I had an incredible discussion this weekend with one of my best girl friends who just happens to work in PR and social media. I have been dragging my feet about proudly displaying details on my program in fear that it might not work out. I don’t know why I feel the need to have someone approve my idea. That said, she lit a freaking fire under my ass. I’m going to do this on my own, and I’m so confident in this that I want to give my readers a heads up.
Cross Conditioning / OCR – Take Crossfit. Remove the barbell. Practice longer WODs (workout of the day) with a conditioning focus. Add core functional movements.
It all came to me this weekend. I love everything that training for a Spartan Race has to offer, but what if you don’t want to do a race? What if you just want to be an overall better athlete? You want to run a little faster, you want to lift heavier items with ease, and/or you want to improve your overall quality of life with others around you. That’s what this is. It’s for everyone. It prepares you for life.
I am a mom to two incredible girls (a one year old and a two year old). While I was a college athlete, I have had to work just as hard as any other new mom to get my body back in to shape. It was with this cross conditioning method that I found myself in better shape post baby than I was during my post-collegiate days. I was also spending less time at the gym and actually increasing my calorie intake (as a result of an increased metabolism).
This week, I will finalize my plans for my 12 week cross conditioning program, which will also prepare all fitness levels for the Spartan Race in Asheville on August 6, 2016 and/or the Fort Bragg Sprint and Carolinas Beast. It will be hard, but I will hold you accountable. Know this – there will be two options.
- Completely online – I will send you workouts each week, in which you will complete on your own. It will essentially be a guide for those of you who know how to exercise, but do not know how to draft a formal plan.
- Participant Level – In person. Notebooks to track results. Direct conversation with me regularly. Details to be disclosed later this week, but you should expect:
- One in-person speed/hill workout per week in a group setting.
- Two in-person Spartan SGX workouts per week in a group setting.
- One running workout to perform on your own.
- One at home strength workout to perform on your own.
- Group workouts regularly at disclosed locations.
- Group communication.
As a Spartan SGX coach, I will also offer discounts on races and gear with affiliates. Please reach out to me about any questions you have, as I finalize details and get this out to the general public by end of week. As I speak to my results, I dream of seeing my clients do the same. Nothing is more fulfilling than feeling strong and confident.