Looking For A Fitness Challenge? Look No Further Than The Mudderella Obstacle Course

April 28, 2016  |  

I’m a big American Ninja Warrior fan. Seen it?

It’s the show where people from all walks of life (usually physically fit people) take part in a sick obstacle course filled with the most complicated contraptions meant to trip you up, slip you up, or, if you’re lucky, make you feel like the ultimate badass when you conquer them.

I know good and well that I can’t do most of that stuff. And I’m okay with it. It’s not really my style anyway to run up the warped wall or try to hold my weight on the log grip. Girl, bye.

But something that just might be up my alley, and yours as well, is the Mudderella event, taking place around the country this summer and abroad in the fall and winter. Mudderella is a five to seven-mile long obstacle course for women.  Did I mention it’s a muddy one? Hence the name.

Inspired by the Tough Mudder obstacle courses, which are 10-12 miles long and were designed by British Special Forces just to make things as complicated as possible, Mudderella is for women, by women. It’s more about challenging you while creating bonds between women–the ones you sign up for the course with, as well as the many other ladies who come out to see what they can do.

There are 12-15 obstacles that you can go through at your own speed. And no worries, you can even stop to take a break when you need to, and even skip certain obstacles if they’re not your cup of tea. For instance, you wouldn’t take part in the water course if you know good and well you can’t even float.

But for the most part, it’s not too complicated and is about testing your strength and willpower.

As someone who has been training for some kind of marathon for the last few months, I was excited when I received the invitation to check out a training session for media to prepare for the New York/New Jersey Mudderella event on June 18. And while the session was pitched as just a laid-back workout that would involve some lower body, core, and upper-body exercises, I was left sweating after the many sets and reps. Laid back my butt…

But at the same time, I left the event feeling great, and also feeling very motivated to attend the event in New Jersey this summer. So, I’m going to bring a girlfriend along to run, jump, crawl and triumph in some mud.

Until then, I’m going to keep training. While I do work out a few times a week at an intense pace by myself, Mudderella also offers free training sessions (in some cities) to help prospective participants get ready. And they have an intensive training program you can try on their website.

So will you be there on June 18 in New Jersey? Or Chicago on June 4? Or how about in New England on July 30? Or maybe Toronto on August 27?

They have some pretty affordable prices going on right now for entry on the website, as well as a peek at the tough additions to the obstacle course this year.

In the meantime, check out a few pics of me getting my workout in at the training event. And best believe I’ll have a recap for you after the event on the 18th. Stay tuned…

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