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6 Amazing Bodies of Squid Game: The Challenge Contestants

"I'm alive because I did my best to survive," said Cho Sang-Woo in the original Squid Game TV series. Now in the new reality show, real-life people are trying to make it to the end. From Trey Plutnicki's marathon prowess to Lorenzo Nobilio's passion for hiking, each contestant's dedication to staying fit is revealed. Additionally, the article delves into their experiences during and after the show, shedding light on how the challenges impacted their lives, relationships, and personal growth. Whether it's finding inspiration through adversity or embracing a healthier lifestyle, these contestants' stories showcase the transformative power of physical activity and self-discovery in the world of reality television.


Trey Plutnicki


Trey Plutnicki doesn't just compete on reality TV shows. He also competes in marathons. Plutnicki shared this set of photos on Instagram of himself after a race. He captioned the post, "Born to have numbers on my shirt. So grateful and happy." The Deborah Heart & Lung Center states that running is a great workout. "Since running is a weight-bearing exercise, it helps keep your bones stronger as you age. What you may be surprised to hear, however, is that running is also good for your joints. Many people think running wreaks havoc on joints, but it may actually strengthen joints and the muscles around them, making it less likely you'll have arthritis."


Lorenzo Nobilio


Lorenzo Nobilio likes to hike to stay in shape. He shared this set of photos on Instagram of himself hiking up to the Hollywood Sign. Harvard Health states that hiking has a lot of benefits. "Hiking is one of the best ways to boost body and soul. For starters, it's great for building muscles in the lower body. Hiking uphill works the muscles in your hips and buttocks, while going downhill works the quads (the muscles in the fronts of your thighs)…Hiking up and down uneven terrain requires more energy than walking on a level surface. Your body has to work harder, thereby increasing your heart rate, burning more calories, and improving cardiovascular fitness."


Dani Templet


After being eliminated, Dani Templet talked about what she enjoyed about doing the show to ScreenRant. "I really enjoyed not having my cell phone 24/7," Templet revealed. "It gave me a chance to get to know people on a real level and listen to them–active listening. When I did get out of the game and they did return our phones, I tried to not look at it as much as possible. Then, when I did return home, I stayed offline for probably two weeks."


Spencer Hawkins


Spencer Hawkins told ScreenRant that doing the show made him realize that he had to make some big life changes. "I think for me, the biggest thing coming away from the show was, because of some of the conversations I had with other contestants there, I was able to realize that I was in a toxic relationship. I was no longer able to ignore that fact, and I tried to see if that could make the relationship healthy again, but ultimately, I had to move on. Along with that, I just had recovered from cancer a few years prior, and been focused on adding good things into my life. I realized that I become complacent, and this show provided another opportunity for me to focus again on investing in myself. I have, since then, begun producing a play that I wrote years ago as well as working on publishing a book. So, a lot of good things."


Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa


Jessica "Figgy" Figueroa previously appeared as a contestant on Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X. She does a lot of outdoor workouts to stay in shape, and shares a lot of them on Instagram. One thing Figueroa likes to do is kayak. She shared this set of photos of herself kayaking on Lake Dillon, captioning them, "Paddling into Monday like…"


Bryton Constantin


Prior to appearing on Squid Game: The Challenge, Bryton Constantin was a fitness influencer. He shared a lot of workout videos on Instagram, both serious and humorous. Constantin likes to weight train to keep himself in shape. He shared this video of himself and his friend doing weight training exercises like deadlifts. According to the Mayo Clinic, strength training has a lot of benefits. "Strength training can help you manage or lose weight, and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories."

Anna Bechtel
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