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1st Place Team Champions

CrossFit 716 has returned to defend their 2014 Lurong Living Paleo Challenge crown to being the winners of the 2015 Lurong Living Resolution Challenge. They are from North Tonawanda, New York and have battled through one of the most intense winters on record. Not only have they remained united, but contributions to their team score came from athletes of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Congrats to Dennis and the entire team! Does CrossFit 716 have what it takes to return and defend their podium again during the Summertime Challenge?

1st Place- $3,000 in Gym Equipment and Accessories
from Lurong Living

1st Place- 30 Custom Atlas Power Wraps with Free Design Work
from Atlas Power Wraps

Human X by Harbinger Chalk Balls
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3 Human X by Harbinger AbX
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3 Human X by Harbinger CoreFlex Belts
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2 Kill Cliff Drink Cases
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Kill Cliff Bars
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Kill Cliff T-Shirt
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The Resolution Challenge was not really about me this year. However, it was about all of the people in our gym and community. A leader leads from the front, not shouting orders from the back. I did not have much drop off from the last challenge, and did not have much to change weight wise. However, I saw good improvement on the New Year Tester benchmark workout.

There were many people from our gym who missed the previous Lurong Living Paleo Challenge for one reason or another. They were able to participate this time around, and they have all made tremendous changes. We have had multiple athletes lose over 14 pounds and many inches. They had life-changing moments that will help them excel in both their physical journeys as well as in their personal lives.

I am excited to see how this prepped our athletes for regionals this year as we are shooting to send a team.

-- Dennis Lesniak Owner of CrossFit 716



2nd Place Team Finisher

Flower City CrossFit is no stranger to the podium, as they finished on top for the 2013 Lurong Living Paleo Challenge. Each year the teams and affiliates are strengthened not only with their diet, health, and fitness but also in the bond of their community.

2nd Place- $2,000 in Gym Equipment and Accessories
from Lurong Living

2nd Place- 15 Custom Atlas Power Wraps with Free Design Work
from Atlas Power Wraps

Human X by Harbinger Chalk Balls
from Human X by Harbinger

3 Human X by Harbinger AbX
from Human X by Harbinger

3 Human X by Harbinger CoreFlex Belts
from Human X by Harbinger

2 Kill Cliff Drink Cases
from Kill Cliff

Kill Cliff Bars
from Kill Cliff

Kill Cliff T-Shirt
from Kill Cliff

This is the 4th Lurong Living Challenge I have participated in. And while it was the shortest (5 weeks instead of 8 weeks) I have found it to be the most personally successful challenge for me on several levels. First, the amount of body fat I have lost in the 5 weeks has been better than that which I had lost in past 8-week challenges. Second, I have adhered to a more strict form of Paleo - eating only pasture raised beef, pork, and chicken, as well as only organic free-range chicken eggs. I have also entirely eliminated fructose from my diet for 5 weeks (which I believe contributed significantly to my loss of body fat).

As a gym owner, it is typically very hard to find the time to workout as often as I would like. Running a business is much harder than people who are not business owners can ever imagine. The challenges help me to prioritize things to get my workouts in, and to focus on my own goals. All-in-all it was a great experience. Thanks Lurong Living!!! Looking forward to the next challenge!

-- Jeff Rice Owner of Flower City CrossFit


3rd Place Team Finisher

Parkland CrossFit takes the final spot on the Resolution Challenge Podium. It was a tight finish but thanks to a remarkable team effort they stand together on the podium as leaders in life-transformation. And just in case you missed it earlier in the Challenge, Parkland CrossFit also won the affiliate dues raffle (every team with 20+ athletes were entered into the raffle). Lurong Living has paid their 2015 CrossFIt Affiliation Fees, because we love our affiliates.

3rd Place- $1,000 in Gym Equipment and Accessories
from Lurong Living

3rd Place- 10 Custom Atlas Power Wraps with Free Design Work
from Atlas Power Wraps

Human X by Harbinger Chalk Balls
from Human X by Harbinger

3 Human X by Harbinger AbX
from Human X by Harbinger

3 Human X by Harbinger CoreFlex Belts
from Human X by Harbinger

2 Kill Cliff Drink Cases
from Kill Cliff

Kill Cliff Bars
from Kill Cliff

Kill Cliff T-Shirt
from Kill Cliff

This has been another great Lurong Living Challenge. After our sixth place finish last Challenge, everyone was fired up and on board for this one. We had forty-three people join this time. That is almost half our members, and percentage-wise I would say that is pretty good. I love getting more people participating. I think fifty percent will be my goal from here on out. I have seen some awesome transformations and can't wait to see them on the scale and tape. We just might do better than last challenge! (This reflection was written before the final results were tallied).

We will be doing all the Lurong Living Challenges from here on out. They really help to refocus the group, and we all get awesome results too. Thank you Lurong Living for putting these challenges together. They are awesome!

-- Kenny Warden Owner of Parkland CrossFit


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