Two weeks ago I invited a whole bunch of folks down to McKellar Park in Ottawa for a fun workout for a great cause–the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) of Ottawa. The YSB helps young people who need a helping hand with everything from finding a good job to transitional housing and health care.
Almost a ten people (and a cat) joined me and my family for a farm-themed workout that had hearts racing and most important, everybody smiling and singing! Yeehaw!
We started by getting our hearts racing with an achy-breaky warm-up routine: a combination line dance and exercise routine to get the evening off on the right foot.
Agility Stampede Drills
Next up were the agility drills. We raced around cones and a ladder, carried some buckets of water, and ran from an angry mob with a shovel over our heads! People were laughing and joking around in no time and ready to start the challenges. We split everybody into two teams: Team Horse and Team Cow.
Challenge #1: Horse Plow
Teams were asked to pair up and race from one end of the field to the other; sounds simple, right? The catch was this: one member of the pair had to slow down the other one by pulling on a makeshift harness. The stakes were high: the winners, Team Horse, got immunity for the next challenge, a gnome, and trained their vocal chords as they sang “Old MacDonald” while Team Cow held a low squat until the end of the song.
Challenge #3: The Garden Worm!
Another Successful Youth Services Bureau Boot Camp!
While Team Horse took the farm, the real winners here were the Youth Services Bureau. Everyone who came out helped raise money for this great organization that helps young people from across Ottawa.
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See y’all next time!
Read more about my work with the Youth Services Bureau in these articles:
- This Year’s Total Donations to the Ottawa Youth Services Bureau
- Results from Boot Camp for Youth Services
- The All-New Burke’s Boot Camp!
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