Kickin’ It star) Olivia Holt is dishin’ on the challenge:
Everyone from Michelle Obama to Beyonce is challenging ya
to get moving, but come Monday, there will be a new get-fit-fast gig in
town. Disney XD will be airing a brand-new
special, the first-ever TRYathlon. Celeb competitor (and
So…what’s going on?
Disney is teaming up three kids like you with a pair of
Disney stars (Leo Howard, Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Doc Shaw and Adam Hicks
join Olivia) and a professional athlete from the NFL, WNBA and NBA. The three
teams are going head-to-head in extreme—and extremely zany—fitness challenges.
Olivia was psyched when Disney asked if
she wanted to participate. “I love to be challenged, and I am very
competitive, sports-wise,” she says. “The best element from the TRYathlon is doing
something I have never done before and challenging muscles that I don't
Disney’s TRYathlon is all about trying new things—and that’s
one of Olivia’s favorite parts of the challenge. She says the zip line bicycle
was her favorite activity: “I had never done anything like that! It was so much
Her most difficult activity was what she thought would be
the easiest, the swim relay. Swimming is something she loves to do with her
friends, along with hiking and tumbling. But her favorite workout is Parkour. “I love it,” she says. “It teaches you how to do all sorts of
stunts, and it challenges me.”
Working well with a team is an essential part of the
TRYathlon, Olivia says, and that’s not just a T.V. thing. “I think working out
as a team not only helps you want to keep going and working harder, [but] you [also]
have other people there to challenge you and push you harder,” she says.
Catch the premiere of
Disney’s TRYathlon (and watch Olivia work a bike zipline with her arms!)
Monday, Aug. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.
What kind of things
do you like to do with your friends to stay fit?
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 8/10/2012 5:52:00 PM
POSTED IN Disney, celebrity interviews, fun stuff, sports, workouts, Olivia Holt