Adventure course, obstacle course, boot camp, TRX rack, outdoor fitness structures, outdoor training facility, whatever you want to call it, we are excited to be able to offer such facilities to our members on BOTH sides of town! Many of you have been following our progress as we build our new outdoor fitness facility at our Mequon location, however not all of you seem to know that we have an existing functional training space and structure at our West Brookfield location. Check out photos of both facilities below!
As the weather gets warmer we all like doing more and more activities outdoors. The great thing is that we can get a really good workout in as well without the use of any special equipment.
If you are out for a run or walk, you can add in bodyweight exercises. Squats, lunges, push ups, pull-ups (or arm hangs), jumping jacks or burpees are easy to add. Every time you get to a corner or some other landmark, do your bodyweight exercise.
Another option is using the park. While your kids are playing, you can use the park benches for things like pushups, dips, step-ups, and planks. These will all help you get your exercise in (a great way to squeeze in more activity to reach the suggested guidelines!) Add in a jog from the play area to the bench you are using to incorporate cardio in your strength training.
So, save the gym for your more guided workouts, either with a trainer or in a group exercise class. With just a little creativity, you can get a great workout in while enjoying the great summer weather we wait for all winter! (And make sure you are staying properly hydrated in the heat & sun!)
We understand the value of outdoor workouts at Elite Sports Clubs! That’s why we offer many of our small group training programs outdoors too! Check out Outdoor Boot Camp at our Mequon location, or Train Like a Trainer out of our North Shore location. We also have great set-ups for outdoor yoga utilizing our pool & backyard decks, plus TRX, boot camp, functional, and obstacle course training using our outdoor green space at all of our clubs and specially built structures at our Mequon & West Brookfield clubs.
What is your favorite outdoor workout? How do you utilize park structures for bodyweight exercises? Tell us in the comments!
We are excited to announce that Elite Sports Club-Mequon is building a new specialty outdoor boot camp & obstacle course training area! The equipment (detailed below) will be offered as a part of personal and small group training to our members. This is something many of our members have been asking for and we are happy to be able to provide such a unique outdoor space to really help members enhance their fitness and athletic ability. We hope this setup will not only be able to help members get in shape, but also help prepare them for the very popular obstacle course adventure races such as Tough Mudder, Muddy Buddy, Warrior Dash, and Dirty Girl. We look forward to showing you the progress of the build in the coming weeks with hopes of offering classes by our next small group training session!
Now to the good stuff! As far as the space itself, it is going to be broken up into 3 different areas, so for clarification we will call these Area 1, Area 2, and Area 3.
Area 1 – located south of the air conditioning unit
Area 1 will be composed of 4 specific structures, tires, a bench, dip bars, and a rebounding wall.
Tires – We are going to have 2 tires standing up on end, buried about 2/3 the way into the ground. These will primarily be used for pounding with a sledgehammer.
Bench – This is going to be an 8ft long bench, that will be about 3-4 feet wide, and 20 inches tall. We will primarily use this for doing box jumps, step-ups, and incline push-ups.
Dip Bars – These will be 2 parallel bars that will be about 3-4 feet tall and 2-2.5 feet apart, and will primarily be used for triceps dips and core work.
Rebounding Wall – This will be on the re-enforced side of the wall surrounding the air conditioning unit, used for doing medicine ball slams.
Area 2 – located just north of the air conditioning unit
This will be our largest and most noticeable section of the Boot Camp area. This will be where we have the pull-up structures, monkey bars, and over-under logs
Pull-Up Structures – We are going to have 2 6x6x10 structures with pull-up bars on each side. There will also be a climbing rope attached to the top in the center of the unit and battling ropes on the bottom.
Monkey bars – The Monkey Bars will be 10 feet long, connecting the 2 pull-up structures. We will also be able to attach TRX units to these for doing different TRX exercises. On each end, we are going to have a high rebounding target for doing medicine tosses.
Over-Under Logs – We will have 5 different logs of varying height that will be between 6-8 feet long and anywhere between 3-5 ft tall.
Area 3 – located just north of area 2 on the other side of the emergency door for the tennis courts
This area will be where we will have the power sled and agility tires.
Areas 1 and 2 will be covered with wood chips, while area 3 will be grass. We will be building a fence around the air conditioning unit to protect and beautify it.