Training classes to help you get fit for FITTEST
The 2013 AFM FITTEST presented by Trigger Point Performance is right around the corner! In less than two months, Camp Mabry will be filled with weekend warriors, long-distance runners, fitness newbies, CrossFitters, and every other active-minded person in the Austin area. There is still plenty of time to prepare to have fun and to push your performance with the 12 fitness tests that comprise the event. Here are some of the test sponsors’ classes and sessions; at these programs, you can actually try out ten of the tests to see where you stand as well as how you can best improve. You can also visit afmfittest.com for a list of more training groups (we’ll be updated the website as new training opportunities come up) and ideas on how best to prepare for each test.
AFM FITTEST Training Programs
AFM FITTEST Trials at Pure Austin Quarry Lake
Date/Time: 6/1 at 10 a.m. – noon
Location: Pure Austin Quarry Lake
What you get: Training for the AFM FITTEST with Greg Cook, the 2012 Overall Winner. Know what to expect at the AFM FITTEST, at this run-through, which will get you familiar with the event.
What it costs: members $15/ non-members $20
There is NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION.
Register or learn more here or contact Greg Cook via email at GregC@pureaustin.com with any questions.
Dane’s Body Shop AFM FITTEST Training
Date/Time: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20 at 11 a.m.
Location: Dane’s Body Shop, 4227 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78751
Age 30-39 division winner, Dane Krager and 40-49 division winner, Tim Zeddies, along with their team of coaches from Dane’s Body Shop, will be developing, coaching and participating in benchmarks for every event in the AFM FITTEST.
Technique Specific Training every Saturday at 11 a.m. April 6 until April 20!
Three training sessions plus 30 minutes conditioning boot camp at the end of every session.
Training will incorporate technique and strategy in both the Team and Individual competition.
What you get:
1. A deep understanding of the strategy needed to do great as an individual competitor or as a four-person Team.
2. Three specific training sessions that will be structured to help you work on any one and/or all events you need help with. We will be training proper technique for each event.
3. A specially designed conditioning program for success in the AFM FITTEST every Saturday after Training Sessions.
What it costs: $15 for each drop-in session
Sign up HERE
2013 AFM FITTEST Training Camp at Castle Hill Fitness
Date/Time: April 4 – May 2 OR April 6 – May 4 Thursdays at 7 p.m. or Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Location: Castle Hill Fitness, 1112 N. Lamar Blvd
This series of classes will prepare you to complete this year’s
AFM FITTEST on June 15. Each class covers two of the ten testing events and teaches exercises that you can perform to test yourself and improve your strength, agility, and endurance come event day. Get a discount when you sign up for all five classes (choose Thursdays or Saturdays), or drop-in on the classes that you need the most. Class series may repeat based on participant demand.
What it costs: $20 drop-in,
*Cannot mix Thursday/Saturday classes; must attend all five Thursdays or all five Saturdays to get discounted rate.
SESSION 1: POWER
Good for Standing Med Ball Toss + Standing Broad Jump
Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m./ Saturday, April 6 at 8 a.m.
SESSION 2: SPEED + ACCURACY
Good for 40-Yard Dash + Precision Throw
Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m./Saturday, April 13, at 8 a.m.
SESSION 3: AGILITY + UPPER BODY STRENGTH
Good for Agility Cone Run + Pull-Ups
Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m./Saturday, April 20 at 8 a.m.
CONDITIONING + SPEED
Good for Burpees + Interval Run
Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m./Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m.
SESSION 5: AEROBIC ENDURANCE + OVERALL STRENGTH
Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m./Saturday, May 4, at 8 a.m.
Note: Some classes will meet offsite; sign up in advance so you know where to go. Classes are subject to change without notice. Stay up to date by visiting our events calendar online.
Note that these workshops prepare you for ten of the 12 fitness tests; there are two new mystery tests this year, which will be revealed on the event date at the site. These two new tests are in addition to the existing ten that were conducted last year and were incorporated to provide testing on some physical abilities not currently scored as well as to create excitement and an ‘X’ factor that could change the outcome for competitors. Best advice in preparing? Attend the local programs that the 2013 AFM FITTEST sponsors have developed and maintain a well-rounded training program that incorporates endurance, speed, strength, flexibility, power, and mental fortitude.
We hope you’re as excited as we are about the second annual AFM FITTEST. We can’t wait to see the action unfold, as people of all ages and fitness levels come together for a fun field day for grown-ups in Austin, Texas—the fittest city in America!