Disney Fit Challenge

A NEW sporting event is coming to the ESPN Wide World of Sports this September! Disney will be hosting a Crossfit-style “Fit Challenge” for elite, intermediate, and recreational athletes. The event will be held September 26-28, and will be an indoor and outdoor event at the complex.


photo from Disney sports

Check out part of the press release I was sent:

“Disney Fit Challenge will be a three-day event (Sept 26-28) involving athletes competing in different fitness challenges that test a participant’s speed, strength, skill, endurance, balance and power.  Challenges are designed based on age and skill level with more experienced athletes competing in movements such as muscle-ups and double-unders while recreational participants compete in movements that may include box jumps, kettle bell swings, push-ups, squats and broad jumps. Competitors with the highest scores in their division and age group from the first two days advance to the final day of competition.


A Health & Fitness Expo will feature the latest fitness merchandise, products and apparel during the competition….

Disney Sports is collaborating with I AM CrossFit, one of the leading competitive fitness organizations in the Southeast, on the staging of Disney Fit Challenge. The event is the first of its kind held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, which hosts more than 350 sports events each year, and builds on the complex’s wide variety of athletic events geared towards athletes of all ages and abilities.”

Registration for this event opens soon, March 18, so if you want to participate I wouldn’t wait to register. Daily admission for spectators is $16.50 for adults and $11.50 for children and can be purchased at the sports complex box office. Be sure to follow @DisneySports on Twitter for more information.

QOTD: Are you glad Disney is going to have this style of competition? Would this be something you would like to register for?

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  1. Oh wow! This would be fun to watch!!!

  2. I love watching this. Have seen it on ESPN. Make me want to work harder. These athletes rock!!!

  3. I’m not into Crossfit but I’m sure this will be a huge hit!

  4. Can’t wait for more information to be posted! I would love to register and give this a go. Hoping the cost isn’t too extreme. To be a part of this inaugural event would be such a great moment.

  5. I’m pretty sure Disney made this even JUST for me, esp since it’s on my bday? Definitely. 🙂 Yup, I’ll be there.

  6. I’ve been wanting to try Crossfit. If it’s good enough for Disney, it’s good enough for me! I’m really excited for another way to get fit in addition to running!

  7. This looks like so much fun! I wish I lived closer!

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