OVER the past few years we have seen an incredible increase worldwide in the popularity of military-style obstacle course events.
Last year alone, half a million participants tested their strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie in “Tough Mudder” events and, by doing so, contributed to Legacy Australia.
Liz McDougall, Media and Communications Officer for Legacy, said the organisation had received more than $300,000 since the inception of “Tough Mudders”.
“This is a truly magnificent help for us and one we appreciate very much.”
Mally McCormack, Gym and Group Fitness Coordinator at SportUNE said these type of events required specialist training and SportUNE would be bringing back its popular Bootcamp classes.
The six-week program, beginning on October 28, on a Monday and Wednesday morning at 6am, will see participants dragging ropes, flipping tyres, carrying weight- bearing objects and basically pushing themselves to their limits.
“It is a great way to take your fitness to a whole new level, train outdoors and achieve results in a short period if you would like to,” McCormack said.
“Our instructors are all fully qualified and often compete in military-style events themselves, so if you are involved in these events or would like to be, it is an ideal way to train.
“The classes are hard work but very rewarding and promote fat loss, build strength, increase energy levels, help to decrease stress and the routine varies each week, so it is not boring.
“The camaraderie is strong, hence you have that extra level of motivation and support.”
“They are physically and mentally challenging and not for beginners or the faint-hearted but if you are considering your fitness we certainly have plenty of other programs on offer for all levels of fitness,” McCormack added.
To join up, the cost is $100 for members and $120 for non-members.
Fitness testing will take place on the first day and also at the end of the six-week camp.
If bootcamp sounds like your thing, contact McCormack at SportUNE on 6773 3856.