Young Girl Beats JROTC Cadet in Push-Up Contest (VIDEO)
09/15/2014 AT 11:30 AM EDT
Well, at an Active Heroes fundraiser in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sept. 6, one 10-year-old girl didn't even think twice about doing just that.
The video finds the competition already in progress, and it's kind of one-sided, to be honest: By the end, the poor cadet is just sort of arching his back in time, while Kaylyn Mintz is still going strong. (The competition was part of a series of fitness challenges – unsurprisingly, Mintz is also a beast at planks.)
The video, taken by Kimberly Munley (one of the police officers injured in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood), has since gone viral. Munley called Mintz "her new hero" in a Facebook post, which is definitely saying something.
The video is attracting attention to a number of good causes, including Active Heroes, which provides members of the military on active duty and their families with therapy, financial assistance and other outreach to "manage the stress and the triggering points that lead to suicide."
Mintz is also a competitive gymnast who trains 17-20 hours a week. And in October, she and her coach are traveling to the USAG Olympic Training Center in Houston to try out for a position on the U.S. Junior Olympic team. Her family has launched a GoFundMe page to help cover expenses for her trip: You can donate to it here.
And the next time some unassuming young girl challenges you to a push-up contest, think twice.