On 22nd April London’s fitness community came together to celebrate Reebok’s recently launched new brand mark, their Delta. Whilst many may simply see this as rebranding, Reebok’s Human Delta symbolises their mission to help people change for the better and be the best version of themselves through fitness.
#hellofitty member, Ashlie Cherry, went down to find out more.
The aim of the event was to create a “human delta” at Marble Arch, with hundreds of fitness devotees taking part in simultaneous Spartan Race, CrossFit and Les Mills workouts on a giant delta shape.
After an energetic 5 minute warm up which followed a pirate theme, including lunges whilst “scrubbing the deck”, (a rather random workout theme but it got everyone warm and energised) the three different workouts began.
Ready in my complementary Reebok Delta t-shirt, I certainly looked and felt part of the community fitness that Reebok was encouraging at the event. I took part in the Spartan Race workout led by Richard Pringle and Sam Cherry from RPCC.
The 15 minute Spartan Race workout consisted of weight training, body-weight training and high intensity cardio = lots of burpees, press ups and squats with Spartan Pancakes (very heavy sand bags). Unfortunately I didn’t realise until half way through the work out that there were two different Spartan Race pancakes and I had been opting to squat with the heavier one – no wonder I was struggling.
The competitive side certainly came out of most of us during the workout, with Richard roaring through his megaphone the Spartan chant ‘Aroo Aroo’. I felt a little silly joining in at first (I’m not usually this vocal when working out) but by the end of the 15 minutes everyone was chanting at the top of their lungs and it actually helped push through those final burpees. My inner Spartan certainly came out!
By the end I had a sore throat and sore legs and was beginning to wish I hadn’t run the three miles to Marble Arch as my warm up, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable 15 minute workout and I was pleased I had popped along. My favorite quote of the event from people I spoke to – “If in doubt just do burpees!”
Reebok finished the event with complimentary beers and 9bars, as well as 50% discount vouchers for use in their Fithub stores. I haven’t been into a Reebok shop in years but when I went to the Covent Garden store on Thursday, I was really impressed with the range and price of their products – my discount voucher was certainly put to good use!
Throughout the event a helicopter circled above to capture the event, take a look below:
Reebok’s Human Delta launch certainly inspired me to keep up my fitness regime and I have already signed up to the Cambridge Spartan Sprint Race on 8th September, with fire, mud, water, barbed wire and obstacles to catch you off guard. I think I should start training now…
If you are interested in entering a Spartan Race you can find a full list of worldwide races here.