?
We have a full scale sports and health club with tons of classes, but also plenty of equipment and space to workout on your own.
17. Can I test in early? Can I test out early?
Unfortunately no. You must weigh in during the available times. Those days are September 7th 10am-8pm, September 8th from 5am-4pm. Testing booking is done a first come first serve basis and scheduled online. Please make sure that you arrive on time and in your designated time slot.
Test out dates are October 18th 5am-8pm and October 19th 7am-12pm. These test out dates open up 2 weeks prior. You will be notified via Facebook and email with all the details.
18. What are the weekend events?
We have put together some AWESOME weekend events for you this challenge! They are each Saturday morning for the duration of the challenge with the exception of one Bye weekend (October 5th) They include a Kayak Race in Marina Del Rey, an Outdoor RIDE cycle event at the Stub Hub Center and MORE!
19. Do I have to attend weekend events?
You do not. However, there are points awarded for attending PLUS they’re pretty awesome so you don’t want to miss them!
20. Do I have to take pictures and participate in Facebook voting?
You do NOT! There are no points associated with pictures. However we recommend you take them so that you can see your amazing progress!
21. If I don’t want to do the challenge any longer can I get a refund?
Why would you want to do such a thing?? But no, unfortunately we do not offer refunds. However, if you had an injury and can provide a doctor’s note we can give you a credit to a future challenge.
22. What happens if I cannot make the Saturday orientation or the Wednesday orientation?
The orientation is mandatory. If you cannot make either the Saturday or the make-up orientation you will be DQ’ed from winning. You may still participate in the challenge but cannot win.
23. Am I assigned a Personal trainer?
No. However if you would like to purchase training, we have private training specials for the challenge. Otherwise all coaches and trainers are there to help everyone.
24. I signed up for the challenge but it won’t allow me to sign up for classes?
You must come in and visit our membership director to get you set up in the system. You have registered online, but to be officially set up in our system you have to meet with our membership director and get a key fob.
25. How will the weekend event and important information be communicated?
All of this information will be communicated via our Community Facebook pages and email. Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and request to be added to this group to stay up to date.
26. Are there classes for beginners?
Yes. All of our coaches and trainers and the best in the industry and make every class we do accessible for all fitness levels.
27. Do I have to attend the Finale Party at the end of the challenge?
To be eligible to win in any category you MUST be present to win-NO EXCEPTIONS. Plus, it’s a blast to celebrate your hard work with all of the other challenge participants and Afterburn staff! Save the Date: October 26th!
28. Is Afterburn is good as everyone says it is?