Cebu Jaycees living like a modern-day Spartan Soldier

JCI Cebu organized a 5 day Spartan Training to its members and sister organizations at Fitcamp Gym in Camp Lapu-Lapu, Lahug.

Spartan isn’t just another obstacle course race attended only by the elite racers worldwide. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a mindset.

JCI Cebu Inc decided to take this challenge and right of passage. They understand that this involves enormous amounts of grit, perseverance and determination – on and off the course.

With the help of Certified Spartan SGX Coach and World OCR Level 1 Coach – Coach Carlo Sumayang, more than 20 members of JCI Cebu Inc and friends from other local chapters attended the strength and conditioning trainings.

In this 5-Saturday training, the Spartan trainees learned different warm up skills, condition themselves with barbels, dumbbells, kettlebells, grip trainings and of course burpees. At the end of each session, they learned the most efficient way to overcome the signature Spartan obstacles like monkey bar, twister, multi-rings, jerry cans and rope climb.

They also attended a simulation race designed by Coach Sherwin Manangil, SEA Games Silver Medalist in OCR and running coach. In this training, the JCI Cebu Inc members raced with more than 50 OCR athletes from different camps, expanding their network in this sports.

Gritty. Resilient. Passionate. Jaycee Spartans aren’t soft. They overcome obstacles. And yes, Jaycee Spartans burpee. But at the same time, they also pay it forward to the community. All the proceeds from the trainings are used to buy socks and apparels for the kid athletes of Sagbayan Football Club.

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