Welcome!

News Feed Item

Tough Mudder Kicks Off 2017 With Unique Training Program and Free Online Video Training Guides

Thousands Experience New Tough Mudder Workouts and 2017 World-Class Obstacles at "Muscle Beach" in Venice, Calif.; Celebrity Noah Galloway, Actor Zach Gilford, Super Bowl Champion Roland Williams and Harlem Globetrotter Bull Bullard Headline the Event

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - January 12, 2017) - Tough Mudder Inc., the leading active lifestyle brand, released today a series of free training videos and three month downloadable workout guides on ToughMudder.com/Physical-Training to help anyone jump start their 2017 physical fitness goals. To kick off the launch of the series and guides, thousands of people participated in Tough Mudder's "Mudder Beach" event, that featured workouts presented by Merrell and led by special fitness guests including well-known fitness guru and former Army Ranger Noah Galloway, Friday Night Light's star Zach Gilford, Rams Super Bowl XXXIV Champion Roland Williams, Harlem Globetrotter Bull Bullard as well as Tough Mudder's certified fitness trainers today at "Muscle Beach" in Venice, Calif.

Developed by Tough Mudder trainers, warmup emcees and champions -- Eric "ERock" Botsford, (certified trainer) and Kyle "Coach" Railton, (multi-gym owner, certified trainer and extreme sports coach), and 2016 World's Toughest Mudder female champion, Stephanie Bishop -- the 15 training videos are designed to help people build strength, endurance and mental grit before heading to the start line for Tough Mudder challenges and competitive events, or to get into shape in 2017 to take on any of life's challenges.

Ten videos contain obstacle specific moves designed to train for Tough Mudder's new and signature obstacles (obstacles featured detailed below). For example, to best prepare for the new 2017 obstacle Augustus Gloop, official Tough Mudder trainers recommend -- bench triceps dips to develop upper body strength, jump squats to build lower body strength and mountain climbers for increased cardio endurance. Tips and techniques, such as appropriate form, are also featured for each exercise. Tough Mudder will highlight fitness tips and new workouts weekly during the #WorkoutWednesday Facebook Livestream series, which averages nearly 100,000 views.

Three training videos focus on full workouts specific to Tough Mudder events -- Tough Mudder Half, a 5-mile obstacle course (with no ice or electricity), Tough Mudder, a 10-12 mile obstacle course and the competitive event series guides for both Toughest Mudder, an eight-hour, overnight competitive series and World's Toughest Mudder, a grueling 24-hour endurance competition. Two videos feature unique warm up and cool down tips.

Participants can also download a free three-month training program specific to the Tough Mudder event they registered for. The guide features daily workouts, circuit training, high intensity interval training, nutrition tips and rest days.

"Living a healthy and active lifestyle is a priority for Tough Mudder participants. We are thrilled to be a leader in the fitness space by creating premiere training guides and videos, in addition to world-class events, for people of all fitness levels to help everyone achieve their health and wellness goals," said Will Dean, CEO & Co-founder, Tough Mudder, Inc. "Bringing more fitness, nutrition and wellness content to Mudder Nation across multiple platforms will continue to make Tough Mudder a vibrant, engaging social and digital destination."

The training guides and videos are part of the organization's yearlong "Escape the Ordinary" campaign, in which Tough Mudder is providing ways for people to break free from their everyday fitness and daily routines to try new experiences.

For more information on Tough Mudder, visit ToughMudder.com. Join the conversation and following Tough Mudder on Twitter at @ToughMudder, on Instagram @Tough_Mudder, on Snapchat at Tough.Mudder, on YouTube at Youtube.com/ToughMudder and on Facebook at Facebook.com/toughmudder.

2017 New Obstacles Featured in Training Videos:

  • Augustus Gloop - Participants must enter into a chest-deep pit of water before ascending up a vertical tube. As they attempt to ascend through the confined tube, they must fight off a cascade of water gushing down on them from above.
  • Funky Monkey - The Revolution - A literal "spin" on Tough Mudder's classic Funky Monkey obstacle. Participants test their upper body strength to complete this challenge while transitioning from monkey bars to traverse a series of revolving wheels -- all while dangling over a water pit.
  • The Reach Around - Playing upon one's fear of heights and one of the most challenging obstacles on the course, this nearly 20 feet tall obstacle forces participants to climb up and go beyond vertical in an inverted 45 degree angle to overcome it.
  • Kong - Taking Legionnaire finish obstacles to new heights, literally, this giant, 30-foot obstacle will have participants swinging like Tarzan, traversing from one floating ring to another with increasing distance between them.
  • Birth Canal - Participants must crawl and push their way through a confining gauntlet of 100 lb water-filled barriers suspended above them in total darkness.

Signature Tough Mudder Obstacles Featured in Training Videos:

  • Pyramid Scheme Presented by Merrell - Even with an added strip of Merrell's stickiest rubber sole rolled across the middle of the obstacle, this challenge requires teamwork as participants must climb and push their way up a slippery incline in order to complete this obstacle.
  • The Block Ness Monster - This obstacle is as tricky as Nessie herself. Participants have to push, pull, and roll their way through 60 feet of slick, rotating barriers taking teamwork to a whole new level.
  • Everest 2.0 - This slick quarter pipe is over 15 feet tall, with a recurved top to make it extra hard to get that handhold.
  • Berlin Walls - Scale 12 feet tall wooden walls with the help of your teammates.
  • Mud Mile 2.0 - Just as the name states, this obstacle is a muddy mile full of deep mud pits, high mounds and angles steeper than ever before.

About Tough Mudder, Inc.:
Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder event series of 10-12 mile obstacle courses, Tough Mudder Inc. has since grown to become a leading active lifestyle company and leader in sports video content creation and distribution. The brand includes Tough Mudder Half, an obstacle course challenge bringing the thrills of Tough Mudder to a 5-mile course; Toughest Mudder Series, an eight-hour, overnight competition series; World's Toughest Mudder, a grueling 24-hour endurance competition; and an extremely vibrant engaging social and digital destination for fitness, nutrition and wellness content delivered across multiple platforms. The Tough Mudder family of brands and online community is united by a commitment to promoting courage, personal accomplishment and teamwork through unconventional, life-changing experiences. With more than 2.5 million participants globally to date, Tough Mudder Inc. produced more than 120 events worldwide in 2016 across five continents, including Asia through its partnerships with Seroja and IMG. More than 20 of the world's leading brands are sponsorship and content distribution partners, including Merrell, Volvic, Jeep, L'il Critters, US Army, Virgin Active, Olympus, Bosch, Live Stream, The CW and CBS Sports. To join the conversation, follow Tough Mudder on Facebook at facebook.com/toughmudder, on Twitter @ToughMudder, on Snapchat at Tough.Mudder, on YouTube at YouTube.com/ToughMudder and on Instagram @Tough_Mudder.

Media Contacts:
Angela Alfano
(703) 447-5629
[email protected]

Jodi Kovacs
(732) 597-2094
[email protected]

Ethan Metelenis
(917) 882-9038
[email protected]

Robert Zimmerman
(917) 543-1046
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing be...
NHK, Japan Broadcasting, will feature the upcoming @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley in a special 'Internet of Things' and smart technology documentary that will be filmed on the expo floor between November 3 to 5, 2015, in Santa Clara. NHK is the sole public TV network in Japan equivalent to the BBC in the UK and the largest in Asia with many award-winning science and technology programs. Japanese TV is producing a documentary about IoT and Smart technology and will be covering @ThingsExpo Silicon Val...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place in November in Silicon Valley, California.
Five years ago development was seen as a dead-end career, now it’s anything but – with an explosion in mobile and IoT initiatives increasing the demand for skilled engineers. But apart from having a ready supply of great coders, what constitutes true ‘DevOps Royalty’? It’ll be the ability to craft resilient architectures, supportability, security everywhere across the software lifecycle. In his keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Jeffrey Scheaffer, GM and SVP, Continuous Delivery Busine...
In his keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Sheng Liang, co-founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, discussed the technological advances and new business opportunities created by the rapid adoption of containers. With the success of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various open source technologies used to build private clouds, cloud computing has become an essential component of IT strategy. However, users continue to face challenges in implementing clouds, as older technologies evolve and newer ones like Docker c...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to o...
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring. You won't hear that chant from users on any picket line, but helping developers to create better apps faster is the mission of Lee Atchison, principal cloud architect and advocate at New Relic Inc., based in San Francisco. His singular job is to understand and drive the industry in the areas of cloud architecture, microservices, scalability ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain.