Tough Enough? Boot Camp Survival Challenge Scheduled In Twinsburg

The Boot Camp Fit Survival Challenge is a 24-hour, team-based physical and mental challenge scheduled for May 25 in Twinsburg.

A Twinsburg trainer and U.S. Marine has designed a team-based, 24-hour fitness challenge in Twinsburg that will help raise money for a good cause.

Think you're tough enough for the Boot Camp Fit Survival Challenge? The event, scheduled to begin on May 25, is still looking for teams to compete.

Two- and four-member teams are welcome. The entry fee for a two-member team is $300, and $500 for a four-member team. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to help those suffering from spinal-cord injuries.

Here's the basics on the event, from the challenge organizers:

Boot Camp Fit Survival Challenge is a 24 hour event designed to test both mental and physical limits of participants. The Challenge consists of intense physical training (PT) sessions, mental challenges and scored missions. Participants compete in teams of 2 or 4 and must work together to be successful.

The Challenge is designed for individuals of all fitness levels. Whether you are a couch potato, weekend warrior or avid exercise enthusiast, the Challenge’s unique design and team approach allows for participation by everyone.

The event is the brain-child of Sgt. Mike Giardina, a U.S. Marine who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and teaches boot-camp style fitness classes in Twinsburg. He is also the lead trainer at Buckeye Wellness Center, where he works with those with spinal-cord injuries.

During the 24-hour challenge, participants will sleep in tents

Susan Schwartz, who is helping organize the event, said the 24 hour period will include mandatory breaks and health checks, and that the event will include mental challenges as well as physical ones.

"You want to make it hard, but we also realize that we don’t want it to be so hard that people can’t do it," she said.

For more information about the event and how to sign up, visit Boot Camp Fit Survival Challenge on the Web.




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