Tough Mudder and Virgin Active announce first ever “Mudder Maker” class, helping you overcome any obstacle.
Today Virgin Active and Tough Mudder announce the launch of Mudder Maker – the brand new and unique class designed to help you conquer a Tough Mudder event and life’s fitness obstacles.
Mudder Maker, available exclusively at Virgin Active Health clubs nationwide from July 2015, has been created for participants of all fitness levels. The 30 minute class re-defines obstacle training, putting participants through a circuit of eleven obstacles, designed to mimic the challenges of Tough Mudder events and improve fitness, stability, agility and strength.
Mark Seeto, Virgin Active’s fitness Development Manager commented, “The class will not only test you physically and mentally, but at times will make you work as a team in order to complete it – making it perfect for those training for Tough Mudder, or simply for those wanting to discover something new and test their limits.”
Likewise, Paul Mudge, Tough Mudder Australia, commented, “We are very excited about our partnership with Virgin Active and the addition of the new Mudder Maker class. The class has been designed specifically with Mudders in mind and will give you a great base level of fitness to tackle Tough Mudder, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned Legionnaire.”
The newest full-body workout to hit the country, Mudder Maker is built around the core values of a Tough Mudder – teamwork and camaraderie. Just like the event, the classes are designed for everybody, regardless of fitness level and ability. You choose the intensity level throughout the 30-minute class, but the entire class and the Mudder Maker Team Leader are always motivating you. Due to the distance covered during the event itself, the class is specifically designed to keep you moving. Movements such as commando crawling, carrying your partner ‘fireman’ style and even monkey bars will ensure you clock up plenty of distance in just 30 minutes. There’s also plenty of pushing, pulling, bending, twisting and jumping to give you the skills you need to complete Tough Mudder in style.
Virgin Active has launched this class to the benefit of all their current members and has opened it up to anyone to come try for free by simply booking a visit online.
This exciting partnership was launched last month, with Virgin Active becoming Tough Mudder’s exclusive health club partner in Australia, providing in-club training, online training plans, guest passes and lots of moral support to help participants conquer ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’.
Alongside Mudder Maker, Tough Mudder participants can train for their event by joining one of Virgin Active’s Team Mudder group training teams. There are two programs to choose from, either 8 weeks or 12 weeks, depending on how much preparation participant’s desire. There will be up to 16 people in each team and their chosen Mudder Team Leader will train them twice a week, as well as give them a full week-by-week training plan and guidance on what they specifically need to work on. Sessions are specially designed to tackle certain obstacles in the event. So teams will find themselves racing up the climbing wall, submerged in the pool, crawling under and over each other in a studio and even hitting the pavement in outdoor sessions rain, hail or shine. But the overall focus of this program is the individual’s commitment to the team and come race day they will complete the event together, alongside their Virgin Active Mudder Team Leader.