With a tagline of “Fitness Reimagined,” Tough Mudder legendary emcee and Tough Mudder Bootcamp Creative Director Eric “ERock” Botsford has developed a way of fitness that centers around teamwork and high-intensity training.
The XX RACE is an indoor obstacle course race at the iMETTLE gym in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The entrance can be a bit hard to find as it is around the end of the warehouse that it shares with a Le Bus Bakery. The logo on the door was easy to see as you drive by though letting you know you had found the right place.
This is the second part in our series of reviews of training options for obstacle course racing in Southern California; last time, my friends and I hit up MROC in Oceanside; this time, we move inland to Fallbrook, and went to play with Nicole Kifer at Platinum OCR. The contrast between the two couldn't be greater. The first is in a formal and compact gym space behind a mini-mall; Platinum OCR is an outdoor obstacle course and training center built by Nicole and her family on her brother's 7-acre plot of land.
Obstacle Race Training: How to Beat any Course, Compete Like a Champion and Change Your Life by Margaret Schlachter is a must have for those who have been racing obstacle courses for years, or those who are new to this sport.