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Students from IntelliTec College’s Personal Training program participated in the Spartan Race on May 5th and 6th. The military sprint race was designed with 25 obstacles to showcase athletic ability. Students were able to see first-hand how fitness can be both challenging and fun.
The Spartan Race began on May 5th with Cinco de Mayo themed festivities at Fort Carson Army Base. 3200 participants showed up for the two-day race, which ran in heats of 250-plus racers. Spectators enjoyed access to course obstacles including a mud crawl, vendor tents and live music. Children ages 4-13 were also allowed to compete in a Kids Spartan Race.
Personal Training Program Supervisor Chip Huss participated as a team with his family, while students of the program participated as a team for IntelliTec College. Chip Huss said this was their first time participating in this particular race, and it will not be their last. He comments, “We had a blast!” Huss and students are still sore from the race, but say that it was well worth it. All participants received a medal, a t-shirt and a beer (for those over 21) at the end of the race.
Huss explains that participating in the Spartan Race benefited the students of IntelliTec’s Personal Training program by allowing them to “experience what it is like when you bring a large community of health conscious, like-minded people together to share in the enjoyment of fitness.” They were also exposed to various populations of athletes from recreational athletes to the more advanced, competitive athletes. They saw how various levels of athletes can participate in one race with the same challenges and equally succeed. Working as a team, the college students experienced a high level of camaraderie. This will benefit them in future team building business ventures.
Mr. Huss is proud to say that everyone who raced over the weekend showed up for class on Monday, bruises and sore muscles in tow, showing just how much heart and commitment they have to the Personal Training program.
The Personal Training Program at IntelliTec College features a partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). This partnership offers NASM curriculum designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need to be effective personal trainers. At the end of the program each student will be prepared to take three of the most desirable personal trainer certification and credential exams. Program instructors are highly trained in exam preparation, performance enhancement and injury prevention to provide the student with a well-rounded education.[boilerplate about-colo-springs]