Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Are you ready to be this year’s ‘Miss Fit?’

VIRGINIA BEACH — Although nobody wants to be a misfit, as many as 200 women from across Hampton Roads are expected to vie for the title of Miss Fit 757.

On May 12, the competitors — from daughters to mothers and even grandmothers — will converge on the Princess Anne Athletic Complex in Virginia Beach to take part in a competition that will crown one of them the area’s Miss Fit for 2018.

“That is the beauty of this event,” said Norris Coburn, CEO and founder of Boss Body and the organizer of the event, which is in its fifth year. “It literally is for everyone. We will have mothers and daughters competing against one another. We also have had a daughter in the advanced category, her mother in the intermediate category, and her grandmother in the beginner category.”

Coburn said contestants will be running a unique obstacle course that consists of fun, yet challenging, obstacles such as tire flips, sandbag toss, water jug carry, an over-under obstacle, a tire agility run-through, and more. They will also participate in fun fitness games such as a sack race and tug of war.

While the competitive spirit will be high, so will fun and sportsmanship.

“The empowerment that the women get from completing something that is challenging yet fun in a very positive environment, with women of every background and fitness level, is what makes this event so special. They all literally cheer each other on no matter who is running the course. The energy and excitement are unmatched,” Coburn said.

Contestants take part in a past Miss Fit 757 contest (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norris Coburn, Boss Body)
Contestants take part in a past Miss Fit 757 contest (Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of Norris Coburn, Boss Body)

Competitors will be divided up into three groups: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, with a winner from each group. Also, because of interest levels, the event has added a 55-plus Senior category, with the oldest competitor coming in at 63 years old.

The obstacles change a bit each year, Coburn said. This year they’ve added over-unders and a few more agility-style obstacles that will require more coordination and balance.

Competitors should sign up online ahead of the contest, as the entry fee will be higher on the day of the event.

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