Murph Challenge Helps Raise Money in Honor of Veterans


Murph Challenge

There are many ways to honor a veteran on Memorial Day, but a unique event could give you a taste of a soldier’s training regimen.

The Advanced Movement Studio in Appleton, Wisconsin teamed up with the nationwide “Murph” Challenge, a workout that honors Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan in 2005.

“We have clients that are retired veterans of the U.S. military,” Advanced Movement Marketing Director Jayne Lang said. “As we have worked with these clients, we felt inspired to do something to pay tribute to their service and the service of all veterans and active duty service personnel.”

The “Murph” Challenge will test the limits of participants’ strength, speed and endurance. The attendants will run one mile before doing 100 pull-ups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and to finish they must run another mile. For an added degree of difficulty, participants can perform the workout while wearing a 20 ­pound vest or body armor. Teams of people are also encouraged to register and complete the exercises together.

“It is quite a challenge even for someone that is used to exercising intensively,” Lang said.

Advanced Movement Studio

Throughout the challenge, some people will also be using a Garmin VIRB to capture the experience. Advanced Movement owner Andrew Braun uses Garmin products while training his members and sees them as an asset during this challenge and other workouts.

“Having health and fitness components and technology like the Garmin Forerunner can help put perspective into why all the time and effort is put into a healthy and active lifestyle,” Braun said.

Find your local “Murph” Challenge location at There is a $48 registration fee and every dollar goes directly to The Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. 

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