Reign Fitness had an incredible 2016!
It was the second year in our current location and after some growing pains in year 1, we hit the ground running.
We watched our community grow in numbers, our Reign Family learn to support each other, and so many of you strengthen relationships with one another.
“We watched our gym transform from being just a gym and into a real community. It was amazing!”
In this post…
You will see some of the highlights from 2016 but please keep in mind that this hardly highlights the real every day victories we had, the challenges we faced and overcame, and the real growth of a solid support system in our gym community.
Thank you all for an amazing 2016.
Hope you enjoy!
Our First Ever Bring A Friend Friday
Bring a Friend Friday’s have become a part of our Culture at Reign Fitness.
It’s really because the Reign Fam loves sharing fitness with their friends but also because everyone cares about the people in their lives.
I want to personally thank everyone who has ever brought a friend and shared Reign with them.
Reign was started in that very fashion, with 1 member telling a friend and then that person becoming a member and telling another friend.
It’s because of all of you that Reign is what it is.
And for that…
The Reign Fitness Community will always be our biggest strength.
Team Reign Gets Stronger | Coach Jodeci Joins Team Reign Fitness
Jodeci started off as a member who saw some incredible results and went through an equally incredible transformation!
With that kind of life changing momentum on her side, she discovered a passion for fitness and helping others.
So in January, we signed her and still consider ourselves so lucky to have her as one of the leaders in the Reign Fitness Community!
2016 New Year 40 Day Challenge
2016 started off with with lots of energy as members took on the 40 Day New Year Challenge.
For veterans it was an opportunity to take on another Challenge but with new skills and more experience.
For first timers, it was a chance to really take their health and fitness to the next level.
It was awesome!
Valentine’s Day Team Throwdown 2016
The Reign Fam didn’t slow down in February.
Instead, members got together in teams of two and took on the Valentine’s Day Team Throwdown.
It was awesome to see how many people came out to support the participants.
Team Reign Gets Even Stronger With A New Coach | Coach Megan
In March, the Reign Team grew even stronger with a New Coach…
Megan was a natural teacher and was always motivating other members in class. We were so excited that she was open to the idea of coaching. After a bunch of studying, shadowing, and training…
Boom she took off coaching!
St. Patrick’s Day Workout | Beer Mile Pictures Not Shown
On St. Patrick’s Day we worked out in Green of course!
Some of us also participated in the Beer Mile, 1 beer every 400 meters for time. No, pictures shown here but let’s just say it was a lot of FUN.
Reign Gym Dogs Celebrate National Puppy Day
March 23 was National Puppy Day and we celebrated with baby pictures of our Official Reign Gym Dogs Kiko and Ranger.
Members Get A Jump Start On The Summer | Nutrition Accelerator 2016
2016 was the first ever Nutrition Only Challenge and it was extremely successful!
Without changing anything to their workout routine, challengers worked to dial in their Nutrition and focused on progress not perfection.
Not only did we see a ton of results, we got the opportunity to see all of our challengers learn so much about their individual nutrition.
Reign Fam Runs The 2016 Seahawks 12k
April means Seahawks 12k!
We rallied the rowdy Reign running group together and took off running at this fun event.
Of course we finished it off with some doughnuts. Big shout out to everyone who came out to be active, run, and have fun with the squad!
Kiko Turned One In April 2016
I feel like it was just the other day we were filling out an application to adopt a dog to join our little family and then flash forward to April 10, Kiko turned one!
Thank you to everyone who brings him treats, shows him lots of love, and makes him so happy every day!
Summer Reign Fit Challenge 2016
Summer time means sunshine, outdoors, and Reign Fit Challenges!
Every year, right before summer (May), we rally around a Summer Fitness Challenge that helps us build momentum going into the summer months and stay on point with our nutrition.
2016 was no different as members worked their tails off to complete physical and nutrition challenges.
Beat The Bridge In May 2016 | Reign Members Staying Active Through The Summer
Members participated in the May Event “Beat The Bridge” Run as a way to support the fight against Diabetes.
“The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes is a fundraiser for JDRF — the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event consists of an 8K run and wheelchair race, a 3-mile walk, a 1-mile fun run, and the Diaper Derby for toddlers.”
Memorial Day Workout | Murph
On Memorial Day, the Reign Fitness Community honored our Fallen heroes by completing the Hero Workout “Murph”.
The original workout “Murph” in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
World Running Day | Team Reign Fitness Runs Over 100+ Miles
June 1st was Global Running Day and the Reign Fitness Community committed to participating in the Million Kid Run.
The Million Kid Run inspires kids to embrace running as a way to stay healthy and fit.
The Reign Fitness Fam was asked to pledge “X” number of miles individually to run on that day and it was awesome to see so many members participate.
We pledged and ran 138 miles on June 1st!
Team Reign At The Rock N Roll Half Marathon
In June, members challenged themselves by training for and completing the Seattle Rock N Roll Half Marathon.
It was so awesome to see members commit to a running program and stick to it all through the summer.
Best part is, they did it together!
Coach Jodeci and Coach Mesha Compete In Whiskey Throttle Throwdown
Coaches need their fun too!
Last June, Coach Mesha and Coach Jodeci joined forces to compete in The Whiskey Throttle Throwdown Crossfit Event.
They had lot’s of fun and the best part was everyone coming out to support them.
MayraStrong | Celebrating One of Our Own
In June we picked a day to Honor one of our Own who we lost in February 2016. We programmed a workout inspired by Mayra. You will be missed Mayra! Reign Strong!
In Loving memory of Mayra Sanchez.
July 14th 1977 – Feb 14th 2016
1 mile run
50 squats, push-ups, burpees
40 squats, push-ups, burpees
30 squats, push-ups, burpees
20 squats, push-ups, burpees
10 squats, push-ups, burpees
1 mile run
Gotta Have Some Fireworks | Reign Fitness 4th of July Workout
Fourth of July means Fireworks and we brought them in the AM.
Big shout out to everyone who kicked off their holiday with an early morning workout at Reign!
Summer Bowling Fun With The Reign Family
The Reign Family works out with each other and bowls together!
We had so much fun at the very first bowling event we did together as a community, in 2016 we wanted to bring it back.
Turns out food, beers, and bowling is something we love to do.
Summer BBQ | Potluck
Every year, it’s tradition that we hold a Summer Potluck as a way to celebrate our community, our commitment to health, and the individual efforts that make us a family.
A potluck is something Mesha and I both grew up with and something that was and is always a part of our family get togethers.
We wanted to do the same with our Reign Family.
Now we cook for each other (and eat a lot), we laugh with each other, and we celebrate each other as Family.
Reign Fam Ride In STP
Big shout out to Reign Fam members Wil and Chris for riding in the Seattle To Portland Bike Ride in July.
Both these guys kick butt every time they’re in class and really play such an important role in our community.
Proud of you guys!
Reign Fam Runs All Summer Long
The Reign Fam loved getting together on running races all year long and hit a peak in the summer. Big shout out to everyone who raced this year whether it was your first or 50th!
The Froyo 5k in July was a Fun Event for Reign Runners.
Sunshine and smiles!
Jumping For Joy at The Color Run 5k
Being outdoors and staying active all summer was a theme for many of our members.
Don’t forget about having fun.
These Reign ladies were enjoying their summers!
Reign Fam Hit The Hiking Trails
With Coach Megan leading from the front, a few of our Reign members got together to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest hiking in August.
Not only were they keeping each other accountable in the gym, they were supporting each other being active outside of the gym too!
Cheers to all of you!
LuLulemon Half Marathon
Big shout out to Reign Members who trained all summer and ran in the LuLulemon Half Marathon up in Vancouver B.C.
Run Reign Run | Seattle Marathon 10k
More summer runners!
Big Shout out To The Ladies who ran in the Seattle Marathon 10k.
Proud of you ladies.
Team Reign Ride For MS
In September, Reign Riders rallied behind Scotia in the Bike MS Deception Pass Ride.
Not only did they race that day, they dedicated themselves to training with each other throughout the summer in order to prepare for it.
Big shout out to all of the members who participated and for everyone who donated to the team.
Proud of all the riders!
Stronger Together | Team Series Challenge
2016 was the first ever Team Series Challenge and it was epic!
We lottery picked 4 different teams with 4 different Head Coaches and it exploded from there.
Coach Albert and Mesha Get Married
After getting engaged July 4th last year after a Saturday Class in front of the Reign Fam…
Coach Albert and Mesha tied the knot in September.
Team Reign Takes 1st Place at The 2016 WA Festivus Games
Coach Jodeci and Coach Mesha teamed up to compete in The 2016 Festivus Games that was held down in Lacey!
Not only did they have a ton of fun competing they finished in 1st Place.
I think what was more incredible was seeing everyone who made the long commute down south to support them.
Reign Family Pumpkin Patch Trip
October means Pumpkin Patch!
This year, a bunch of the Reign Fam met up at The Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch to see animals, pick pumpkins, and tackle the Corn maze.
We had lot’s of fun and it was awesome to see all the kid’s faces light up as they walked around to see everything!
Halloween Class 2016 | Costume Contest| Challenge Results Party
Every Halloween we host an epic Costume Workout along with a Costume Contest.
On top of that for 2015 and 2016…
We’ve hosted our Challenge Party on the same day and it was such a fun experience again this year. Congratulations to all the members who participated and to all the teams and coaches for having doing so well.
(make sure you check out the video if you haven’t already seen it)
Raider Project WOD
On October 22, 2016 Coach Albert and Reign member Erik P. (Marine Corps Veteran) took on the Raider Project Partner WOD Event!
Max Bench Press
Max Front Squat
Kb Farmers Walk
The Raider Project brings awareness to Veterans who are having a difficult time transitioning back home and gives them different options of therapy/help. (check out the video)
Movember | Team Preign Mantis
This November, a bunch of the Reign Men joined forces to create a team for Movember and bring awareness to Men’s Health.
Some of the Results!
- 16 Men joined Team Preign Mantis and committed to growing a mustache for 30 days.
- Team Preign Mantis raised over $2,200 dollars for Men’s Health.
- They lived a fit and active lifestyle for 30 days.
- Grew some amazing and some not-so amazing mustaches!
Girls Gone Rx | Team Competition
In November, Reign Fitness sent 5 teams of 3 women to compete in the Girls Gone Rx Fitness Competition in Bellingham, WA !
Not only did we bring a team that raised the most money for Breast Cancer, all of our teams rocked!
Big shout out to all the women who went out there and competed in their first crossfit competition!
We are so proud of all of you.
Thanksgiving Throwdown 2016
Thanksgiving time means a big dinner and at Reign, a killer workout in the am!
This year we held an awesome event with over 50 athletes who participated in over 13 different heats running every 10 minutes.
Thank you to everyone who participated and made this event really special.
Check out the workout and results here.
Reign Fitness Food Drive
November 2016, Reign Fitness teamed up with The Renton Salvation Army Food Bank to collect Thanksgiving Food for families in our community.
Our goal was 500lbs of food and we were able to collect over 600+ pounds of food!
Thank you to everyone who donated.
Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon
Did you think the running was over for the Reign Runners.
You thought wrong…
In November, Members ran in the Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon and were all smiles!
Big shout out to all of you who ran!
Reign Fitness Holiday Party | Ugly Christmas Sweaters & Dessert Contest
Every Holiday Season just like any other family, Reign Fitness get’s together to party!
This year turned out great because we got to celebrate an incredible year of progress, community, and great health.
We’ve been through a lot together as a family in 2016 and we were their for each other for every step of the way.
Thank you all for an incredible year and an equally incredible Holiday Party!
New Years Eve 2016 | Last Workout Of The Year
We ended the year the same we started it…
By training hard, supporting each other, and having lots of fun as a community.
Sad to see 2016 go but more excited to see what 2017 has in store for the Reign Community!
“Cant wait to see what 2017 has in store for The Reign Fit Fam!”