Last spring, Crusher Race tested runners on more than just their ability to run. The event’s three separate races—a 5K course, a 10K course, and a 10K+ course—contained a fair amount of running paths, but also a slew of natural and man-made obstacles that test runners’ strength, endurance, and ability to bake mud pies that hold their shape. Crusher Race Winter combines the best obstacles of the spring courses while adding winter-themed touches to each test. Participants run, jump, crawl, and climb through at least 15 obstacles scattered across the 5K course. The end of the course features a toasty fire and warm beverage station. Athletes exit the event full of mud, sweat, and sweet swag.
You can't run from your problems. But if you're fast enough, you can run from zombies. That's the idea behind Zombie Fright Run, a 5K that pits runners against the brain-hungry undead on the grounds of Six Flags Great Adventure. As some participants in running gear sprint past roller coasters and around swings, others in full zombie makeup lurch after them, attempting to grab flags from their belts. After the race, participants can spend the rest of the day in the amusement park or boogieing with fellow racers at the after-party.
CrossFit Valley Park's instructors combine lifting, gymnastics, and resistance training to achieve full-body fitness. They implement a variety of tools, such as rowing machines, kettlebells, and medicine balls, and mix up routines daily. Changing exercises keeps boredom away, and the array of motions used preps participants for all physical endeavors. It's a system that can easily be scaled to each member's fitness level, as well. Before starting courses, instructors conduct comprehensive introduction processes that include a beginners' class and an evaluation of clients' current condition and movement limitations. They also keep classes small to ensure everyone receives detailed instructions and personal attention.
At Z Total Body, trainers lead energizing and up-tempo workouts that help clients burn calories, lose weight, and sleep easy at night. Members select from a diverse menu of group fitness classes that range from traditional cardio and abdominal workouts to inventive classes that integrate trampolines or hula-hooping. Instructors also build brawn via interval resistance training and muscle-confusion classes and Wild Card Workouts, which blend cardio and muscle training with full-contact card games of Crazy Eights.
Chesterfield's Catalyst Fitness & Nutrition is a great place to stop in for some fun.
When you're looking to set weight loss or fitness goals, you'll need someone to keep you honest. That's why this place offers amazing personal trainers to help motivate and set strategies to achieve your goals.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So head to Catalyst Fitness & Nutrition for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.
While childhood obesity is a topic that receives widespread attention, registered nurse Jean Huelsing uncovered a facet of the issue that many have overlooked: some of the very "fat camps" designed to help overweight kids slim down were actually part of the problem. She takes issue with these camps’ short-term approach, as they rely on fast-acting diets rather than instilling healthier lifestyle habits. Striving to succeed where other camps failed, Jean started Camp Jump Start in 2003 and, just three years and a score of happy campers later, founded The Living Well Foundation to extend the reach of her holistic-wellness principles.
The organization now hosts a wide range of camps for adults and children alike. They’re held at Living Well Village, which occupies 250 acres in the woods, where campers can develop a love for active pastimes through outdoor activities, such as navigating ropes courses, fishing, and juggling beavers.