Planking Challenge: Royal United Mortgage LLC Promotes Company Fitness
This winter, Royal United Mortgage LLC proposed a new type of challenge to the company: planking. Staff members from our Indianapolis IN, Schaumburg IL, Cincinnati OH, and Austin TX offices took up the challenge! The idea was simple; start a month-long planking trial, and have every participant log their daily activity. Each week, contestants would take part in five planks which started out at two-minutes and thirty-seconds, and progress to a total time of three and a half minutes. The final day, was a four minute long plank!
Planking is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time. This exercise works the core muscles in the abdominal region. By holding this position for only a few minutes each day, the participant can tighten their mid-region. This is just one of the many exercise challenges which Royal United Mortgage LLC is taking advantage of to help promote health conscious activities among staff.
On the final day of the contest, over 20 employees from the HQ office in Indianapolis gathered together for the planking finale. The contestants had to hold their planking positions for four minutes. In the end, every participant was able to maintain proper planking posture for 4 minutes. There were, however, two stand out contestants, who were able to maintain planking for over 10 minutes respectively!