Good afternoon Louie’s Kids friends, family, and readers!

Hope you have been enjoying this warmer weather and sunshine. I know my family and I are so excited for the summer months ahead! A little background on me—My name is Adrienne Betenbaugh and I am a run coach, marketing & PR gal, puppy-lover, and passionate about helping everyone make healthy & fun choices to get in shape and stay in shape!

In an effort to share more information about health & fitness, I serve as an ambassador for PHIT America & SweatPink (Fit Approach) and now… as a blogger for Louie’s Kids. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my posts about community events and ways you can easily have fun and break a sweat, right here in Charleston!

Today, I want to share information with you about a cool event coming up on Saturday, May 17th. While it seems as though there are practically 5k’s every weekend – I think it’s time we give our legs a break and our arms some love.

Push-Up & Up (sponsored by MUSC) is a push-up style competition where teams of 6 compete to do as many push-ups as they can in 30 minutes! Money raised from the event goes to support dropout prevention programs with Communities In Schools Charleston. There are 3 types of divisions you can enter, which only differ in judging strictness. So if you are new to a push-up routine- The open category may be for you. School teams can also compete in the competition. And let me tell you something- these kids mean business! Many teams have been training for last month or two, but it’s not too late to start.

The best way to start training for this contest is to just take 5 minutes a day to do your push-ups. Not familiar with the correct technique? No problem. Meredith from Primetime Fitness made this video to demonstrate the appropriate way to do a push-up.

So, what do you say Charleston?! Join me & let’s get our armed toned and ready for summer t-shirts & dresses by giving Push-Up & Up a try. The website is full of great information, so be sure to check it out.

Happy training!