Rugged Fitness

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1870 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT 06109 1870 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield Directions
Today 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Closed All Hours
+18604369777
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  • Hours
    Sun
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Mon
    12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Tue-Thu
    6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
    Fri
    6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    Sat
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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It's great
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Awesome gym ... be ready to work without the big gym pressure :-)
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Great communication, looking forward to get training!
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Had an awesome class and everyone was stuck together as a team. thanks
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I think I will really benefit from the classes
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Great workouts!
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awesome trainers!
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Great workout!
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I had a really great first class at Rugged Fitness! I was impressed with the facility, and the workout was really fun. I wrote about my first-time experience here: http://theloveofchocolate.wordpress.com/2012/08/18/are-you-rugged/. I will absolutely be going back for more classes!
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I have attended two boot camp classes thus far and have loved it. I am going to try to incorporate this program into my workout routine at least two times per week. Anne Reilly
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After Brian Ayers earned his degree in fitness management and went to work in a corporate fitness setting, he discovered a new kind of training—one that involved challenges such as boxing, mud races, and obstacle courses. "I moved away from using machines and dumbbell exercises to exercises that will get people in shape for more athletic things," he says. In June 2011, he decided to open a studio dedicated to the philosophy of embracing challenge, and Rugged Fitness was born.

Traditional machines do not exist at Rugged Fitness. Instead, there's plenty of space for boot-camp workouts, a pull-up area with TRX bands, and 11 heavy bags for boxing classes, which never exceed 11 pupils. Outside, giant tires patiently wait to be lifted and flipped, and an obstacle course with monkey bars, army-crawl netting, and a climbing wall dares visitors to push themselves to their limit. During the interval-based boot camps, students might heft sledgehammers one minute and drop for pushups the next. Because activities focus on increments of time, rather than specific weights or numbers of reps, everyone can calibrate the exercises to their ability level. And the students do have a range of abilities—some are fitness aficionados, whereas others are complete beginners, and one student dropped more than 100 pounds.

To challenge and encourage students, Brian gathered a staff of experienced coaches, which includes a former professional boxer and an amateur mixed-martial-arts fighter. "Our coaches are all very hands-on," he says, "Everything they they're putting you through, they've done. It's not just someone sitting back with a cheeseburger telling you to do pushups." That spirit of camaraderie extends throughout Rugged Fitness's clientele. "You're all struggling through these crazy workouts we're going to put you through," Brian says. Even outside the gym, members frequently band together to complete mud runs, obstacle courses, and marathon Macarena sessions.

To supplement the classes—which include kickboxing, kettlebell conditioning, and the once-a-week Rugged Boot Camp challenge—the trainers offer one-on-one nutrition counseling. An online nutrition program helps steer guests toward healthier diets, analyzing what they're eating based on the calories, nutritional components, and number of Flintstone vitamins hiding in foods.

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8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Tue-Thu
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Fri
6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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