Newsletter Jan 2016

Christmas 2015 has passed and the big fat goose likely got eaten along with the choccies, the mince pies and of course the booze! Good job then that Obstafit Bootcamp has started up again! We’ve got lots of news to share with you. New equipment for bootcamp, technique sessions, news on our permanent site, next obstafit social plus some training tips from Mike on how to train for the front lever!

BOOTCAMP 2016 (Roath Rec Saturday 9.15am)

First of all we would like to welcome all the newcomers that came along to the first bootcamp of 2016 last week, it was a great session, we even got the big wall out! For those that didn’t see it on facebook here’s the vid:

 

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Posted by Obstafit on Saturday, January 9, 2016

We are planning on making bootcamp bigger and better this year. We will be introducing new equipment throughout the year plus hopefully some new portable obstacles. Come along on Saturday 15th Feb to trial out our new sandbag. We’re going to have some fun with these as we know how much you all loved the sandbag carry at Spartan Race and Dirty Dozen race last year 😀

iNVNCBL RACE TEAM OBSTAFIT

iNVNCBL are putting on three obstacle races this year, plus a new medal/achievement for completing all three called THE TRIAD. Locations are Margam Park, Pembrey Country Park and Coedarhydyglyn Estate in Cardiff. As usual we will be taking a team with us in our legendary bright green tshirts. If you want to join us on any of the races please send us an email ‘info@obstafit.co.uk’ indicating which race/s you would like to attend and we will reply with the details that we need from you. iNVNCBL are offering discounts for groups of 5 or 10 so it’s worth joining the team even if it’s only to get the discount, you don’t have to run with us if you don’t want to – but then who doesn’t want to run with the coolest team in the race!

Hopefully we will be setting up our Gazebo again on the day and will have some more fun fitness challenges for you to try out and win some stuff!

OBSTAFIT TECHNIQUE SESSIONS

Yes it’s finally happening, we are going to offer some OCR technique sessions shortly. The sessions will be based at both uFit gym and at our bootcamp location at Roath Rec in Cardiff. They will focus on technique for overcoming obstacles such as the monkey bars, the climbing rope and the wall – usually the 3 obstacles that most people tend to fear at races. You will be surprised how much easier tackling obstacles can be when using good technique.

Pester Mikey for more details on these, he will be arranging dates for you all soon 🙂

NEXT SOCIAL?

Well sadly our christmas social didn’t happen, you were just too busy attending other parties 🙁 So we need to setup another one asap! We’re thinking we should stick to The North Star pub on North Road Cardiff, it was a success last time with plenty of room for us all. A Friday or Saturday night could be good, have a think about which dates are good for you over the next month or so and we will have a discussion about it at bootcamp!

OBSTAFIT PERM SITE

We realise you guys have been itching for info regarding our permanent site. Plans are still ongoing, it is taking a lot longer than we had hoped, but then we have had many ‘obstacles’ put in our way 🙂
We promise, 2016 is going to be the year that it all happens. Watch this space, we are now looking at indoor locations so you guys can train all year round at the first indoor OCR playground in Wales, in fact in the UK!!!

Written By: Gareth

I'm a full qualified PT with a number of OCR's on my CV including the legendary winter Tough Guy. Also a former Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion and Black Belt! You'll usually find me over Roath Rec beasting training the guys to help them overcome their obstacles :D

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