August is a big month for the ten Miss Scotland finalists as they take on a series of challenges in the run up to the final on August 27th. Each challenge is designed to test the girls – and help us find the one who will represent Scotland at home, and abroad, for the next year.
Recently the girls faced their fitness challenge at Glasgow’s DMC Fitness – an elite private health and fitness personal training outfit where they were definitely put through their paces!
This challenge has been a focus since the announcement of our finalists in June but our girls are no strangers to keeping fit. Christina Chalk and Julie Govan are both dance fanatics, Tessa Forbes and Stephanie Dunn both run to raise money for cancer charities in June and Romy McCahill has a black belt in karate too!
In the run up to the challenge itself the girls were supported by the team at DMC Fitness. They offer training on a 1-2-1 basis and prior to the challenge each young lady had a private session with Davie McConnachie, Head Coach.
During this session Davie assessed the girls mobility and posture and took them through each exercise that would be used in the challenge. Each girl was then given a program to follow to prepare them for the challenge ahead – and sent home with their program in video format to help them with their own personal practise.
On the day our finalists were time tested on squats, push ups, burpees and a plank – no mean feat! Keeping them motivated throughout were the hardworking DMC team who gave support and encouragement.They also introduced a bit of fun – Owner and Head Coach Davie McConnachie set the finalists a tug of war challenge. It was great and as Davie commented “showed the girls grit, determination and competitive sides.”
Overall Davie was impressed by their performance. “We are very proud of the girls each one really gave it their all.”
We will be announcing the results at our final on August, 27th.
Photo Credits to Mhairi Ferguson, Amye Dolby and Alexandra Rosie Lamont.