Paleo Challenge Results

I think this may have been the best Paleo Challenge yet! Way to go guys! Placing the top 4 was the most difficult decision ever. To win you needed to be very well rounded. This meant improvements in baseline measurements, improvements on benchmarks, and most importantly points! All 4 of the top finishers had over 1130 points, which means they hardly if ever cheated, they kept ย up on their mobility, and they worked out 5 days/week. ย It takes a lot of dedication to sit in one of these top spots, and each of them is well deserved. I can honestly say, that throughout the challenge I saw a change in these winners- whether it be looks, performance, or confidence…they were all experiencing a dramatic transformation and it was really cool to witness. Congratulations top 4, we are so proud of you!!

First Place: Jon Fisher
$700 Cash
Points: 1,246
Weight Loss: 22.8lbs
% of weight loss: 10.4%
Waist: -2 inches
Hips: -2 inches
Fran: Before 11:00@75 Red Band/ After: 6:53@75 Red Band= -4:07
C&J Before 175/C&J After 175
Christine: Before 2+Row@200/AFter 12:59@200= -2+minutes
Mile: Before 6:46 Mile After 6:41= -5 seconds

Second Place: Brian Sullivan
Prize: $500 cash
Points: 1133
Weight Loss: 23lbs
% of weight loss: 13.1%
Waist: -2.75 inches
Hips: -2.5 inches
Fran: Before-9:35RX/After-6:28RX= -3:07
C&J Before-195/After190=-5
Christine: Before-14:11/After-12:32= -2:43
Mile: Before-6:25/After-6:17= -8 seconds

3rd Place: Melissa Hicks
Prize:$300 cash
Weight loss: 12.6lbs
% of Weight Loss: 8.2%
Waist: -2.5 inches
Hips: -1.5 inches
Fran: Before 9:51@65 2 red bands/After 6:40@65 1 red band=-3:11
C&J Before 95/After 105= +10
Christine: Before 17:41BW/After 15:07BW= -2:36
Mile: Before 8:14/After 7:30= -:44

Also 3rd Place: Chris Nieves
Prize:$300 cash
Weight loss: -1.4bs
% of Weight Loss: 0.5%
Waist: 1 inch
Hips: 1 inch
Fran: Before 10:30RX/After 7:47RX=-3:47
C&J Before 175/After 195= +20
Christine: Before 16:07BW/After 12:27BW= -3:42
Mile: Before 8:07/After 7:37= -:40



Everyone below deserved an honorable mention because they were all so close to placing! The results are truly dramatic, and we wish everyone could be winners…but we had to make a decision! Looking as fabulous as you all do and making the gains that you have, is winning in our book.

Kendra Kinscherf
Weight loss: 12.6lbs
% of Weight Loss: 9.3%
Waist: -2 inches
Hips: -2.5 inches
Fran: Before 7:05@35 red/blue bands/After-5:43 red/blue band=-1:22
C&J Before 78/After 87= +9
Christine: Before 16:30@95/After 15:02@95= -1:28
Mile: Before 7:54/After 7:50= -:04

Derek Davies
Weight loss: 13.6lbs
% of Weight Loss: 7.2%
Waist: -4inches
Hips: -0.5 inches
Fran: Before 9:02@65 red band/After 9:18@75 no band
C&J Before 165/After 175= +10
Christine: Before 19:59BW/After 16:00BW= -3:59
Mile: Before 8:46/After 8:10= -:36

Brian Shurko Jr.
Weight loss: 11lbs
% of Weight Loss: 4.8%
Waist: -2 inches
Hips: -1 inch
Fran: Before 6:53RX/After 4:47RX =-2:06
C&J Before 275/After 291= +16lbs
Christine: Before 14:11BW/After 12:20BW= -1:51


Thomas Patterson
Points: 971
Weight loss: 18.8lbs
% of Weight Loss: 10.2%
Waist: -3 inches
Hips: -1.5 inches
Fran: Before 10:27 After 10:04 =:23
C&J Before 150
Christine: Before 17:40BW/After 13:01BW= -4:39
Mile: Before ?/After 7:11


Mike Quigly
Weight loss: 11.6lbs
% of Weight Loss: 6.1%
Waist: -2 inches
Hips: -1.5 inches
Fran: Before 7:13RX /After 5:56RX = -1:17
C&J Before 190/After 200= +10
Christine: Before 12:02BW/After 10:44BW= -1:18
Mile: Before 6:04/After 5:43= -:21

Marc Piccuiro
Weight loss: 8.8lbs
% of Weight Loss: 5.4%
Waist: -2.5 inches
Hips: -2 inches
Fran: Before 5:02RX/After 3:56RX=-1:06
C&J Before 190/After 200= +10
Christine: Before 11:07BW/After 10:19BW= -:48
Mile: Before 6:13/After 5:56= -:17

Normal AM and mid-day schedule today. ย PM classes will be in Southie Green only at 3,4 5, and 6pm. There will be no Southie Orange PM classes.

Handstand Holds
Handstand Push-ups
Handstand walks

Tabata Mash-up (20s work:10s restx8)

-C2B pull-ups

1 minute rest between the different movements. Your score is the sum of your lowest set of each individual movement.



  • EA

    11/22/2012 @ 3:55 pm

    Congratulations to all the Paleo Challengers! I chickened out about 3 weeks into it. You definitely should be commended!

  • papa schurk

    11/21/2012 @ 10:55 pm

    congrats to all, great job everyone. amy, you’re absolutely right about how transformations were achieved. just today, 2 of mama schurk’s coworkers commented on how much tonnage i’ve dropped! no better feeling than when people who don’t “have to” say you look good, say you look good. thanx, CFS you guys really are the best!

  • Jason

    11/21/2012 @ 1:40 pm

    Congrats to all.. and mega kudos to Marc and Mike reppin the 530am crew in big ways!

  • Duff

    11/21/2012 @ 2:25 am

    Great job folks!! Mike and Marc, way to rep the dawn patrol!!

  • Alec

    11/21/2012 @ 2:19 am

    Wowzers those are some amazing results!

  • Shamwow

    11/21/2012 @ 1:36 am

    Is there any way to get a life sized cardboard cut out of “Sassy Hips” Schurko?

    Incredible results. Great job everyone!

    • Shamwow

      11/21/2012 @ 2:58 am

      Do we have a calculation for how much length Schurk lost on his shorts?

      • LJ

        11/21/2012 @ 3:27 am

        Joe, I’m pretty sure we could have this image to kinko’s tonight and have a life size “sassy hips” Schurko fathead for the box wall by 6am tomorrow.

        Oh, and Great job everyone

        • papa schurk

          11/21/2012 @ 10:58 pm

          where do i send my contribution the create a “sassy hips” fat head fund?

      • Schurko

        11/21/2012 @ 12:10 pm

        It was man-thigh Monday – you know this Shamwow. and LJ, a fathead of that photo would be hilarious.

        Great job everyone!!

        P.S. – 3″ on the shorts. They worked the hardest during the challenge.

        • Shamwow

          11/21/2012 @ 8:24 pm

          I think we’d all be remiss if we didn’t thank your shorts…or man-thigh Monday.

    • Babz

      11/21/2012 @ 2:36 pm

      I like the idea of the life size Schurko. There should be an honorable mention for sexiest pose!

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