Did you know that 59% of people eat the ears on a chocolate bunny first? While 4% start with the feet or tail and the remaining 33% don’t have a particular preference. Whether you start with the ears or tail, this weekend was full of chocolate bunnies, marshmallow Peeps and time spent with family. At Function Health Club, we’re all about balance. It’s important to allow yourself to enjoy the finer things in life in between workouts at the gym: in this case, mini eggs. This Easter, the Port Coquitlam CrossFit team joined in the fun at the 9th Annual Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt. The event is organized by the Rebecca Permack and the amazing team at Burke Mountain Homes, and supports the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, directly benefiting Tri-City Transitions, helping families right here in our community.
Fitness and Fun at the Burke Mountain Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny paid Burke Mountain a visit on Friday morning, as dozens of kids from Burke Mountain and the Port Coquitlam area came to search for Easter eggs. We had Coaches Caroline, Morgan and Ronnie and honorary Coach Rob guide the tikes through games and activities between registration and the start of the hunt:
Game 1: Ball Toss
The kids tried to toss balls into different sized baskets with different points associated with each basket. This station was a big hit and all the kids stayed until long after the event was finished to keep playing.
Game 2: Kettle Bell Deadlift
Kids were taught proper deadlift form and then given a chance to lift the 8kg and 10kg kettle bells. The bells were pink and blue and all the kids enjoyed “testing their strength”.
Game 3: Egg Walk Relay
In teams of two, kids took turns walking out to a post, doing 5 squats and then walking back to the start line as fast as they could without having the plastic bunny egg fall off the spoon.
The egg hunt was the biggest it has been to date! There were two start times 11am and 11:30am, where the kids were broken up into younger and older age groups to make it fair for the little ones.
Port Coquitlam CrossFit member, Rebecca Permack and Associates organized the successful event that raised over $8,000 dollars for Tri-City Transitions. We can’t wait to take part again next year for this great cause!
Back at Port Coquitlam CrossFit
Back at the Port Coquitlam CrossFit gym, we held an Open House on Saturday, April 20th. Fitness was still in full force over the weekend, with members coming in to work off their Easter brunch and chocolate eggs. The Open House had a great turn out! We got a good sweat on with a solid warm up for shoulders and hips, then a 10 minute AMRAP where we worked in partners. One partner rowed to 300m while the other partner did pushups and air squats. The feedback was really encouraging and following its success, we will be hosting more Open Houses for people of all ages and fitness levels. Come sweat with us!
A successful Easter weekend at Function Health Club
- We hope you had a great holiday weekend full of chocolate bunnies.
- Fitness didn’t take a back-seat this Easter; the gym was open and the mats were filled with members working off their Easter eggs.
- We are so happy to have been part of the 9th Annual Burke Mountain Community Easter Egg Hunt. It was a great success, raising over $8,000 dollars for Tri-City Transitions.
- Our Open House at Port Coquitlam CrossFit generated a lot of interest, and we will be hosting more in the future. Stay tuned.
Missed the Easter extravaganzas at Port Coquitlam CrossFit?
Don’t worry, we’re always doing exciting community events! Contact us to join the next one.