Operation Battle the Bulge

GX Magazine

Think you have what it takes?! Enter our fitness contest Battle the Bulge™ and submit your workout.

Operation Battle the Bulge™ is a contest where individual Guard Soldiers are encouraged to compete in GX magazine’s first ever Battle the Bulge challenge! By utilizing the template provided by Army Master Fitness Trainer SSG Ken Weichert (also known as ‘SGT Ken’), individuals may create and submit one (1) full-​​body workout. The workout must follow the rules and specified guidelines listed on http://​1800goguard​.com/​f​i​t​n​e​s​s​/​c​o​n​t​est. All participants must be current ARNG members and at least 18 years of age.

The Battle the Bulge panel of judges will select one winner. The winner will be selected based on technical merit, creativity and overall effectiveness.

The winning workout will undergo a photo shoot, editing, the print design process, and will be published in a future issue of GX magazine!

Now is your chance to show your state and country your fitness creativity!

Please visit http://​www​.1800goguard​.com/​f​i​t​n​e​s​s​/​c​o​n​t​est for official rules.

SSG Ken Weichert a.k.a. “SGT KEN”


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Ken Weichert

Ken Weichert (a.k.a. "SGT Ken") is an international speaker, six-time U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, Master Fitness and Master Resilience Trainer, and veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Desert Storm. In 1998, Ken founded the longest-running Boot Camp fitness program in America, START Fitness®. Ken has led thousands of Soldiers and civilians to better health through Operation Fit to Fight, a tactical fitness instructor training and testing program designed to prepare Soldiers for Basic Combat Training ("Boot Camp"), deployments, leadership schools and post-deployment recovery. Ken was the focus of an Emmy award-winning feature on CBS, and has been featured numerous times on ABC, NBC and FOX news. Ken was featured in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Business Times newspapers, and 7X7 magazine. Ken has also written over 100 fitness and health articles for magazines such as GX®, Backpacker®, Outside®, Health®, and for the National Guard website.