Jade Lendon, Lukas Kolobara and Jacob Shkwarok completed the grueling workout circuit and are part of the Mighty 300 Club at Maple Ridge Secondary. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Trio join Maple Ridge secondary’s Mighty 300 Club

Many have tried, few have succeeded

There are three new Spartans who joined the Ramblers Mighty 300 Club this year.

The 300 Club is a small group of students who have successfully completed a workout challenge cast by the school’s physical education department.

Bill McCrae founded it, billed as the workout used by actors to get in shape for the movie 300, about ripped Spartan warriors and the battle of Thermopylae.

The routine is so hard that McCrae considers the 50-pushup portion a “rest.”

Jade Lenton, a track star who will be gunning for a podium spot at the provincials this year, joined her older brother Jorrin in the club. He made it two years ago.

“It was extremely hard. But I knew if I could do it, I could hold it over him,” she said with a smirk.

Jacob Shkwarok, a Grade 11 who played defence for the Ridge Meadows Rustlers bantam A1 team, managed to join the club on his third attempt.

After he had vomited, he felt good about it.

“I just wanted to get my name on that board,” he said, pointing to a list on the wall of all the Mighty 300 Club members.

The third student was Grade 12 Lukas Kolobara, who also made it on his third attempt.

Afterward, he felt like his body had been run over by a phalanx.

The routine:

• 25 chinups;

• 50 dead lifts with 135-pound barbell;

• 50 pushups;

• 50 box jumps;

• 50 floor wipes while holding up a 135-pound bench press;

• 50 kettle bell raises – 25 for each arm;

• another 25 chin ups.

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