Virago & On Track Wellness Joining Forces / by Brittney Hogan

(Left to right) Brittney, Nate & Desmund

(Left to right) Brittney, Nate & Desmund

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a fitness class that I just can't stop raving about! It is a thirty minute high intensity fitness class called Karate Body Fitness. The instructor's name is Nate Church -- Owner of On Track Wellness and a Martial Arts trainer for ten years with a 3rd Degree Black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 2nd Degree Black belt in Ju Jitsu. I met Nate last week when he agreed to host a free boot camp for the filming of KUSI's Breaking Away Award segment featuring Virago. Nate and his wife Amanda, who is a certified sports nutrition specialist, invited me to try out one of their many Karate Body Fitness classes held at the United States Karate Academy in Point Loma. I should have known by the intensity of his boot camp last week that this one would be no different.   

We started off with a steady jog around the mat, and then turned it up a notch with walking lunges. About one minute into the warm up, I thought "Oh this isn't too bad. This will be a walk in the park". Boy, was I wrong! 30 seconds at each station: boxing, squat lunges, push ups, planks, burpees, mountain climbers in between; you name it, we did it! Sweat was pouring off of me, and I couldn't believe what I got myself into. It only lasted thirty minutes, but I was spent. When it was all over, Nate was kind enough to introduce me and Virago Fitness to the class. He asked if I had anything I wanted to add, but in all honesty, I was trying not to throw up. 

Today, I am sore all over my body but I can't wait to go back. I feel alive and rejuvenated after one class. If you are looking to get in shape quickly and really challenge yourself, I urge you join me at a Karate Body Fitness class. 

The work that Nate and Amanda have done to help individuals achieve their fitness goals is astonishing. It just goes to show that getting healthy and fit is hard work; It takes motivation and perseverance, but it can be done. After the class yesterday, I had a chance to speak to Nate about his goals for On Track Wellness, and it seems that we both are looking to accomplish the same thing: We want to use fitness to help others. With that being said, Virago Fitness and On Track Wellness will be teaming up to bring San Diego some sweat worthy classes and events. We are so excited to see what the future holds for our companies and their members. 

Join me, Nate, Amanda & friends at a Karate Body Fitness Class: 

Mon-Fri @ 6:15 AM, 7:00 AM, 7:45 AM & 9:30 AM

United States Karate Academy
3165 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92110

For more information about OTW and their many services and class schedules, visit their website: www.ontrackwellness.com

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