We’ve worked with our friends at Virgin Active to create a unique workout that will get you fighting fit and ready to face your next Tough Mudder. What to find out more? Read Virgin Active member Kat’s run down of the Mudder Maker class that’s aim is to get you Tough enough…for Tough Mudder.
Kat, 29 from London
Last week, I went to try out my very first Mudder Maker class at my local club. Unique to Virgin Active, this class has been created to help mudders train for a Tough Mudder event and is designed to help you along the way whether it’s your first Tough Mudder (like me) or whether you’re a seasoned legionnaire and wear as many of your coloured headbands as you can.
So here goes…
The instructor was a mudder himself and did a great job of firing everyone up for the class, which consists of a circuit of eleven obstacles, designed to mimic the challenges I’ll face out on the course.
The moves included: partner TiYR pulls, weighted lunges (that seemed to last forever), throwing and bear crawling after a sand bag, frog squats, to name but a few. I would say I worked every muscle in my body – and then some!
My main take home from the class was just how big a part teamwork will play in the real Tough Mudder. All the exercises we did were in a team environment and you need to work together to achieve them (just like on the day). I convinced myself that the obstacles in class were harder than the event because you had to redo them a few times; on the day, they’ll be over quickly. (See? A little bit of good news.)
It’s muddy hard work
Time flew by quickly and I reckon I must’ve burnt off about 500 calories and hit a sweat factor of 9 out of 10, a great workout in a bit of a different environment – the only thing missing was the mud.
The Mudder Maker class was so much fun, and a great all over body workout. I am definitely going to do this class once a week in the run up to the event to help me improve my fitness, strength and teamwork mentality for the big day.
Wish me good luck with my first Tough Mudder at the end of September.
For your closest Mudder Maker class check out virginactive.co.uk