On November 17 & 18, Tough Mudders will converge on New Jersey for the grueling, 24-hour World’s Toughest Mudder Competition. Brien Shamp is going, and plans to win for the Wounded Warriors project.
Brien Shamp, certified fitness trainer and the owner of three Bay Area fitness boot camps, had to place in the top 5% of a Tough Mudder competition to be allowed to participate in this weekend’s World’s Toughest Mudder Competition. However, the real test is still to come.
Tough Mudder events are extremely demanding 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by members of the British Special Forces to test strength, stamina, determination and camaraderie. Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million participants worldwide and to date has raised more than $3.8 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project works to raise awareness of and get public support for the needs of injured service members. The project provides many unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members and also help them to help each other.
In this weekend’s grueling event, 4-person teams will compete to complete as many laps of the obstacle course as possible over a 24-hour period. The winning team will take home $20,000, but the real prize is sponsorship and donations from the public, which will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“This is such a great way to do something for injured service men and women,” says Shamp. “Most of these people aren’t able to complete a course like this, but we can do it in their place. It raises awareness, raises funds, and just highlights what a privilege good health is.”
Shamp holds a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics from U.C. Davis and completed extensive graduate studies in the field of Exercise Physiology and Adapted Physical Education at San Francisco State University. He’s won numerous industry awards as a fitness trainer and his three Bay Area fitness boot camps have a special focus on the needs of local mothers to live a balanced, healthy life. Shamp was inspired to help mothers to get fit and reduce stress by watching his own wife, the mother of their two young children, try to find the right balance.
Shamp’s three teammates in the World’s Toughest Mudder competition are all members of his Belmont fitness boot camp location and are excited about the opportunity to give back to and even inspire injured service members.
Those interested in making a donation for the event can do so by visiting the donation link.
“We’re really excited to be doing this for the soldiers who have given so much to their country,” says Shamp, “and we’re hoping the great folks of the Bay Area will help us to make a huge difference for these men and women.”
To learn more about Brien Shamp’s fitness boot camps, visit the website at http://www.brienshamp.com/programs/group-exercise-classes/ or go to Brien Shamp’s website and blog at http://www.brienshamp.com.