Virgin Active’s Mudder Maker Is Back and It’s Tougher Than Ever

Tough Mudder has been gaining popularity and rightly so.  Appealing to all age groups, Tough Mudder is undoubtedly an essential on everyone’s list of goals, and training for the event is one of the first hurdles to go through. If you are looking for the best way, or at least some motivation to jump into your next Mudder, Virgin Active has your back.

Virgin Active is launching Mudder Maker 2.0, marking one of their toughest classes to date! Following a successful launch last spring, the classes are designed to push Mudders-in-training to their physical and mental max, ahead of the upcoming Tough Mudder event season.

With their innovated expertise and obstacle course training to challenge the toughest of Mudders, Mudder Maker 2.0 brings Virgin Active’s knowledge to an indoor workout. These workouts are to challenge participants like no other through new obstacles and challenges to get you ready for the mud.


The 45-minute circuit-style class will put participants through five challenging obstacles and five bodyweight conditioning exercises set to a rock soundtrack. Developed with the Tough Mudder events in mind, the class will test Mudders’ stability, agility and strength, but with less mud!

The two new Mudder Maker obstacles for 2016:

  • Pro Log: A 1.9m, 40kg multi-handled log that teams carry from one marker to the next, replicating Tough Mudder’s infamous wooden log carry, ‘Hold your Wood’
  • Wreck Bag: A rubber filled weight bag in 35, 40 and 50lbs, giving participants a full body workout as they carry it on their shoulders as if they were carrying team-mates

When participants think things can’t get any tougher, they will be introduced to the “Mudder Minute,” a team-based drill that tests strength and stability in a 60-second blast.


“Following the success of last year’s Mudder Maker class, we wanted to offer something bigger and better, taking Mudder Maker to the next level,” says James Trevorrow, Virgin Active’s Nation Product Innovation Manager. “Mudder Maker 2.0 will offer an adrenaline based workout, preparing people of all fitness levels for Tough Mudder and for those who have not signed up to Tough Mudder but simply enjoy calorie guzzling circuit classes, this is the one for you.’’

Nikki Emmans, Vice President of Marketing at Tough Mudder, commented: “Each year we innovate the obstacles on the Tough Mudder course, providing participants with new tasks and challenges. For the second year running we have teamed up with Virgin Active to ensure Mudders receive the best training ahead of the event, with the Virgin Active’s Mudder Maker 2.0 class offering participants the best way possible to prepare both physically and mentally for all the new challenges the Tough Mudder course has to offer in 2016.’’


For the first time, Virgin Active is offering all Mudders signed up for a live event the change to join Virgin Active, with a no joining fee on a non-contract basis for as little, or as long as they like to help them train for the event. To sign up for the exclusive Mudder Membership, participants must take their Tough Mudder registration email to their local Virgin Active Health Club.

Mudder Maker 2.0 is available at 90 Virgin Active Health Clubs nationwide, launching in London, Scotland, East and Classic clubs on the 11th April, and in North, South and West England on 9th May. To find your local club or more about Mudder Maker 2.0 visit



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