The sport of competitive fitness is coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex with the inaugural Disney Fit Challenge .
Disney Fit Challenge will be a three-day event Sept. 26-28, 2014 involving athletes competing in different fitness challenges that test their speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance and power. A Health & Fitness Expo will feature the latest fitness merchandise, products and apparel during the competition.
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.
“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.”
Disney Sports is collaborating with I AM CrossFit, one of the leading competitive fitness organizations in the Southeast, on the staging of Disney Fit Challenge. The event is the first of its kind held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 350 sports events each year.
Registration opens March 18, with competition slated for indoor and outdoor venues. Daily admission for spectators is $16.50 for adults and $11.50 for children and can be purchased at the sports complex box office.