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It was published in May 2013, so the information may be out-of-date.
Tough Mudder Training returns to Aquamoves in May and will prepare anyone who is keen to participate in the September 2013 Tough Mudder event.
Tough Mudder is an 18-20 kilometre obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test all round strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie.
Aquamoves Health and Wellbeing Team Leader Jacqui Byrnes is looking forward to the return of the training and says the program works so well because it ensures participants are kept accountable to their goal.
"By making the commitment to join our team and booking your ticket to this exciting event, all excuses go out the door and you will achieve success. Plus the team environment means getting results in a fun and supportive setting," Ms Byrnes said.
"Aquamoves has already entered a team in the challenge and we encourage anyone who is interested to get their friends involved and register as part of our team and take on the journey together!"
"Even if you don't want to do the Tough Mudder event, you can still complete the training; however, the training will set you up should you decide to complete the event."
Aquamoves Tough Mudder Trainer Glenn Archer, who earlier in the year completed a Tough Mudder event with participants he guided through the last round of Aquamoves training, says the whole experience is very rewarding.
"The Tough Mudder journey offers a great sense of achievement, especially when you start and finish as a team. Participants who really doubt themselves in the beginning see their confidence grow as their fitness and coordination increase," Mr Archer said.
"It's also unique, in that everything is based around camaraderie; overcoming your fears and helping each other through, rather than finishing with the quickest time."
Some of the many Tough Mudder obstacles include:
- Swimming through ice water
- Wading through waist deep mud
- Climbing three meter walls and through underground mud tunnels
- Navigating fields of live wires - some carrying as much as 10,000 volts of electric shock
- Running through trenches of fire
- Climbing a mountain of snow
- Swinging through a Tarzan-style series of hanging rings suspended over ice-cold water.
"It's definitely a hard-core challenge, so it's easy to see why training and preparation is strongly recommended before taking something like Tough Mudder on," Glenn said.
The training program starts on 20 May at Aquamoves. Sessions will be held twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday for the first two months, with a third session added for the remainder of the program.
To register, or for more information, contact Aquamoves on (03) 5832 9400. For more information about the Tough Mudder event, visit www.toughmudder.com.au.
- Released 1 May 2013