McMaster University, David Braley Athletic Centre, 1280 Main St W. Hamilton, ON


January 28th, 2017

Wave 1: 8:00am to 11:30am

Wave 2: 12:00pm to 3:30pm


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At the RBC FANFIT Challenge in Hamilton, Ontario you'll test your overall fitness across the following challenges:


30 Metre Dash: A test of acceleration and maximum running speed. Sprint as quickly as you can for 30 metres until crossing the laser gate finish-line. The ultimate test of straight line power and explosivity.

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Agility Shuttle: An explosive change of direction test. The 10 metre agility shuttle tests speed, body control and the ability to quickly change direction. Participants run one direction for 5 metres, the opposite direction for 10 metres and finish by running back through the laser gate start line to cover a total distance of 20 metres.

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Vertical Jump: A test to assess muscular leg strength and anaerobic power. You'll perform two independent jumps on a mat to measure your maximum vertical jump height. Your best score of the two attempts counts as top your score.

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5 Minute Plank: Core strength and endurance are tested on the plank challenge. Holding a plank for a total of 5 minutes, you'll start with feet wider than shoulder width apart. After each passing minute you'll narrow your stance until your feet are together. During the last minute you'll alternate raising one foot in the air, switching every10 seconds.

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Metronome Pushup: A true test of muscular endurance, you'll perform pushups to a 60 beats per minute metronome (1 second down, 1 second up). You'll perform up to 50 reps for a total duration of 1 minute, 40 seconds. You'll receive 2 points per repetition for performing the challenge on your toes, or 1 point per repetition if you perform the challenge on your knees.

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20 Metre Beep Test: A classic test of stamina and aerobic endurance, you'll cover a distance of 20 metres per stage to the cadence of beep test standards. As the frequency of the beeps increases, try to keep up.

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At the RBC FANFIT Challenge in Hamilton, Ontario participants had the opportunity to test themselves alongside the following athletes across all fitness challenges:


Adam Van Koeverden is a sprint a kayaker, 4 x Olympic medalist, 2 x World Champion, 22 x World Cup Champion and 67 x Canadian Champion.


Nicole Forrester is a high jumper who has represented Canada in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and is an 8-Time Canadian Champion, is in the Michigan Women’s Track and Field Hall of Fame, is a Commonwealth Games Gold & Bronze Medalist and is a Pan American Games Silver & Bronze Medalist


Mark Oldershaw is a sprint canoeist, Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2 x Olympian, 73 x National Champion and 7 x World Cup Gold Medalist


Jamie Broder is a beach volleybal athlete, an Olympian at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, FIVB World Tour (Top 5), 2015 – 5th (Olsztyn Grand Slam), 4th (Porec Major Series), BRONZE (Lucerne Open), GOLD (Fuzhou Open); 2014 – 5th (Parana Open)


Sarah Wells is a 400m hurdler who represented Canada at the Olympic Games in 2012, at the Pan American Games: 2015 – SILVER (400m hurdles), BRONZE (4x400m relay), at the IAAF World Championships: 2013 – 12th (4x400m relay), the IAAF World Championships (junior): 2008 – 5th in SF (400m hurdles); 2006 – 6th in H (400m hurdles), and at the IAAF World Championships (junior): 2008 – 5th in SF (400m hurdles); 2006 – 6th in H (400m hurdles)


Martha McCabe is a competitive swimmer and has represented Canada at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, FINA World Championships: 2015 – 21st (200m breaststroke); 2013 – 8th (200m breaststroke), 7th (4x100m medley relay); 2011 – BRONZE (200m breaststroke); 2009 – 7th (200m breaststroke)


Patrick Chan is a figure skater and is a 3 x World Champion, 2 x Olympic Silver Medalist, 3 x Four Continents Champion and 2 x Grand Prix Champion


Eric Woelfl is a rower and has competed at the Olympic Games: 2016 - 13th (LM4-), Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (LM4-); 2011 – 5th (LM4-), FISA World Championships: 2015 – 11th (LM4-); 2014 – 13th (LM4-), 2013 – 4th (LM2-), 2012 – 8th (LM2-), FISA U23 World Championships: 2011 – 10th (LM4-); 2010 – 12th (LM2-)


Martin Reader is a beach volleyball athlete who represented Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics


Katrina Cameron is a group rythmic gymnast who has represented Canada at the Olympic Games: 2012 - 11th (all-around), FIG World Championships: 2014 – 21st (all-around), 21st (5 clubs), 23rd (3 balls + 2 ribbons); 2011 – 17th (all-around), Pan American Games: 2015 - 5th (all-around), BRONZE (5 ribbons), BRONZE (3 clubs + 2 hoops); 2011 – SILVER (all-around), SILVER (3 ribbons + 2 hoops), BRONZE (5 balls), Pan American Championships: 5th (all-around), SILVER (3 balls + 2 ribbons), BRONZE (5 clubs), Youth Olympic Games: 2010 – BRONZE (all-around)


Evan Bezemer is a sprint canoeist who has represented Canada at the U23 World Championships.



"The RBC FANFIT Challenge was an amazing experience for myself and my team, Huskies Move for Inclusion. It's was my first FANFIT event and something I plan on doing next year! It's great to see members of the community coming out to participate and cheer on one another." 
- Hannah Stienburg



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