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Who wants to get muddy?
So, it seems like obstacle course racing is really hot these days. I know you’ve seen the pictures of people doing the army crawl under barbed wire and through the mud! There are a dozen or so different races happening all the time with many of them right here in NC. So maybe you have been thinking about entering one? They range in length from 3 miles to 12 miles! Which one is right for you?
Let’s look at what is considered to be the toughest race out there. It’s called Tough Mudder and it’s typically 12 miles long and full of obstacles to push you physically and mentally to your limits. Think of it as the Daytona 500 of Obstacle Course Racing. But before you enter a 12 mile race you may consider something shorter like a 5K. (3.1 Miles) They are still full of challenging obstacles but with a shorter distance. Some have goofy themes to them and some even offer a free beer at the finish line! Warrior Dash is one of these races and there happens to be one coming to Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC on May 17th. www.warriordash.com
So maybe you’re interested but haven’t been to a gym in years and think you could never be in good enough shape to enter a 5K obstacle course race. Maybe you are hitting the gym 3 to 4 times a week but feel like you have reached a plateau in your training. This is where 9Round can help! But first let’s look again at Tough Mudder…the biggest and toughest race of its kind. How do you train for something like that?
The Tough Mudder website has a Boot Camp style workout plan that they recommend you complete to get yourself ready. The workout is full of grueling military boot camp style exercises designed to whip anybody into shape. While the website can tell you what to do it lacks some very important key ingredients. It lacks instruction and motivation. That’s where 9Round 30 Minute Kickboxing Fitness comes into play.
9Round doesn’t use complicated machines nor is it 30 minutes of boring cardio. 9Round is a full body workout that takes a world champion kick boxer’s training, old school Philly style boxing, and packages it into a sweat dripping, fun, addicting, 30 Minute Workout. You will build strength, stamina, and endurance doing the 9Round workout. When compared to the Tough Mudder boot camp style workout it covers everything PLUS the excitement of putting on a pair of boxing gloves and pounding out the day’s frustration on 6 different punching bags. In addition you have a trainer on the floor with you at all times. The trainer helps you with form and pushes you to achieve things you never thought possible. Another great thing about 9Round is that there are NO CLASS TIMES! Because of the circuit training format we start a new round every 3 minutes so you are never late. And the workout changes every day so you never get bored.
And no kickboxing experience is needed and it doesn’t matter if you are beginner or world champion fighter. The 9Round Circuit allows you to workout at your own pace. You’re never against anybody except yourself. The trainers will teach you classic boxing punches and powerful round house kicks. 9Round is ideal for both men and women of all ages and fitness levels.
Compare 9Round to the classic “Big Box” gym or other high intensity workouts available today. At 9 Round you will never wonder what to do next or wait on a machine or weight bench like at your local gym. And while high intensity interval training is wildly popular these days the other guys only offer a limited number of class times, it cost twice or 3 times as much, your grouped together with other fitness levels, and there is no time for personal one on one coaching like you will receive at 9Round. In addition 9Round provides its member’s exclusive access to an online nutrition portal packed full of healthy eating ideas and plain English instruction on how to turn your body into a fat burning machine. All this at an average price of $49 a month!
So is 2014 the year you complete that bucket list item of entering an obstacle course race? The 9Round workout is guaranteed to have you faster, stronger, and ready to take on any challenge. Visit www.9round.com and search for a location near you. Your first workout is always free so what do you have to lose other than a few extra pounds? At 9Round we are dedicated to helping each client reach their personal fitness goals. So Get In, Get Addicted, and Get Fit…9Rounds at a time.
(9Round 30 Minute Kickboxing Fitness locations are individually owned and operated so pricing, promotions, discounts, etc. may vary between locations. 9Round is non-combative so you get fit, never hit!)
9Round of Denver, NC
7585 Hwy 73
Denver, NC 28037