If you’re not yet familiar with the 22KILL movement, you should be. This global campaign is raising awareness about the obstacles U.S. veterans face each day. Named for the 22 veterans who commit suicide daily, 22KILL has launched #22Pushups, a viral challenge to spark a conversation about a serious issue. The goal is to have 22 million pushups completed in honor of veterans, and it’s gaining popularity as celebrities have been showing their stuff on social media.
New Jersey’s own Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jessie James Decker recently completed the 22 Pushup Challenge and we were extremely impressed with how effortlessly they were able to bust out all 22 pushups! So impressed, that we decided to take a trip to Florham Park Fitness, where both moms-of-two work with celebrity trainer Anthony Michael.
Anthony (who was fresh off a workout with Snooki!) taught us the proper way to do a push up so we could complete the challenge. Arms should be slightly further apart than shoulder width and rather than bringing your body all the way to the floor, make a 90 degree angle with your elbows.
The OMJ girls did the #22pushupchallenge with celebrity trainer @anthonymichael_fitness @anthonymichaelfit ???????????????? We challenge all the #RHONJ ladies past and present @melissagorga @teresagiudice @jaclaurita @siggy.flicker @dolorescatania @amber_marchese_tv_personality @dinamanzo and Ant challenges @joeygorga! #88pushups #88pushupchallenge #22kill #RHONJ
Even with Anthony’s tips, we realized that the pushup challenge is much more difficult than it looks. Although we’re not fitness buffs yet, the four of us did complete all 22 pushups! Watch below for a tour of Florham Park Fitness, Anthony’s pushup tutorial (and a few other helpful fitness tips) and our full 22 Pushup Challenge!
Now that OMJ has done 88 pushups (22 times the four of us), we’re nominating all Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members (past and present) to try it, too! Anthony, who totally put us to shame with his pushups, personally nominated Joe Gorga. We can’t wait to see what they’ve got!