Overcoming Obstacles

An 8 week Obstacle Course Race Training Program


Overcoming Obstacles: An 8 week Obstacle Course Race Training Program

Are you ready to do something fun and different?


Make this the year you finally sign up for that race you’ve always wanted to try!!  

Have you been thinking of doing an Obstacle course race like Spartan, Tough Mudder or Rugged Maniac but you have no idea how to prepare for one?  Are you scared that you won’t be able to finish the race?  Are you struggling to find friends that will commit to training and the race with you?

We’ve all done it…read through the event’s website so much we know it off by heart but something stops you from clicking on that register button and making it official.  Finally there is a program where you can share those doubts and questions and get answers from someone who’s been there.

Or maybe you’ve registered and you’re starting to panic because you have no clue what you just got yourself into or how to prepare for it?!  Then this program is exactly what you need to train and prepare!

Overcoming Obstacles is an 8 week program (plus 2 bonus weeks) that will help you train and prepare for your first Obstacle course race.  It includes 8 weekly modules focused on training your mind and body and it’s unique in that it includes ongoing support and encouragement.  After your race you’ll have access to two additional modules because support shouldn’t end at the start line.  If you’re ready to take the leap but still feeling scared and nervous than this is the program for you!  Even if you’ve ran a race before but want to train and prepare yourself better for the next one this program is perfect for you too!

But what is an Obstacle course race anyways?  Obstacle course racing is one of the fastest growing sports, it offers varying degrees of challenge for anyone from beginner to elite athlete.  An Obstacle course race is not your typical 5 km road race.  It’s usually run off road on trails, through mud with obstacles such as 5-8 foot walls, ropes to climb, barbed wire to crawl under and sandbags to carry along the course.  They are very fun and empowering but also very challenging and require a different type of training than a 5k run does.  If you want a new kind of challenge and you want to see what you’re made of and push yourself to do the things you think you can’t do than an obstacle race is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

This 8 week online program will teach you everything you need to know before you run that race.

Jaclyn Ung, owner of Smart Fit Personal Training and self proclaimed obstacle course racing addict will share with you all of the things she’s had to learn the hard way so you don’t have to.

At the end of this program you’ll feel confident walking up to the start line, knowing that you trained hard and can do it.  You’ll cross that finish line with pride, feeling elated about all that you accomplished.

Yes, there are a lot of race training programs and free workouts online but this one is different, this one gives you not only an 8 week training plan but also includes nutrition coaching, mental preparation, detailed info on common obstacles and most importantly ongoing support, motivation and encouragement from a trainer and coach who’s been there.  PLUS, 2 bonus modules at the end for post race support and celebration!

Whether this is your first or fifth race you’ll benefit from this program.

Overcoming Obstacles: An 8 week obstacle race training program includes:

  • Pre-Module: Goal setting and race expectations – knowing why you want to run the race is an important part of staying committed to it
  • Module 1: Strength Training 101 – You’ll learn what you should be doing and how to do the exercises correctly, quick and efficient workouts that you can do anywhere with little or no equipment
  • Module 2: Running 101 – How to get started with running, the importance of mobility and tips to prevent injuries
  • Module 3: Nutrition 101 – A 28 Day Real Food meal plan with recipes and weekly nutrition habits so that you can create lifestyle change.  You’ll learn nutrition basics such as why you need to eat carbs and which ones are better than others, why your body needs protein and water especially during race training and how to fuel your body before and after the race.
  • Module 4: Obstacle course racing 101 – Learn how obstacle course racing is different and why your training needs to be different, learn how to put strength and endurance training together
  • Module 5: Mental race prep 101 – You need to strengthen yourself both physically and mentally
  • Module 6: Hills and Grip Strength 101 – Adding hill training and grip strength work will prepare you for race day
  • Module 7: Obstacles 101 – Learn about the most common obstacles and how to do them and what exercises you should be doing
  • Module 8: Race Day prep 101 – Learn what you should pack, what to expect, how to taper your training, what to eat and drink in the days before and after your race
  • BONUS Module 9: Post race recovery and Celebration
  • BONUS Module 10: Maintenance 101

In addition to lifetime access to the online modules you also get:

  • Weekly workouts designed specifically for OCR training
  • Weekly email check ins so that you can ask questions and get support
  • A 28 Day Real Food Nutrition Guide with meal plans and recipes
  • A learn to run guide to teach you how to run safely
  • Support!! You’ll have ongoing access to your coach and trainer via email

All this for only $99 CAD!!!  

Sign up and start right away!!

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Here’s what current members of Overcoming Obstacles have to say about the program and Jaclyn:

“This year my brother approached me about doing the Relay for Life – at first I was a bit concerned as I had been feeling quite tired & just not able to keep up with a routine. When I heard about Jaclyn’s Obstacle Course Online Training sessions I was very interested – I knew that if I am going to do the Relay for Life than I need to do more than just walk/run on the treadmill. Jaclyn’s passion for obstacle course racing has really intrigued me & made me want to work harder & I felt that doing this would help. So I signed up & have been doing the program for the past few weeks. I’ve always struggled with my core & upper body strength & this program has really helped in those areas – I am feeling a lot less tired lately & I have seen improvement – I am able to actually do pushups from my toes!!  As well as burpees (I’ve been using the modified versions) but I am seeing improvement in that area as well. When Jaclyn first introduced me to the burpee I thought what have I gotten myself into? – this is going to put me in the hospital but I’ve been able to push through it & I can now do 10 full burpees (without modifying). Jaclyn’s workouts have definitely helped me in this area more than just walking/running on the treadmill ever could.  I’ve come to count my successes more in my ability to get through the workouts & watch my improvements each week.  The workouts that Jaclyn provides with the modifications work towards building up strength & endurance. The exercises are challenging, fun & progressive. Jaclyn has been an amazing motivator – she is constantly providing examples of her own challenges & successes which make the whole experience more real.  I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future!!”  ~ Tracey R

“ I am enjoying the workouts and have been getting runs in and I haven’t run in well over a year! I did the run & strength work out on Sunday and it was amazing how fatigued I was with adding in those pushups and jump squats!” ~ Allie 

“I am 32 years old and have been working out in a gym for years and have also been running for awhile so I was skeptical of signing up honestly. I have never ran an obstacle course race before and decided it couldn’t hurt to try this program out as I was in the dark for how to train besides some online research. No regrets! Jaclyn is amazing! She encourages you every step of the way. She understands that we are all human and sometimes life gets in the way. You can reach out to her privately and she is more than happy to help you out if you have any questions or concerns. She is very personable and approachable and you can tell she has a big heart and cares about everyone’s successes individually. She checks in with everyone on the group page as well as privately to see how you are doing and where you are at. Jaclyn will also modify the workouts to suit your fitness level and has many informative videos weekly explaining how the workouts are done. The best part of the program is you have access to this information forever unlike many other online training courses where if it says 8 weeks they mean 8 weeks. This course is much more flexible. The private Facebook group is a place you can share your vulnerability and relate with others in the program without judgement. You may even find some new workout buddies in the process! I give Overcoming Obstacles 2 thumbs up and recommend it to anyone looking to run an obstacle course such as Spartan Sprint, Rugged Maniac, Foam Fest, X Warrior etc. Jaclyn will not disappoint” ~ Ashlee



Meet your Coach:

My name is Jaclyn, I’m a Mom, Wife, Obstacle Course Racer, Cross Fitter, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist.  I get how hard it is to find time not only to workout but to eat healthy.  It’s hard to juggle all the responsibilities that us moms have.  But when you take time for yourself you’re a better mom, wife, friend, co-worker and all around happier person!  I’m here to support you and help you do that.

I’ve struggled with body image most of my life.  I always felt if I just could lose the last 10 pounds I would finally feel better about myself.  What I discovered once I started eating healthier and exercising regularly is that I feel most confident and beautiful when I am doing things to make myself stronger and healthier.  In 2014 I discovered the world of Obstacle course racing when I ran my first Spartan Race, it was something I never thought I could do at the age of 35 but I did it and I was hooked.  It’s hard to explain the feeling you get when you cross that finish line and realize you did things that you never thought you could do.  It’s my passion to help women discover their full potential when they too do the things they thought they couldn’t do.