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Are you the fittest person in media?

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To celebrate the launch of our brilliant new website, Men’s Fitness – the UK’s premier online fitness brand – created a total-body fitness challenge to take to London’s best advertising agencies to find the fittest man and woman in media.

How it works

The challenge is a simple timed test: you do as many press-ups as you can in a minute, as many sit-ups as you can in a minute and, finally, as many burpees as you can in a minute – in that order. There’s no rest between moves and entrants are scored on total reps performed.

Form guide

Press-up

  • Start with your hands shoulder-width apart and body straight from head to heels.
  • Lower yourself until your elbows reach 90˚, then press back up.
  • Women can do the press-ups on their knees.

Sit-up

  • Lie down on the floor placing your feet either under something that will not move or by having a partner hold them. Your legs should be bent at the knees.
  • Place your hands behind your head and lock them together by clasping your fingers. This is the starting position.
  • Elevate your upper body until you are in an upright position.

Burpee

  • Start in a press-up position, with your hands just wider than shoulder-width apart. Keep your back straight.
  • Jump your feet forward so you end up in a tuck.
  • Keep your hands on the floor.
  • Explode up into a vertical jump.
  • When you land, go straight back to the press-up position.

Results and prizes

We’re giving the fittest man and woman from each agency an MF goody bag packed with products to help them get even fitter. Every competitor’s score will also be published on the new website.

The final

The top ten men and women overall were invited to take part in a grand final at Fitness First Tottenham Court Road on Friday 2nd August. The male and female winners would be crowned the fittest man and woman in media and each walk away with:

A PYRACTIF SPORTS HOLIDAY SOURCED BY MUCH BETTER ADVENTURES | A TOP-OF-THE RANGE GIANT BIKE | A PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION WITH NICK MITCHELL AND A MONTH’S ONLINE SUPPORT FROM PERSONAL TRAINING COMPANY UP FITNESS | A TROPHY | A CUSTOMISED MEN’S FITNESS OR WOMEN’S FITNESS COVER POSTER

Congratulations to the winners!

Leaderboard

NameCompanyPress-upsSit-upsBurpeesTOTAL
  
Kristin BaylissStarcom764628150
Natalie CarderZenith743326133
Amy FinlayZenith634327133
Mukuka MwananshikuPHD634326132
Flora SpencerMediacom613725123
Lorraine NolanManning Gottlieb564621123
Emma CranstonManning Gottlieb524822122
Georgi KellyVizeum Manchester61                  34                  24                  119                
Danila GallippiMediacom653222119
Ekta GurungMindshare702524119
Esmeralda LockhartMaxus533826117
Bhavini PrajapatiCarat Manchester57                  39                  20                  116
Kat LincolnOMD553723115
Michelle BurtonZenith702618114
Emma GeraghtyMediacom523525112
Laima BendziunaiteMediacom583123112
Katherine FrenchStarcom563026112
Hannah LynchCarat Manchester47                  27                  28                  102                
Hemma RandhawaMaxus464511102
Lucy HolmesPHD36272083
Polly ChandlerMindshare39241578
Johanne JorgensenMindshare39251377

NameCompanyPress-upsSit-upsBurpeesTOTAL
  0000
William BreretonIPG Media Brands- UM964032168
Jack MattersonOMD884528161
Mark WhittleZenith884726161
Mike RiveraCarat Manchester78                  46                  35                  159                
Alex PalmerMediacom735528156
Matt SavageMediacom893531155
Carl ReadOMD794430153
Daniel GoldOMD814427152
Adam JodoinMediacom814425150
Chris WoodsOMD754426145
Simon KingMediacom843425143
Ben MarsManning Gottlieb833720140
Oliver HallstromZenith703731138
Chris WhiteMindshare684026134
Liam BennetteMaxus714021132
Frankie LymanMaxus575025132
Ed TrotterMediacom743622132
Thomas MennetrierOMD604922131
Adam DustinZenith762826130
Shamayel BarayStarcom823315130
Nicky BartonMediacom713325129
Jamie CodManning Gottlieb633630129
Ben SearesMediacom733520128
Ed ByrneStarcom803018128
Luke HaidororMaxus584326127
Colby AdamMediacom703620126
Jack SturbrudgeZenith782424126
Darren RussellStarcom544527126
David AceOMD693719125
Eddie NorrisMindshare634120124
Stef JansenMindshare603924123
Dan TrayMindshare614022123
George BethellPHD653226123
Tom WiltshireManning Gottlieb683321122
Phil SpencerMediacom593626121
Simon BauerStarcom644115120
Nick CrowderArena BLM633621120
Ryan CumminsManning Gottlieb603425119
Simon SandfordMaxus564022118
Jack LandMaxus484525118
Ade FadairoMindshare603622118
Dean ButtOMD722917118
Carsten TomkinsPHD613224117
Mark SmithUniversal McCann444525114
Ollie RuffZenith633020113
Joe SummersMaxus534020113
Matthew WoodmanOMD603616112
Khalid YacoobZenith593220111
Greg LennoxUniversal McCann553719111
Jason DealeyMindshare513524110
Sandile MknizeMediacom652618109
Asad KhanPHD464122109
Chris BellUniversal McCann503623109
Josh TarayOMD523620108
Rob HannamZenith514016107
Steven WorobecMediacom493720106
David WalshMediacom423925106
Ed HockeyPHD513222105
Luke HaslamCarat Manchester47                  41                  16                  104                
Don JollyMediacom503024104
Leon RobbinsZenith612221104
Tom LoughranZenith453622103
Mike ThomasMaxus563017103
Max WalshCarat Manchester39                  38                  25                  102                
Giles BurnfieldMindshare454116102
Ali ElmsMindshare661719102
Simon WigginsMediacom433623102
Ross MintonMindshare443324101
Mark BeckfordMediacom523019101
Chris LennardZenith453818101
Peter SkarpaasUniversal McCann493715101
Luke RandallUniversal McCann543016100
Jamie DoubledayPHD57241798
Phil NashZenith51262097
James TerryMediacom45262596
Tim LawranceMediacom52222195
Charlie RustMediacom56182094
Rich GarnettOMD40341892
Ollie SalmonUniversal McCann44272192
Daleep DahalMindshare43331591
Edward DeleonardisMindshare43331288
Teo Van BartholdMediacom50191887
Matt BatchOMD31361986
Dominik HajverovPHD36321785
Surjon RayMediacom44211984
Jacob TeulonMediacom40291584
Tom GoddardCarat Manchester43                  19                  21                  83                  
Matt BementManning Gottlieb35252383
Nadeen IbrahimMediacom40271380
Rayat GuptaMediacom29302180
Ben JacobsStarcom27351577
Sam LoramStarcom44122076
James BoneManning Gottlieb33271575
Thomas HernikCarat Manchester33                  24                  16                  73                  
Simon BenhamMindshare30152671
Alex WilsonManning Gottlieb32231267

And... the results are in. After a thrilling final that saw the best scoring entrants pitted agaisnt each other in a bid to win prizes and be crowned the fittest man or woman in media, two people emerged triumphant.

On the next page: final results – find out who is the Fittest in Media 2013!

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