Tygart Valley Rehab and Fitness on a mission to find Fittest Lady


TAYLOR COUNTY—Every year, the Tygart Valley Rehabilitation and Fitness (TVRF) Center sets out on a quest to find the area’s strongest woman.
Do you have what it takes to reign supreme in the 4th Annual Fittest Ladies Contest?
During the contest, female competitors are put to the task, testing their speed, strength and agility.
“There will be a total of ten events for this year’s participants to compete in. When all is said and done, the fastest time wins,” shared TVRF Center Manager Ricky Williams.
He added that the competition isn’t just a head-to-head contest, but it helps those taking place push themselves harder in each event.
“Not only are the ladies competing with each other, but it becomes a competition for each participant to achieve a better time than their last attempt, in order to claim the top spot,” Williams commented. “It’s really neat to watch as the ladies compete with not just one another, but themselves.”
During the contest, a staff member will record each competitor’s times and note completion for each event, on their path to be named Fittest Lady.
“We will be testing their speed, balance, coordination and core strength, along with some other factors during this year’s competition,” Williams said.
Ladies must complete each event in order, before being able to move on to the next, and to be eligible for the title, no events may be skipped.
After scheduling a time to complete an event, a fitness center staff member will instruct the competitor on how many reps and what form they are required to complete in order to check that portion of the contest off of the list.
The Fittest Ladies Contest will run for the entire month of May, providing plenty of time for participants to complete the events.
“We do encourage competitors to get an early start, and to keep an eye on the leader board throughout the contest. If they see that someone has outperformed them, they can always repeat that event to try and earn a better time,” explained Williams.
In order to compete, participants will be required to pay a $10 entry fee. The fee will include participation in the ten events just once, and an additional fee will need to be paid to enter the competition again.
“The ladies can compete as many times as they would like until the close of the contest, to try and outdo the other competitors,” Williams said.
Once the contest closes, the 2021 Tygart Valley Rehabilitation and Fitness Fittest Lady will be named.
And in addition to earning some major bragging rights, the winner will claim a cash payout and a trophy.
“The sum of the cash payout depends on the number of participants,” Williams voiced. “The more competitors, the higher the payout. So, get your friends and family together and get to work!”
The Fittest Ladies Contest is designed to inspire everyone to work hard, become healthier through increased exercise and to encourage healthier eating habits, while motivating participants to push to be the fittest of them all.
“We hope that it also encourages everyone, both men and women, to become healthier,” noted Williams. “And who wouldn’t want the chance to win a cash payout and a trophy?”
During last year’s competition, 19 females from six different counties put themselves and each other to the test in this annual event.
At the end of the contest Grafton High School’s Frederique Maloley was named as the 2020 Fittest Lady.
With past events like dumbbell push presses, rowing, pull-ups, chin-ups, running and reps with the battle ropes, and a desire to make each year more intense than the last, the 2021 contest is sure to test each participant’s strength and endurance.
“This contest has grown throughout the years and continues to be a success,” expressed Williams. “Let’s see who the fittest lady is in the area once again!”
Those interested in taking part in this year’s competition, or those wishing to obtain more information and rules for the contest, should call Tygart Valley Rehabilitation and Fitness Center at 304-265-2191.

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