After the fun we all had with the Pairs Combine during 2020, 2021 and the huge year in 2022, we are excited to be bringing back the Fittest in the City franchise
This year will be a little different with each pairs event being a stand alone comp and one team of 3 event.
LIVE FITC PAIRS COMBINE DATES - entry goes live 10/03 @ 9am
- JJK Fitness, Kings Langley FITC - Saturday 15th April - Male / Female Pairs - CLICK HERE
- Sleven Fitness, Vauxhall, London FITC - Saturday April 29th - Mixed / Male / Female Pairs - CLICK HERE
- The Goat Shed, Bridgewater, Somerset - Saturday 20th May - Mixed / Male / Female Pairs - CLICK HERE
More coming soon!
NEW FOR 2023...
10th JUNE - TEAMS OF 3 - FULL THROTTLE
We are excited to be teaming up with APEX Ability Gym in Durham for a hybrid event between our ENGINE and Pairs Combine, for a team of 3 'fitness race' called 'FULL THROTTLE'. The event will be held at Consett AFC DH87BF.
This event will be hosted on 10th June in Durham. This comp will see teams of 3 work through 3 zones in a continuous 'race' format. No high skill movements, no rig - this is for everyone - a mixture of dumbbells, sleds, running, sandbags, ergs + more - testing your teamwork and conditioning.
Team Categories will be, 3 athletes of either
With divisions of 'Open' or 'Elite' to choose from.
WHAT IS THE TURF GAMES FITTEST IN THE CITY PAIRS 'COMBINE'?
You've been training at your gym - now it is time to add in tactics and teamwork and get on the TURF. The Turf Games Combine is a Pairs competition where we visit gyms across the UK. Athletes will compete in 4 workouts across a COMBINE testing various aspects of their fitness in a fun, competition style format. Each pair will be on the TURF for between 55 and 90 minutes to complete their workouts and have their scores on our LIVE! leaderboard.
The 'COMBINE' will be a PAIRS competition with 3 different categories -
- Male (M/M)
- Female (F/F)
- Mixed (1M/1F)
Each location will be a 'stand alone' event. Some locations will be same sex pairs only (M/M or F/F) while some locations will be Mixed Pairs only (M/F) or all 3.
We will have 2 divisions to enter, please see movements standards below. The table below is a guide - not all movements will appear at all FITC Combine events. If you can do the below weights/movements for between 5-8 reps you will be well on your way to having a great day and fun comp.
*AKBS = American Kettlebell Swing / RKBS = Russia Kettlebell Swing
WHAT ARE THE DIVISIONS?
OPEN ATHLETE DIVISION
This is our accessible category that anyone who wants to get on the TURF - the weekend warrior, the 2-4 x a week gym goer, the person who wants to have a throw around with their mate but not in a 'serious' way - can get involved.
Lighter weights, super accessible movements, more 'engine work'. Their will be partner prizes for the winning team from each event. This is the perfect division for those who may want to 'compete' in fitness for the very first time or just want to be on the TURF and unleash their competitive spirit.
This division is designed for those who are in the 'Everyday Division' or on the cusp of joining the 'Intermediate Division'. Those who are in intermediate, but on the cusp of elite or in the elite, should be entering Elite.
ELITE ATHLETE DIVISION
Athletes who want to test themselves against the best! You are in the gym, training 4-6 times per week. You have competed at functional fitness comps, or come from a decent sporting background. You may even back yourselves to challenge for the silverware at the comp of your choice. You are on the TURF to really push yourself and want to go all in - just like the way you train!
Please respect the categories and ensure that your team enters the right category to make it a fair and fun competition for all. Any eligibility questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the 4 workouts that give a guide as to what to expect at a FITC COMBINE event. Workouts will vary lightly between locations, but will maintain a similar structure to the below in terms of tests.
1km Row / 1km Ski
10 synchro down ups
1km Row / 1km Ski
20 synchro down ups
Score = For Time
1 Hang clean
1 Front squat
Score = Athlete 1 lift + Athlete 2 lift
30 Synchro AKBS (24/16kg)
70 Wall Balls (9/6kg)
Score = For Time
AMRAP in 10mins. 1 athlete working at a time. Athletes may swap a they wish on the echo bike cals. Once cals are complete, athlete 1 will work through the 8,6,6 reps, then back to the bike to share cals, before athlete 2 will work through the 8,6,6 reps
8 dumbbell stoh @ 2 x 20kg
6 DB box step overs @ 1 x 22.5kg @ 24" box
6 Sandbag to shoulder @ 40kg
Score = Total Reps
The winning pair from each event will win a prize pack from our partners.
WANT TO JUDGE AT ANY OF THE EVENTS?
We are on the lookout for 14 judges at each location. All judges will receive a Turf Games top plus snacks for the day from our partners. Please email us at email@example.com with subject - COMBINE JUDGE and we will be in touch with more information
WANT TO HOST THE FITC COMBINE AT YOUR GYM?
We are keen to get out to gyms anywhere in the UK, bring the Turf Games team and meet more of the functional fitness community - Scotland, Northern Ireland, Midlands, Devon, Manchester, Liverpool and beyond. The FITC COMBINE can be on a Saturday or Sunday - or even a Friday Night Lights (minimum 4 hours). If you would like to host one please do send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject - FITC COMBINE LOCATION - and we will be in touch for more info.