For those of you that don’t already know there will be a new fitness training center opening in Chicago in just a few short weeks. Located off the corner of Chicago Ave and Paulina is where you’ll find our new home to get fit, have fun, and live healthy. REACH: Beyond Fitness will offer an entirely new way to train and prepare yourself for Crossfit Games, Boxing, and Obstacle Course Racing.

June 7th I flew out to San Diego to participate in the 2-Day Spartan Group X Training program to become a Spartan Coach. We began our training session bright and early Saturday morning June 8th at 8:00am. The program was directed by Joe DiStefano and let me tell you he not only put on a very informative set of training seminars but he also kicked my ass with all the exercises he put us through. We did about a 1-mile run around the Point Loma Sport Center as part of our “Active Recovery” between one of our training lectures along with a slew of other exercises. We also broke into teams and after learning what we did about SGX and each team had to develop a week of workouts for one of the three phases.

Spartan Group X Training is a program that can be implemented at any gym, bootcamp, and for personal training. The program provided a lot of insight on how to create a training program, how to implement a system that trains at various levels and stages in a person’s fitness endeavors, how to handle nutritional advice, risk management, and other important considerations to take when helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. On top of much of what I already know I was able to take away a lot of new insight and information that will be utilized at REACH to prepare our members for anything they want to tackle whether it is weight loss, improving fitness level, training for the Elite heats at obstacle races and so much more. I could go on an on about what an incredible program this was and how beneficial it is for REACH but why don’t you just come check us out when we open. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Spartan Group X has the motto “Building Better Humans” and that aligns completely with what I believe we can do. Live a better, healthier, more fulfilling life by getting active and breaking through your perceived limitations. You can live the life you want. It’s up to you to do it.

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