Stonington Resident Mike Pinto, LMT became a Certified Spartan Group X Obstacle Course Coach through the Spartan Coaching Program. Pinto spent two days at the Spartan Coaching Certification Program in New Jersey with sixteen hours of continuing education including classroom time and hands-on training sessions.
Spartan Group Exercise (SGX) is the most unique group exercise program in the world. For the first time in group training history, an individual's true purpose and motivation is at the forefront of design for a large scale fitness program. SGX is designed to create an exhilarating and community driven group atmosphere of fitness, nutrition, and performance that optimizes individual performance in Spartan Races (or other obstacle course races), as well as daily life.
SGX utilizes a unique, independently developed strategy of periodization that allows specific aspects of training, fitness, and nutrition to be targeted at various times throughout the year, while never sacrificing a shred of the well-rounded physical preparedness you demand each day.
SGX is about changing your mind, body, and life from the inside out. SGX prepares you for life! It is not about curling, running or biking; it is about pushing, pulling, jumping, stretching, breathing and sweating.
It is based on a 12-week program, which can be further broken down into three distinct phases designed to physically, mentally, and nutritionally prepare you for a Spartan Race (or other obstacle course races), while ensuring you maintain a high level of fitness and remain injury free all year long and preparing you for life. It is about being human again, using our bodies the way they are supposed to be used. This program is designed to work the entire body and its systems.
Coach Pinto has completed Tough Mudder, plays competitive soccer and is a Licensed Massage Therapist. He owns Pinto Massage Therapy located within Precision Fitness in downtown Westerly. Precision Fitness is also where Coach Pinto will be conducting his Spartan Coaching Program starting this spring.
If you would like to contact Mike, simply call 860-608-8747