Define Defense is again participating in the Tough Mudder in Beaver Creek, Colorado on June 16th, 2013! Tough Mudder CO is a 12 mile obstacle course to complete with a team (not a competition!). It’s a blast and gives you a great goal to work towards while having fun with your team mates. And let’s not forget, it gives you bragging rights for a long time!
We will be training all our participants and have a great offer for our team mates. If you join our Define Defense Team for Tough Mudder, you can get a 3 month unlimited fitness membership at our facility for only $200 or a 6 month membership for only $345.*
This membership applies to all our TRX, Cross Training, Warrior Training and Kettle Bell classes. On top of these, we will also do additional specific workouts to prepare ourselves for Tough Mudder.
That’s a stunning 50% off normal membership fees!
However, in order to get this amazing deal at our cutting edge studio, you have to commit to joining our Tough Mudder Team first. There is absolutely no monetary gain from your registration for Define Defense. However, we do this because it’s a lot of fun!
Everyone is welcome! We just ask you to come motivated and bring your team spirit!
REGISTER HERE AND JOIN OUR TEAM!
When you register, you have to click ‘Join an Existing Team’, the next page will require you to type in our team name:
Define Defense Martial Arts & Fitness
When you are all set, please email us at Info@DefineDefense.com to confirm your registration and we will get you set up with your unlimited membership for our TRX, Cross Training and Kettle Bell classes!
Do you have any questions? Just shoot them over!
*For new members only*
The last few weeks, I have been preparing for the consecutive races I had planned.
Either way, I had a great time and hope to be able to do it many more times. Maybe I should aim to finish under 50 minutes? I have done a 10k before around 45 minutes but that was many years ago and when my body was more designed for endurance sports. That should be a very realistic goal as I didn’t train specifically on running but also on biking, swimming, strength and cross training. Nonetheless, running is a great workout and boosts your cardio. A quality that is important for many athletes. I like to maintain a healthy balance of strength, cardio, speed, flexibility etc. That also means I can’t be a purely competitive endurance athlete but that is also not my goal at this point in time.
I was supposed to do the Sunrise triathlon this coming weekend and Tough Mudder next weekend. However, I will be forced to pass on the triathlon for following reasons:
- I have a wound on my arm that I don’t want to swim with in the Boulder reservoir. It is probably fine but I don’t want to risk any bad infections. I am sure you have heard of the horrible stories that have occurred lately with bad bacteria in lakes (not the reservoir but nonetheless, I’d rather be safe than sorry).
- By having a booth at the Boulder Creek Fest and a big yard project, I haven’t had a chance to recover in weeks. Therefore, I will pass on the triathlon so I can attend the Tough Mudder race. I don’t want to risk pushing my body too much and having to pass on Tough Mudder. We are doing it with a team and I want to participate. Too bad because my training was going fantastic but I don’t want to overtrain.
Unfortunately, the Sunrise Boulder organization was not very helpful in refunding my registration fees because of the wound that may get infected. Apparently they claim they never refund any fees under any circumstances, including medical conditions that may be dangerous to the athletes, whether it’s by own doing or infecting each other. As a business owner myself, I understand you need to reinforce rules but at the same time, also make exceptions. What if someone can infect other athletes, what if I get a heart attack a few days before? They would not refund an athlete? That doesn’t make any sense to me so I believe they should revise their policies as this is not fair or morally correct. I know for sure I won’t be registering with this organization anymore. When someone is unable to train with us because of a valid reason, we modify their membership to accommodate. Simply because it’s the right thing to do.
This week is all about recovery for myself with some cross training sessions to keep my body sharp for Tough Mudder. My cardio is great and I don’t expect an issue with Tough Mudder. And if my body were to let me down for some reason… I tend to be very determined (or stubborn?) in training & races. A quality that people around me don’t always appreciate that much :)
Also check out some pictures that our neighbor Julie Kate Photography took during the Bolder Boulder!
I have met many individuals that practice martial arts and hire a personal trainer or strength & conditioning coach on the side. Or they practice yoga outside of martial arts classes to improve their flexibility, feel in sync with their body etc. At Define Defense, we approach martial arts training through a modern way and want to redefine martial arts and self defense (Define Defense, get it?).
What we do is offer different programs for different purposes:
- Modern Martial Arts for people wanting to learn and practice all the best of different martial arts in a modern and realistic way while getting a great workout (everything from standup, takedowns, throws etc.)
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for all levels and offering a highly effective mix of BJJ and other forms of submission wrestling for a superior ground game
- Mixed Martial Arts: combining Modern Martial Arts and BJJ for individuals who want to learn MMA or compete
- Women's Self Defense without the intimidation of having men around, all the best and most effective ways to defend yourself as a woman
These programs offer different things for different people and are specific to the goal that wants to be reached. Now, as a client you will learn a lot of techniques, tactics, submissions, strikes and much more but what if you want to get stronger, in better shape, more flexible etc? That is why all our clients get complimentary Circuit Training and Yoga classes. These are included in your membership and are taught by certified instructors. There is no more need for separate memberships, gyms, trainers and costs. You get a full training package as a member in our studio. This way, you get a better and more complete training experience without any additional cost. You will actually save money because you don't have to go elsewhere anymore. Our membership fees are highly competitive (the best in the Boulder area) and there are no setup fees or cancellation fees. Our philosophy is to treat others as you want to be treated and we love the community we have at Define Defense.