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Fitness Clinics
Updated 12/12/2014

Fitness Clinics

2015 Spring Triathlon Challenge

February 2nd –March 2nd 

Free, First 300 participants will enjoy a t-shirt after completion of the challenge.

We are challenging all Boilermakers to complete an Ironman distance triathlon! What’s the catch? We are giving you the entire month of February to complete the race.  Upon signing up you will receive a welcome email explaining the rules, a tracking log, four sample plans to choose from, and weekly e-mails to keep you on track.  The top 300 finishers will receive an official 2014 Spring Triathlon Challenge t-shirt.  Push yourself, challenge your friends, improve your health, free t-shirt; this challenge has it all! Registration ends February 6th at noon.  

6th Annual World’s Strongest Boilermaker

Registration opens January 12th, Prelims are April 18th, and finals are April 19th

Registration closes April 10th at 5:00pm

$15 per person, includes a t-shirt

World’s Strongest Boilermaker is Purdue’s ultimate test of strength, power and determination. All athletes compete in four preliminary events challenging raw power and muscular endurance.  The top six competitors in each weight class will come back the next day to compete in four more challenging events.  Do you have the drive, desire and motivation to become one of the World’s Strongest Boilermakers?

*This event is open to both men and women. Women will compete in separate weight classes. All events will be the same for men and women, but weights used will vary.

World’s Strongest Boilermaker open practice times

April 3 and April 10, 2-5pm

This is the perfect opportunity to practice lifting and refine technique with assistance from Rec Sports Personal Trainers.   Drop in any time between 2-5pm on April 3rd and/or 10th to prep for the World’s Strongest Boilermaker or just practice strongman exercises.  Tires, atlas stones, farmers walk bars, and a sled/harness will be available.  No registration required. 

Core Clinic Series

Tuesdays 6:00-6:30pm and Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm

Take your fitness routine to the next level and learn how to maximize our specialized strength equipment.  We will focus on how to effectively and efficiently target and challenge your abs, lower back, and gluts by incorporating dynamic, functional movements.  All clinics will take place in Scifres Functional Fitness unless noted otherwise.  No registration required. Space is limited; please arrive early to reserve your spot. 

Core Clinic Series Schedule

2/3, 2/4: TRX
2/10, 2/11: Foam Rolling
2/17, 2/18: Dynamax/Medicine Balls
2/24. 2/25: Kettlebells
3/3, 3/4: Resistance/Strength Bands
3/10, 3/11: Synrgy 360
3/24, 3/25: TRX
3/31, 4/1: Foam Rolling
4/7, 4/8: Kinesis Stations
4/14, 4/15: ViPR

Fundamentals of Olympic Weightlifting

Sundays, 2-4pm, East Fitness, Olympic Lift Platforms

This two hour course will deconstruct the major Olympic lifts, as well as provide tips for basic technique and form.  Please register by 12:00pm the Friday before your desired workshop.

February 8
March 8
April 12

Powerlifting Series

Fridays, 4-4:30pm, East Fitness Olympic Lift Platforms

Learn the foundations of powerlifting in this three-part series. Each thirty minute session is dedicated to a specific lift in which you will practice and receive constructive feedback. The better your posture and technique, the better you’ll be able to execute the movement, and more powerful you’ll become! No registration required. Space is limited; please arrive early to reserve your spot. 

February 6: The Bench
March 6: The Squat
April 10: The Deadlift 4:00-4:30pm