Apr 16, 2011 5:15 PM by Danielle Lerner

SLO firefighters and "Average Joes" battle it out during Pushups for Charity

More than 100 people in San Luis Obispo put their physical fitness to the test Saturday and it was all for a great cause.

The second annual Pushups for Charity event took over the Athlon Elite Fitness Center Saturday morning. Members of the San Luis Obispo Fire Department battled it out against more than 80 "Average Joes" to see who could do the most pushups in 90 seconds.

Each participant collected pledges from the community beforehand and all of the money raised benefits the Wounded Warriors Project. Organizers were hoping to beat last year's total of $5,000.

"We had people come from Vandenberg Air Force Base, all the way up to Cayucos to be here, so this county is definitely a very supportive, and just a great place to live," said Ryan Joiner, Owner of Athlon Fitness and Performance.

A San Luis Obispo firefighter did the most pushups, finishing 143 in just 90 seconds. Saturday's competition was one of about 100 taking place across the country.


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