We at OCRA have been noticing that more and more of you are looking for something new and fun to do with either your teammates or co-workers. Well, look no further, OCRA closes its doors to the public on the weekends between 1-8pm only to open them up to you and your crew.
Over the last 2 years we have been noticing more and more of you guys wanting to come in and get the OCR experience, but with out the mud, you also want to become the next ninja warrior.
Well our Funness Coaches want to help you be that awesome. You might be asking yourself, what can I expect at a group party?
Well for starters be prepared for the best time of your life
2nd: You get to eat pizza
3rd: You get a customer obstacle course race designed with you and your team in mind
4th: Ninja warrior will be playing on the big screen so in case you need motivation, it will be up there.
5th: You get the entire facility to your self
6th: If you are an adult, you can apply for a temporary liquor license and have a few cold ones with your best buds
7th: You can scale the 14 foot wall you see on Ninja warrior (well you can try at least)
8th: Work as a team to over come all of our obstacles
9th: Kids will get a chance to play our version of Pokemon Go in the dark while a later light show is happening.
10th: You cant beat the price, and our staff wants to see you succeed. As soon as you come in you can almost immediately sense the community vibe in this place.
So what are you waiting for? We are accepting reservations on a daily and our weekends are filling up so don't hesitate as you may miss your spot.
Got more questions? Check out our FAQ section Also if you want to know how much or when we book? Check out the pricing here but if reading is a chore and you want us to answer the same questions that we always answer (hence why we created the FAQ) then by all means shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you heard of the newest and most fun way to get in the best shape of your life? It’s called Obstacle Fit and OCR Academy in Ottawa is the birth place of this new form of training.
It all started when co-owner and founder Joshua Styles was working for the popular obstacle race company Spartan Race, traveling Eastern Canada, building the courses. Every race day he would ask the racers how they liked it, and almost everyone had great things to say but almost always said “I wish there was a place where I could go to train for this”.. Well 5 years later, OCR Academy was born. Joshua saw a trend, he saw that these types of races were popping up everywhere and the Ottawa-Montreal area saw the most crowds. This was a seasonal event, something had to be done to bring this to everyone to enjoy all year round. With the rising popularity of Ninja Warrior, Obstacle Course Races (OCR), and his interest in Cross fit, he hired one of the best cross fit trainers in the city, Mike and after a few short months of him training Joshua, they had a quick talk and decided to change how people get in shape and that is when Obstacle Fit was born.
After their first year, they are already looking to expand, and they recently teamed up with a technology based company who like them wants to change how people learn. “2016 was a great learning curve for us, we were able to see what worked, what didn’t, how people can progress through our classes and accomplish all of their goals and set some new ones” says Co-Founder Joshua. They have a variety of different options for you, if you like a bootcamp aspect, they have that, group classes, personal training, yoga, cafe (with the world’s best cup of coffee), open gym time for families to play, Krav Maga, and the kids program as well We were told that even the kids who don’t like camp, love this camp.
Do you even squat bro? Squats are one of the best exercises to help build that lower body, engaging almost every muscle in the body. If you aren’t squatting, you need to add it into your training. But which squats should you do? There are two squats you need to do to help get the most out of leg day: Back and Front squats.
Back Squats place more of the load onto the posterior half: the glutes and hamstrings. The bar is placed across the traps/rear delts, loading the spine. It places compressive forces down the vertebra forcing the core to work hard to protect your lower back. When performing the movement, we must make sure that your back is straight, tight, and upright.
Front Squats on the other hand place the load onto anterior half: the quads. The bar is placed across the front of your shoulders. Because the weight is in front, your lower back is working hard to keep your body upright. To protect the lower back from taking all the work, keep that core engaged to help keep your chest up nice and tall.
Whatever your fitness journey is, add both of these into your training. You’ll see results not only in your quads, glutes and hamstrings, but also helping develop a solid core.
Not sure how to perform the movement correctly? There are a lot of things to think about when doing a squat: foot placement, knees out, hips back, back straight, chest up. Go see a Coach (like myself) and get the guidance you need to help perform the movements safely and effectively.
By James Drew
SGX certified coach
Blogging thoughts from OCRA Team