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Obstacles XRT – Extreme Reality Training App
October 13, 2014 | by Kate Noble

Obstacles XRT – Extreme Reality Training is an app offering challenging courses which can be used wherever you want, as long as you are fully charged up! Kate Noble, Fitness Coach from the Australian Institute of Fitness WA finds out more

The Extreme Reality moves are demonstrated by a macho, muscle-bound marine type issuing instructions, with a ‘go ged ‘em’ style American Accent. You get a Calorie Counter alongside your workout, and it uses the individual’s body profile to determine an estimate for the number of calories burned for each Obstacle Course.

Three levels of Extreme Reality are offered:

Ø  Beginner

Ø  Intermediate

Ø  Advanced

Kilburn Proving Grounds

Here is a sneak preview of the Kilburn Proving Grounds - Extreme Reality Training, set at Beginner Level.

This Extreme 20 minute workout includes the Warm up and Cool down (there are no Dynamic or Static Stretches). Both the Warm up and cool down consist of jogging or walking down the Trail in a Zig Zag formation.

With all of the exercises, a 30-second activity is then followed by 30-second rest, which is always a “jog or walk down trail in a zig zag formation”.

The activities consist of the following high precision manoeuvres:

Ø  Quick Sand hops: The floor is quick sand. Keep your knees up high and move forward. Move fast and don’t fall in

Ø  Monster tyres: Take big leaps into each tyre. First to the right then to the left

Ø  Wall climbers: Knees up. Climb up the wall as fast as you can

Ø  Fence duck under: Dive down into push ups and dip under the fence

Ø  Tree trunks: With both feet, jump as far as you can from tree trunk to tree trunk and land softly

Ø  Tiny tyres: Hop over the tyres. Land softly and leap quickly

Ø  Tall stairs: The tallest stairs you have ever seen. Jump forward to the top of the stairs. Jump up with both feet

Ø  Leaf squats: Trees have fallen. Squat down as far as you can. Step to the right and step to the left. Go fast

Ø  High beam hops: A narrow beam with a big fall below. Make narrow hops, and don’t fall off

Ø  Zig Zag: From side to side, touch the floor after each zig zag

Ø  Attack: Move forward, and jab left and right, then kick left and right


There are two more Beginner level Challenges and three more Advanced Challenges.

All the moves are the same – the difference between the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels are the time of activity, the time of rest in between the activity, and the time of the workout.

The fitness level of the participants will determine the intensity of their workout.

Elmer’s Forrest - Advanced Level

This Extreme 35 minute workout includes the warm up and cool down (there are no Dynamic or Static Stretches). Both the Warm up and cool down consist of jogging or walking down the Trail in a Zig Zag formation.

With all of the exercises a 40 second activity is then followed by 20 second rest - the Rest is always “jog or walk down Trail in a Zig Zag formation”.

This Application would be great for:

Ø  Personal Trainers looking for fresh ideas for their clients

Ø  Freestyle Group Exercise Instructors looking for different formats for their classes

Ø  Circuit Instructors looking for themed circuits for either outdoors or indoors boot camp style classes (can incorporate with equipment)

Ø  Group Exercise or PT Instructors working with kids and adolescents

This app would be a great tool for any fitness professional hoping to diversify their repertoire – the only limit is their imagination… So have you got what it takes to confront these Challenges?!


Kate is a Fitness eCoach at the Australian Institute of Fitness in WA, as well as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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