Get Well Challenge Kickoff

Last night I attended the kickoff event for the Get Well Challenge at Dawson’s Market in Rockville, MD!  I’ve been looking forward to meeting the 39 other challengers and was overjoyed to see how diverse the group was.  I sat there, just thinking how different we all were and yet how common our goals must be.

Get Well Challenge

After mingling a bit, we filled out a few forms and then were introduced to the store manager, challenge organizer, and the 14 vendors who will be providing services to us throughout the 3 month challenge.  Side note: Dawson’s Market has a KILLER smoothie/juice bar!!

Get Well Challenge

Once a month we will meet with a dietitian (Jenna Umbriac) and motivator (Chantal Bserani), as well as weigh in once a week through Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Get Well Challenge

On top of that, we will be given access to 11 different health and fitness centers!

-Advanced Spine & Wellness Center

-Carpe Diem Wellness

-City of Rockville Recreation & Parks Department

-Go Figure Barre Studio

-Neighbor Strength

-Pilates Center of Rockville

-ProFIT Club

-Rick’s Quick Fit

-Rockville Running Club

-The Mindfulness Center

-Thrive Yoga Rockville

This morning I took my very first class as part of the Get Well Challenge with Neighbor Strength!


I woke up bright and early, mixed together my AdvoCare Arginine Extreme, and then headed over to Dawson’s Market for the community workout.

Get Well Challenge

Adam took us through a 45 minute workout consisting of jumping jacks, plank holds, squats, and mountain climbers to name a few. The workout was just what I needed first thing this morning.  I was still sore from my yoga class on Sunday, but I really enjoyed the workout.  Let me tell y’all, I was strugglin’ with the plank holds.  My abs were screaming but it felt great in the end!

Adam is using these first couple of classes to assess our fitness levels and to better understand our goals.  I love his attitude and his spirit and am really looking forward to attending his workouts each week!

I’m really excited about the Get Well Challenge and am eager to see how my body changes these next few months!


  1. says

    Wow, Ashley!

    This sounds like SUCH a cool program! I wish there was something like it around here. :) I hope you get a chance to get to a lot of those different classes!

    November is going to kick butt.

  2. Alison says

    This is so exciting!!!

    Dive head first into everything! It’s such an amazing opportunity that I know you will dominate.

  3. Tara says

    Wow, this is an amazing list of support/health center access. So cool, I cannot wait to hear about all your new adventures!

  4. says

    Sounds like an awesome program! Oh my goodness: I know Rick from “Rick’s Quick Fit!” I used to work with him through another company. He is like the local Richard Simmons! His program is good for those who have never, ever exercised before and would be challenging for them but it would be a walk in the park for you. Hence the “no sweat workout” on his site! Can’t wait to follow your progress!

  5. says

    Thanks for the love Ashley! I look forward to tuning in each week to follow you and your journey through your amazing blog! Oh yeah, and I will see you out there with me every Tuesday and Thursday grinding!! Let’s do it!

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