Equipment: Equipment as used in Tough Mudder and Spartan races
Students should bring: Water, towel, and proper athletic attire and shoes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Avoid eating a large meal 30 minutes before class
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The key to this program is fun and not doing traditional workout routines. We get kids to move through the process of overcoming obstacles similar to that seen in Tough Mudder and Spartan races. We have a ramp like Ninja Warrior and Tough Mudder. We mix up the workouts daily so they will never get bored.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
They lack structure and purpose. They tend to do what they enjoy and what they are good at rather than what they need. Males in the weight room and females that do yoga and pilates. This should be switched.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
[I was] always injured as a kid. [I] started physical therapy at 12 and never knew what I was doing. Tried to do it on my own. My business partner Mike has always been an active. He always gravitated to sports without a team focus- archery, cross country, [and] water sports [such as] wakeboarding [and] waterskiing.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We created this unique program for the kids that are not part of an organized team so they will see and feel the benefits of movement that those who are active get. Exercise and movement will help all other areas of life improve.
Realizing the challenges of balancing family, career, and health, Brien Shamp decided to help mothers reduce stress and boost self-confidence via exercise. Pulling from his years of industry experience and fitness certifications, Brien spearheaded the boot-camp fitness program that has been lauded on Best of the Bay. He works with trainers at multiple gyms to lead women and other fitness-seekers through creative, constantly varied workouts. In addition to classes, Brien provides his clients with comprehensive nutritional advice while warning them of common diet mistakes, such as eating snacks with too much sugar or the realistic-looking plastic scones in their child's tea set.