Seven extreme athletes and one Royal Marine banded together to design Spartan Races' intense miles-long courses, each strewn with obstacles to test resilience, stamina, and strength. Clad in event T-shirts, runners collect smudges and stains as they clamber across mud pits, slide unscathed under barbed wire, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as three miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.
Featured on Dr. Phil and The Biggest Loser and with clients that include numerous Fortune 500 companies, Fulcrum Adventures designs team-building and leadership programs that aim to help organizations and individuals reach their full potential. Teams work together to complete high and low ropes courses, scale up climbing walls, and complete custom workshops, each highlighting the spectrum of valuable ways people can work and learn together. The outfit takes care to ensure that the client's physical and emotional safety is never in jeopardy, meaning no judgmental environments or trust falls over snake pits.
Fitness classes that incorporate suspension-training gear allow patrons at A.R.E.A. 44 to tone muscles left slack by less-advanced gym equipment, and kickboxing or CrossFit classes burn through calories. Students can also opt for a specialty workout, such as pole dancing or Buti fitness, which combines the influences of Brazilian funk, hip-hop, urban Miami dance, and African tribal dance. Personal trainers, some of whom draw from fitness techniques they learned while serving in the Air Force or the US Coast Guard, help clients to get in shape with one-on-one attention.
Stretched across 120 acres, Camp Summertime beckons youngsters to its picturesque grounds that boast three swimming pools, two ponds, and one towering rock wall. As campers delve into activities that range from horseback riding to zip lining, they also build friendships and boost their self-esteem in a noncompetitive environment first cultivated in 1965 by the Lefitz family. This atmosphere continues to thrive as campers bond with one another and their personable counselors over playing carnival games, attending dance parties, and building giant sand castles to live in together.
The friendly carabiner barons at Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing provide aspiring clamberers with a safe, welcoming stead to test their wits and muscles. Open climb is continuously supervised and allows indoor mountaineering for climbers of all ages and levels. Let a helpful staff member outfit you with all the necessary provided gear, and they'll belay vertical wanderers for full exploration of the massive space, which is rife with ropes, colorful step holds, challenging routes, and actors playing mountain goats.