100 Day Challenge: Tabata 2012!

by MJ

Time to get moving for a great cause!

From May 19th – August 26th join Bonfire Health and the Mauli Ola Foundation on the 100 Day Challenge 2012: 100 Days of Tabata Workouts!

The 100 Day Challenge will raise awareness and money for the Mauli Ola Foundation, an amazing group of professional surfers who travel the world teaching kids with Cyctic Fibrosis how to surf. It turns out that surfing does wonders for their lungs… and their hearts!


A note from Dr. Stephen Franson:

I am committed to doing 1 Tabata Workout, everyday, for 100 days straight.

Who’s with me?

We are blessed.  We are able.  We can do amazing things.  We can do more than we think.  We can each do something small, over and over again and watch it become bigger.  We can inspire others to play along and do their small things over and over and watch it become big.

My nieces, Laura and Cate, inspire me.  They move.  A lot.

Laura and Cate are soccer players, dancers, surfers, CrossFitters, runners, jumpers, throwers, catchers, climbers, jokesters and generally perpetual motion machines.  They also happen to have Cystic Fibrosis.

To read more about CF, click here.  This post – and this movement – is not about CF.  It’s about LIFE.

Life moves, and so should you.

On May 19th, 2012 I will kick off my 100 DAYS CHALLENGE.  For 100 Days in a row, I will commit to 100 Days of Tabata Workouts! What’s Tabata?

I invite you to join me. 

We will host this movement on the Bonfire Health Facebook Fan Page.  Each day I will post videos and/or pictures of my “100 Tabata Challenge” (Movement of the Day), along with comments and coaching tips.  I challenge each of you to join in on the fun, get moving, get in shape, and bring awareness to a great cause.

We will align ourselves with the Mauli Ola Foundation – an organization that introduces CF patients to surfing all over the world.  As it turns out, the salt water exposure is highly beneficial to these children.  Go figure!

We will culminate this challenge on August 26th with Ohana Day, a big beach party with surfing, food, and music…and some special guests.   We will partner with Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Company (and other local businesses) to make this event even greater.

Let’s get moving!

Dr. Stephen Franson

Want a cool Tabata timer?  Check this out:



by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 11 of the 100 Day Challenge! Dr. Franson Tabatas with his kids and even his pup during a challenging session of Mountain Climbers! Gotta love the commitment to health these kiddos are learning at an early age! [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
As new vegetables start arriving from your Summer Farm Share, get prepared to try this delicious side: Baked Squash with Sage[Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself — the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us — that’s where it’s at. ~ Jesse Owens

Essential Element: Weightlifting stresses a muscle and causes an adaptation – muscle growth.  The same response is evident in our neurological functions, immune systems and social skills.  Resistance, friction and struggle produce advancement in our ability to cope and succeed.  We get stronger. [click here to read Spark Insight: The Value of Struggle]

Journal:  Where do you physically see yourself getting stronger? What have you been doing to get there?  Has some new training method been added to your routine? Write in your journal one way you have challenged yourself over the last month. Then decide how you will challenge yourself with something new in the coming one.  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]