The following were taken by Damien Schumann during the finals of the inaugural Roark Games.
Exercise has evolved to the point where there are a host of different training options available to those who want to get strong, fit or both. I’ve written before that exercise can be a bit like religion and politics, fiercely debated without anyone changing their belief.
The inaugural first round of the Roark Games took place on Saturday. Competitors were required to finish a set amount of reps, with the quickest to do so coming first, as well as a 3,5km run. The event took place outside the gym in Zonnebloem and at Camps Bay beach. We’ll be releasing the results on Monday, but for now here are some of the photographs snapped on the day. The final round takes place this coming Saturday 10 November – friends and family please feel welcome to come by and support your athletes.
When we opened the first Roark, I had a very clear idea of how I wanted the gym to be. I was determined that it would be a place that cut straight to the point of training, with my hope being that those who belonged to it would discover the same feeling towards training that I have.
After a number of weeks of very heavy programming, with most of the focus being on the tougher parts of the movements we practice at Roark, we feel that our athletes are in the best possible position to partake in the Roark Games. Speculation has been rife as to what will and won’t be included, as well as to how its all going to work. Here’s some clarity:
There isn’t much that makes us happier than hearing that someone has cancelled their corporate/globo gym contract. These corporate clubs are the greatest lie ever sold. And probably the most lucrative. Mark Rippetoe explains why:
Check out this behind the scenes video with Stormer and Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, filmed for Sports Illustrated at our gym.