Miracles Fitness Introduces the First Ever Fitness Challenge Race in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Most of us have run or at least have heard about the Color Runs, Mud Runs, Hot Chocolate Races, etc., but what about a full 5k race with an obstacle course at the end?

Miracles Fitness is starting the first ever Stone Harbor Fitness Challenge 5k. The race is on July 12th, 2014 and starts at 8am. The race course starts at 83rd street right near the Windrift and it costs $35. You can register here.

What’s  unique about this race is that you run the 5k first and then once you are exhausted and think you can’t do anymore you have to complete the nine all encompassing total body challenges set to test your fitness. Some of the challenges include Burpees, Med Ball Slams, Hurdle Jump Overs and more.

Even though the weather in Stone Harbor is always beautiful in the Summer, on the off chance it does rain, the race will still go on rain or shine.

You do not need to be a fitness freak to sign up for this event. Anyone can sign up for this event, you can race/walk it for fun, or at a competitive level. There will also be awards given to the top finishers in all categories.

Nick Elisano Trainer and owner of Miracles Fitness came up with this idea.

“With all the popularity of all the obstacle races we wanted to do something different related to fitness, Elisano explained. With all the  boot camp programs and sports performance programs we thought this would be a great combination for runners and fitness enthusiasts alike.”

This race definitely sounds like it will be one of the best races of the season for Stone Harbor. So if you are around make sure to sign up and enjoy this one of a kind race!

 

Wave Jet, Indo Yoga, and Wave Shape: Three Warm Fitness Products and Activities I Want to Try as Soon as the Weather Gets Warmer

With the all of the snow we have had this winter, I am already dreaming about warmer days. Since spring is only a few months away I found some cool new products that would be awesome to try!

(video above found on Youtube…I did not shoot this one.)

1.  Wave Jet  

Surfers some times have to deal with days when there are no waves or the waves are so-called “mushy” and hard to paddle into. Those days may be a thing of the past thanks to the, Wave Jet, it is a new jet powered surfboard that does most of the hard work for you.  It will power you through big waves that you would normally need a jet ski to tow you in or it can push you through small waves that otherwise would be near impossible to paddle and catch.

A wrist controller powers the surfboard and is completely waterproof. One of the best parts is if you fall off the board the wrist controller shuts down when the surfboard is farther than about 10 feet away, according to the website.

As of now it looks like they are only available to rent at four locations, three in the United States and one in South Africa. Until then I will keep researching until I find a place that I can actually try it.

2.     INDO Yoga Board 

One of my first posts on my blog was on SUP Yoga. I loved it, it was so different and a great workout. Now that it’s colder and the bay has had sheets of ice on it, SUP Yoga is on hold until the spring.

However, I found the next best thing. Indo yoga, Check it Out.

It does not look like there are any classes close by, but you can buy an indo board for $390.00 or you can buy a SUP Yoga package, which is a little different from the Indo Yoga Board. It will only cost you about  $140.00 which is cheaper but it’s a little bit bigger and might be harder to store in your house.

3.     Wave Shape Fitness 

To go along with the  spring/summer fitness products, I found a new workout called Wave Shape. It brings the movements of surfing into a fitness class. And the best part is there are classes available online that are free. So you can start the Wave Shape class now!