2018 Gold’s Gym Challenge Winner: Emily Chavez

33.5 Pounds and 26 Total Inches Lost | Gold's Gym Clifton, CO

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Why did you sign up for the Gold’s Gym Challenge?
Emily: I wanted to become mentally and physically healthy, and to do so I needed a goal and be held accountable. Knowing I had a certain amount of time to reach my fitness goals gave me a competitive drive.

What’s the best part of completing the Gold’s Gym Challenge?
Emily: Bragging rights of course! In all seriousness, the best part was being able to look myself in the mirror and see what I imagine my two-year-old daughter sees when she looks at me: unconditional love.

What would you tell someone if they asked you why you should join the Gold’s Gym Challenge?
Emily: It will challenge you physically, mentally, emotionally, but in the end, you will be stronger in all these areas. If you give it 100%, I promise you after 12 weeks you will be happier and healthier.

What is your gym mantra?
Emily: One more day one more rep, a little stronger then the day before. Get up and go! You will feel better once you walk into the gym.

Favorite thing to do at the gym?
Emily: I love doing circuit training or super-setting my workouts. Unassisted dips, push-ups and lunges across the gym with the straight bar on my back are a few of my favorite workouts along with Salsa Heat class.

Best fitness (motivational) tip you received?
Emily: Eat, eat, and eat! Eating healthy meals and snacks throughout the day will increase your metabolism and weight loss. Set aside time once a week to meal plan and prep.

Favorite meal:
Emily: Cheat meal – Chinese food.

Fun fact about yourself:
Emily: In college I was able to break three bricks with my forearm.



What started out in 1965 as a small gym in Venice Beach, California has since become the most well-known and traditional fitness company in the world – Gold’s Gym. Over the last 55 years, Gold’s Gym has developed into a global brand with over 600 locations spanning 6 continents. Bodybuilding greats such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu worked out at the original Gold’s Gym, which went on to become the most legendary gym in the world. In the fitness industry, the brand enjoys cult status and universal appeal with 96% aided brand awareness. In 2020, the RSG Group acquired Gold’s Gym and integrated the brand into its portfolio, making it the global leader in the fitness sector.

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