Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

| June 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S!

Fun and exercise do not always go hand in hand for many people. Throw learning into the mix and some people may think it is madness!

Thinking about this, I received this email in my inbox from my commander:

Mission: Visit the Neuron Upgrade Training Station (N.U.T.S.) to see how much fun could be had learning while performing various exercises and become N.U.T.S Certified.

Should you accept, report for training at their facility and report your findings.

I was curious about this idea and enlisted the help of my daughter to see for ourselves if getting fit, becoming smarter and having fun can be done at the same time.

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Image credit: N.U.T.S.; N.U.T.S. logo

 

This is what we saw when we arrived to N.U.T.S.

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Front of N.U.T.S Training Facility

 

We did not know what to expect when we arrived to the training facility to go through with our mission. Hi Nguyen, Founder of N.U.T.S., greeted us and gave us a briefing about what this facility is and a run-down of our training session.

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Photo of Hi Nguyen, Founder of N.U.T.S.

 

N.U.T.S. is Canada’s first knowledge-based obstacle race™. Hi discovered how well obstacle racing could affect children and young adults and put together an active learning facility where they can have fun, get fit, and learn! There are three races competitors can take part in during their physical and mental training experience: Basic (30 minutes), Advanced (60 minutes), and Red Line (90 minutes). Teams are also able to have training sessions, and birthday parties are possible to be had at N.U.T.S

Hi then gave us a tour of all of the obstacles we would be racing around to complete our mission of the Basic Upgrade Session. To successfully be considered N.U.T.S. Certified, we would have to complete the obstacle course three times (roughly 10 minutes per lap).

Below is a list of the obstacles we would be facing:

  • Commando Lift
  • Squat Lifts
  • Tent Crawl
  • Wall Spell
  • Questions
  • Horizontal Wall Climb
  • Monkey Bars
  • Plank Boards
  • Tire Hops
  • Questions
  • Lunge Mini Medicine Balls
  • Mini Vertical Bar Climb
  • Bag Drag
  • Over and Under Carries
  • Questions?
  • Farmers’ Carries
  • Tire Jumps/Taps
  • Toe Touches

Before starting the course, we were outfitted with an I.D. bracelet to wear in order to input our answers during the learning portions of the race. We also had a selection of topic to choose from. Since it is the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we both decided to choose this area of knowledge to test our knowledge.

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Placing an ID bracelet on a wrist at N.U.T.S.

 

Looking at each of the zones we would be racing through made me think that I may have bitten off more than I could chew, but I am always up for a challenge and my daughter and I have competitive spirits, so we knew we could not back away from this mission.

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Collage of photos of teen performing some of the obstacles at N.U.T.S.

 

Below is the report I filed with my commander.

Let me tell you: It was fun! Yes, for someone who is trying to get back into shape, I forced myself to push a little bit harder to get through some of the more difficult obstacles, like the Mini Vertical Wall and the Horizontal Climbing Wall. I forgot at the end of the second lap of our training mission that I still had another full lap to complete and I was beginning to run on the fumes in my tank. I am pleased to report that our mission was a success!

Where the learning while working out was concerned, these “rest periods” were a sight for sore eyes for me. I love testing my knowledge. A lot of the questions I was asked I had learned from my time in high school or university, so it was fun to try and get the questions correct in a quick amount of time. Some of the questions repeated themselves a few times in order to test whether you remembered the answers from previous attempts throughout your session. By my last round, I was able to retain the correct answers and got all of them right!

At the end of our session, Hi announced my daughter and I had successfully completed our training session! We then were grated the honour of becoming N.U.T.S Certified. Here is the photo evidence of our accomplishment.

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Woman and teen by deemed N.U.T.S. Certified

 

I would say that this visit to N.U.T.S. can be filed as Mission: COMPLETE.

My daughter and I had an amazing experience while visiting N.U.T.S. The physical aspect was a total body workout (trust me, muscles I had not really worked out in a while let themselves be known the next day) that pushed you every step of the way. The learning portion of the obstacle course was a bit of a challenge at first, but as I went through, I was able to remember what I had learned to answer them correctly the next time I faced them and answer them correctly by the end of the race. The learning and the physical challenges made for a fun session and bonding moment my daughter and I won’t soon forget. We will be visiting N.U.T.S. again for another training mission to become N.U.T.S Certified again.

Are you ready to go N.U.T.S.? Check them out on their website, and connect with them on their Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat pages!

Disclaimer: I received a Basic (30 minute) Upgrade Training Session at N.U.T.S. in order to write this review. The views I shared are my own.

 

A N.U.T.S. Giveaway!

 

Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S

Image credit: N.U.T.S.; N.U.T.S. logo

 

Are you ready to accept the N.U.T.S. Mission? They would like to give away one Basic Upgrade Training Session for 2 people and one N.U.T.S. Birthday Party Prize Package for eight people!

The ARV of the Basic Upgrade Training Session is $24 + HST and the A.R.V for the N.U.T.S. birthday party prize package is $260 + HST!

This giveaway is open to Ottawa area residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on July 21, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Ottawa area residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This sounds like an interesting afternoon workout, I know that I for one would never be NUTS certified. LOL

  2. Nichole says:

    My 9 year old son would really enjoy this! Either the basic or advance wound be great! Looks like an awesome place to add you out summer bucket list!

  3. Brenda A says:

    This is just such a COOL concept. Love it! I’d love to take my girls on the 60 min event. What a neat experience.

  4. Chantal says:

    My kids are looking forward to trying this out. Basic or Advanced would be great. But winning the birthday party would be ideal. Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. K says:

    Oh man, this sounds amazing! I’m not sure my body could handle more than the basic but my hubby would definitely want to go all out!

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