Frequently asked questions

We get many questions about our program. Here are several questions we can answer for you.

Applications will go live January 16th and be available until February 20th.  The DUE DATE is February 20th and MUST be turned into Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne on this date.  

If you are selected as a contestant, the only program costs you will incur will be for a set of boxing gloves (we provide) at approximately $25.   There are events outside of FWSW that contestants participate in and those events would be at your own expense.

Part of the application process requires you to make a visit with your doctor and get their "blessing" to participate.  There is a physicians release form that is a requirement as part of the application process.  This is a physical program. There will be stairs, running, swimming, crawling, weights, etc. used or performed during this 15 week program.

As a contestant, it will be required to "blog" throughout the entire program.  This is done on a computer or tablet on our website.  There are options where you could visit a friend or family member, public library or your office where you can provide this blogging.  We provide detailed instructions in the orientation if you are selected as a contestant.

That's a great question.  Once all the applications are received, the entire FWSW board gathers and watches together every single video, reviews every single application and together as a team ultimately decides who the 25 contestants will be.

FWSW will provide Running Training Groups. MANDATORY you attend (2) of the (3) meeting times. Options- Wednesday 6:00 p.m. meet at Deer Ridge Elementary; Thursday 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA outdoor course Dupont Road & Saturday’s at 7:00 a.m.-North group meet at YMCA on Dupont and SW group meet at Deer Ridge on Scott road.


There will also be jogging/running during various times of training Tuesday-Friday.

Weigh in EVERY Monday at 6:00PM to 6:30PM.  PLEASE BE ON TIME WITH YOUR TEAM.  We weigh in as a TEAM!

NUTRITION Class is EVERY MONDAY night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PLEASE be on time. Plan your dinner accordingly. You may bring your dinner and eat in your chair.

TRAINING- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday- 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
• PLEASE be on time in the gym and ready to work! We will have swim class every Thursday through out the 15 weeks. Swimming will take place at Spiece Fieldouse.  PLEASE be in the pool no later than 6:00 a.m.! PLEASE bring your own towel for these workouts. Saturday & or Sunday is MANDATORY training of your choice you may do a class at Spiece , run or bike on your own. You may choose the class you want to take. Rick will implement TEAM CHALLENGES (example stair climber, Jacob Ladder etc. etc.) You will be required to do on your own time. FWSW will provide Running Training Groups. MANDATORY you attend (2) of the (3) meeting times. Options- Wednesday 6:00 p.m. meet at Deer Ridge Elementary; Thursday 6:30 p.m. at the YMCA outdoor course Dupont Road & Saturday’s at 7:00 a.m.-North group meet at YMCA on Dupont and SW group meet at Deer Ridge on Scott road.

ATTENDANCE-If you miss more than complete week, which is described above you, will be removed from the program! This program is VERY INTENSE! We ONLY have 15 weeks thus we want you to get the most from this program. NO EXCUSES! REMEMBER you were selected from 100’s of applicants!