Ultimate Fitness Games Overview

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Welcome to the UFC GYM 2020 Ultimate Fitness Games


The Ultimate Fitness Games is based upon a platform of Fitness Testing used by professional athletes and Sporting Teams all around the world that helps establish a personal benchmark, compare to associated fitness norms (and even world records) which allows you to set personal goals for improvements to occur over a 6-week period. 


The specific 4 x Fitness Tests introduced link to specific muscle groups, movement patterns and various fitness needs that helps bring purpose to your training. Thus, as you establish a benchmark we give you 6-weeks of training for improvement to occur. But not only with your fitness test scores improve but your strength, fitness and body shape.  As you will see below each of the 4 x Fitness Tests allocated have a specific purpose and fitness relationship linked to fitness training goals such as: 


1. 500m Row = Cardiovascular Fitness, Endurance and Power 
2. Standing Long Jump = Leg, Hip and Glute Strength and Power 
3. Push-Ups = Upper Body Push Strength and Endurance (Push-ups)
4. Plank Hold = Core-Strength


By establishing fitness testing benchmarks for yourself at the start of the Games provides a purpose upon which gives you focus and motivation with the 6-weeks of training that follows. Your Fitness Manager also has specific Fitness Testing Norms for comparison against to see where you currently stand, this includes the 500m Indoor Rowing World Records for age group categories. In saying this we understand some of you will be out to obtain the record for the best time or outcome in the club – which puts you in the Performance Category. We also have the Improvement Category for those with a different mindset and looking for improvement in the tests over the 6-weeks. Whichever your focus, the Ultimate Fitness Games approach allows everyone to participate – from the beginner, Intermediate and more advanced participant – with personal improvement and performance leading to the selection of 1 x Overall National Overall Winner and various in-club prizes at each gym for each category.


To help support you through the 6-week Games journey you will be tested at the start and end of the 6-week period, and even at various intervals along the way by club staff. You will also receive exclusive access to training programs aimed at helping you improve fitness, strength and power related to the 4-specific tests. These include:


• Exclusive UFC GYM APP access: 28-Day Strength Training PDF Program including supporting demonstration videos
• Nutritional Support Videos
• 6-week 500m Indoor Rowing Training Plan
• 6-Week Planks and Push-up Training Program
• Various In-club activities and events


Most importantly, you will have the support of your gym staff every week in classes, through specific in-club events and social media updates.  Invest in yourself and personal health needs by engaging a UFC GYM Personal Trainer over this 6-week period so you can achieve your personal goals much quicker as we lead into the upcoming summer months so you look and feel great!


The introduction of the revolutionary MYZONE belt for monitoring your heart rate and work intensity, participants can also track their daily participation levels and accrue workout points (known as MEPS) over the 6-week period through participation in UFC GYM: DUT classes, Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA Conditioning Classes, along with Muay Thai, Cardio Machine Workouts and Strength Training and any activity that increases the heart rate to a specific zone where MEPs can be accrued. In wearing the belt in club it will transmit your MEPs up onto the large screen in-club where there is a leader board. You can also personally monitor your own progress via your Myzone phone app. (Note: Additional Myzone information within this booklet).


It’s great to have you onboard and working towards your personal best!