The Richmond Olympic Oval is pleased to introduce our newest fitness offering launching soon: DEKA™.
What is DEKA ™?
Created by the founders of Spartan Races, DEKA™ offers world-class functional fitness events, training, and programming for all fitness levels. DEKA™ classes, events, and programs incorporate 10 DEKA™ Zones inspired by everyday movements like pushing, lifting, carrying, rowing, cycling, and climbing.
The 10 DEKA™ Zones are:
To learn more about the DEKA™ Zones, click here.
So, what does this mean for you?
Very soon, Oval members can try out FOUR new offerings, including classes, events, programs, and challenges!
DEKA™ Strength – Group Fitness Class
You may have already seen that DEKA™ Strength classes are available on the group fitness schedule. DEKA™ Strength incorporates functional movements and some of the DEKA™ Zones in a one-hour class consisting of two blocks of three rotating exercises, wrapping up with a one-minute burnout. DEKA™ Strength classes build strength, power, and endurance in a fun and supportive environment.
DEKA™ STRONG – Special Event
DEKA™ STRONG events consist of ten functional training zones. The best part? There’s no running! DEKA™ STRONG aims to test, gamify and celebrate your fitness. Anyone can take part in a DEKA™ STRONG event. Race as an individual, or grab a partner and enter the team division (or both).
DEKA™ DRY TRI – Member Challenge
Gather your friends and visit the Fitness Centre to participate in DEKA™ challenges. In teams of three (male, female, or co-ed), each teammate will row, ski, and bike for as many meters as possible for one minute. When the timer reaches the one-minute mark, teammates will swap machines. This process will repeat at each one-minute mark for nine rounds in total. An OVALfit judge will oversee each attempt and submit final scores. Click Here for more information about DEKA™ challenges.
DEKA™ Registered Program
Complete the classic DEKA™ Zone sequence in the wide-open space of the Oval’s activity level. DEKA™ programs work to improve your fitness over a defined period, with testing of your times compared from the beginning of the program to the end.
Look out for the official launch of each DEKA™ offering!