Disney has announced that it will be bringing competitive fitness to its ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex later this year.
Collaborating with the 'I AM CrossFit' organization, 'The inaugural 'Disney Fit Challenge' will be a 3 day event, held from September 26 to September 28 2014. The fitness challenges will test competitors speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance and power. Challenges are designed based on age and skill level with more experienced athletes competing in movements such as muscle-ups and double-unders while recreational participants compete in movements that may include box jumps, kettle bell swings, push-ups, squats and broad jumps. Competitors with the highest scores in their division and age group from the first two days advance to the final day of competition.
Also part of the event will be a Health and Fitness Expo, similar to those found at the runDisney events. Visitors will be able to purchase fitness merchandise, products and apparel.
“Competitive fitness is one of the fastest growing sports domestically and internationally with hundreds of thousands of competitors with more and more getting involved every day,” said Mike Millay, Director of Sports Development for Disney Sports. “We have uniquely designed the Disney Fit Challenge so that there are a variety of skill levels and age groups which will allow every competitor to test their true fitness abilities while also having plenty of fun, and then celebrate their achievements with a family vacation at Walt Disney World Resort.”
Registration opens on March 18 2014 with more details and pricing available about 1 week before.