VAIL, Colo. – Ever wonder what it would be like to train with a former Naval officer? Vail Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge is giving 25 athletes the chance to find out during the upcoming Commando Bootcamp Games, September 8, 2012.

The Commando Bootcamp Games consist of an intensive training program led by founder Jim Reynolds, Master Chief, Petty Officer for this unique group fitness challenge. Reynolds served in the U.S. Navy for four years and completed the first phase of Navy SEAL training, known as B.U.D.S. He began his fitness career at 80 pounds overweight and has earned professional certifications, including CPR, AFAA group fitness, ACE Personal Trainer and NASM Personal Trainer. He has helped hundreds of people through both group fitness instruction and personal training.

“Master Chief Reynolds has put unimaginable time and effort into creating this real-life experience,” said Vail Vitality Center Director Jeff Morgan. “We applaud Jim and his fellow troops for bringing Commando Bootcamp to the Vail Valley, even if it is punishing!”

The Commando Bootcamp Games are intended to push individual participants to their maximum fitness potential. And six drill instructors – Colorado’s top personal trainers – will be on hand to provide the motivation to succeed.

The full-day event includes a morning training session and an afternoon competition. The morning session is a grueling two-hour workout featuring military-style drills, such as the LOG, Bulgarian Sand Bags, Tractor Tires, Jump Boxes and nine obstacle challenges borrowed from the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Test Manual. The afternoon session features a competition consisting of an obstacle course, eight exercises designed to test strength and endurance, and a one-mile timed run. The competition measures each participant’s speed, agility, strength, endurance and the ability to utilize lactic acid throughout high bouts of exercise. Male and female winners will be announced at the Terra Bistro celebration dinner.

Commando Bootcamp Games Schedule:

September 8, 2012

  • 8 – 8:45 a.m.   Breakfast Nutri Shake; presentations and opening remarks
  • 9 – 9:45 a.m.   FMS/Baseline Metabolic Testing
  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.   Commando Training: drills, obstacles, Metabolic Uptake Test
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   Recover and Rebuild: high nutrient i5 shakes, xymogen bars, fruit and water break
  • 1:45 – 3 p.m.   Commando Games: timed course, Post Metabolic Testing at finish line
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m.   Optional spa treatments: sports massage 20% off
  • 6 – 8 p.m.   Awards dinner at Terra Bistro

Vail Vitality Center’s Commando Bootcamp Games is a full-day program and cost is $350, including instruction and coaching from top Bootcamp instructors, metabolic testing, nutrition shakes and energy bars, discounted spa treatments and an awards dinner at Terra Bistro. Participants should be dressed appropriately for an intense outdoor workout and competition. The event is limited to the first 25 registrants, and Vail Vitality Center members and non-members are welcome. Pre-registration is required by September 5, 2012.

For more information or to register contact Jeff Morgan at Vail Vitality Center at 720-314-0023 or jmorgan4229@gmail.com.

The Vitality Center at Vail Mountain Lodge offers individual diagnostics and guided, intensive regimens, tailored group retreat programs and workshop opportunities year-round. The Vitality Center was founded upon a philosophy of total wellbeing, incorporating the very best of western and eastern practices to identify the ideal wellness plan for each individual. The Vitality Center offers expert counsel in nutrition, preventative medicine, medical acupuncture, chiropractic, facial and body treatments, fitness, and energy balancing. For information or to register, visit the Vail Vitality Center website at www.vitalitycenter.com or call 970-476-7960.

About Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa

Located in Vail Village, just steps from Vail Mountain, Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa offers a distinctive alternative to Vail’s larger properties. This boutique getaway boasts 27 hotel rooms and condominiums, featuring private fireplaces, deep soaking tubs and luxurious feather beds. The space is warm and inviting and the setting alongside Gore Creek is private and serene. Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa is home to The Vitality Center, a comprehensive wellness center in the heart of Vail that incorporates a full-scale fitness center, a rejuvenating spa, and Terra Bistro. The Vitality Center is an experience of total immersion in personal wellbeing.


Media Contact: Emily McCormack, Hula Communications for the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa and The Vitality Center; phone: 970-331-6145; e-mail: emily@hulacommunications.com

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