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Category Archive: Fitness

1775

A great year in that it was the year the Marines were born! November 10, 1775 – a date that every Marine Corps recruit will remember and commemorate for the rest of their lives! This is a...

The Hardcharger

This is a kickboxing routine I put together for a class that was being held at the local Rec Center. Tried to make it worthy of it’s name… I first came in contact with the term,...

Raider Hall

Raider Hall is a building located in Quantico, Virginia. It houses the “Martial Arts Center of Excellence” and was named “Raider Hall” to honor the Marine Corps Raiders that...

The Pit

Outside every squad bay at Parris Island is an area that is suspiciously devoid of grass. While you might be a little confused as to why that might be the case initially, you find out soon enough....

The Henderson

Named after Archibald Henderson, the “grand old man of the Marine Corps,” who served as Commandant from 1820 to 1859. A true hardcharger and an apt namesake for a workout that is nothing...

Daly

Named after Sergeant Major Dan Daly, USMC, winner of two Medals of Honor. With this routine, you’re doing two exercises per body part where you would normally do just one. Buckle up! Cycle One...

Week One

Here we go! This first week, I’m going to break things down into some detail just so, going forward, I don’t have to be as verbose in that I’m planning on establishing a pretty...

Puller

Chesty Puller is a legend in the world of the USMC. As far as the pecking order of medals is concerned, the Medal of Honor is the highest award given for valor in combat. The second highest is the...

Lejeune

Workout named after John A. Lejeune, the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps and known as the “greatest of Leathernecks,” having served with distinction for over 40 years. This is a true...

Iron Mike Workout

“Iron Mike” is a class that I taught that’s based on a strategy that incorporates free weights in a group fitness dynamic. Very cool! While we’re not lifting a lot of weight,...