We have all heard of the Flash Mob. If not, basically its an organized dance routine where hundreds of people show up in a random spot and perform a routine they have practiced at home. No one really knows when and where it will be till that day! They have a general idea leading up to it - but basically they show up, do the dance and leave.
Flash MOB Sydney to Uptown funk
The fitness industry has noticed and have tried it themselves with the Flash WOD (workout of the day). Reebok Cross-fit did one in Downtown Toronto back in February 22nd 2012.
We at OCRA, believe we can do something very similar. Currently we are constructing an obstacle course that is easy to set up, with the right crew, we could set up a 600m course in under 30 mins. The obstacle course will consist of walls that range from 4 feet to 7 feet. If you are an obstacle junkie and are looking for big, bad ass obstacles, this will not be the race for you. This course should take you no more than 6 mins to complete and will be fast and fierce. Our inspiration for this comes from the military pentathlon that is making waves in Europe!
Obstacle course for Military pentathlon.
As you can see from the video above, this is very similar to what we are trying to accomplish. The end result will hopefully have our schools introduce this sort of training to our kids. We are fighting an epidemic, where our youth is losing the ability to play outside and we are fighting a war against technology.
The goal of this Flash WOD is to provide a fun experience for our members, to get them outside and test their sprinting ability on a track. But also, we want the school board to take notice and the curriculum needs to evolve. Kids unfortunately need to be constantly stimulated. When they are on technology for as long as some of them are, things can be affected, things like sleep, socializing, and muscle development. Hopefully, this type of activity can change that.
We are asking that you pay attention to our social media posts: OCRACADEMY ON IG and FACEBOOK, and also Josh Stylz on Twitter for more details on when our first Flash WOD will take place. We can tell you that it will be in the West End, and will be on a weekday. If you are interested in being apart of this for the build, and race, please contact Joshua@painistemporary.net for more details.
Lets change how we get in shape!
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