The Active Man Turf Games


What started as a few guys getting together for a workout one afternoon in London for a bit of fun, has now turned into a team based competition with some of London’s fittest guys.
The first ever Turf Games will see 6 teams of 5 guys going head to head in 3 different styles of workouts over 3 months.  Each workout will be a test of different skills and fitness levels around strength, cardio and team work.

Given a lot of our customers and community come from a background of team sports – professional rugby, cricket, running, weightlifting etc some even playing for their country, we really wanted to find a platform where we could offer guys the chance again, to compete in a team environment and channel that comradery that sport offers.  From this we launched our Smash & Bash series in May this year and also our joint event with Active in Style called Sweat Sessions – which gets guys and girls competing together in teams. Post each event, the guys will be refuelled by Neat Nutrition, Fresh Fitness Food and Naked Juices
See some of the video highlights below >>

Smash & Bash #2

Summer Sweat Session #1

The first event in the Turf Games will take place at The Foundry in Vauxhall on Wednesday the 27th, followed by an outdoor workout on Wednesday 25th October and workout at a CrossFit box on Saturday 25th of November where the overall winning team will be announced and share in thousands of pounds in prizes.

Meet The Captains

In order to run the comp efficiently and make it as fair and competitive as possible, 6 captains were chosen based on various criteria and they were in charge of selecting their teams.  Meet them below –

Lee Phillips  (@leephillips999) Team Essence

  • Where do you train? Perpetua Crossfit, Battersea.
  • Favourite type of workout? Some heavy lifting followed by a nasty metcon!
  • Batman or Spiderman? The Bat
  • One workout thing you can’t live without? Zinc oxide tape to cover the rips on my hands.
  • Aged 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Fireman, I’m living the dream! (Lee
  • LA or NYC? LA for the beach and sunshine!
  • Rugby or Football? Rugby, I’m Welsh!
  • 3 people you would love to have a beer with? My 3 brothers, family is important to me and we don’t get together enough.

 

Lee Phillips is also our first Active Man Athlete – watch his video below >>

Freddie Ray (@fred_fit_) Team Get it Done

  • Where do you train? On Your Marks in Clapham Junction
  • Favourite type of workout? Strongman/full body conditioning
  • Batman or Spiderman? Batman, no question!
  • One workout thing you can’t live without? Rowing machine
  • Aged 5, what did you want to be when you grew up? Standup comedian
  • LA or NYC? LA!!!
  • Rugby or Football? Rugby
  • 3 people you would love to have a beer with? Bear Grylls, David Attenborough, Jessica Alba

 

Andrew Julien (@ajsmadness) Team Madness

  • Where do you train? Gymbox, Holborn.
  • Favourite type of workout? High intensity strength training
  • Batman or Spiderman? I am batman
  • One workout thing you can’t live without? Barbell
  • Aged 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Apart from the green power ranger, a football player.
  • LA or NYC? I’ve only been LA (shocking I know) so I guess LA.
  • Rugby or Football? Football
  • 3 people you would love to have a beer with? Kanye West , Phil Knight, Michael Jordan

David Arnot (@davidevolve353) Team Scambled Legs

  • Where do you train? Evolve353 in Parsons Green
  • Favourite type of workout? Strength/power (I have zero endurance)
  • Batman or Spiderman? Spiderman
  • One workout thing you can’t live without? A really good playlist
  • Aged 5, what did you want to be when you grew up? Wanted to be a farmer like my Dad, or a binman…not sure the reasons behind that one ha!
  • LA or NYC? NYC
  • Rugby or Football? RUGBY
  • 3 people you would love to have a beer with? Arnold Schwarzenegger, Susan Boyle and Donald Trump…

David Birtwhistle (@davidbirtwistle) – Team Everstrong

  • Where do you train? Crossfit Perpetua or Active Man or Reach Fitness
  • Favourite type of workout? Strength Metcon
  • Batman or Spiderman? Spiderman
  • One workout thing you can’t live without? Peanut Butter
  • Aged 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?  ( I think Lee might be the only one who is what they wanted to be – a Fireman!) Air Force Pilot
  • LA or NYC? LA
  • Rugby or Football? Ladies Beach Volleyball
  • 3 people you would love to have a beer with? Will Smith when he was in Fresh Prince, Barack Obama & Jesus

Lawrence price (@fafitsake) Team Man Dime High Five

  • Where do you train? – Planet Earth.
  • Favourite type of workout? The juxtaposition is that a favourite workout is in danger of being over used as we naturally gravitate towards all that we are good at and therefore enjoy…with that under consideration I enjoy workouts that take me away from this scenario and show me new skills that I initially struggle with and in time overcome. These kind of sessions are not enjoyable…which is exactly why I enjoy them.
  • Batman or Spiderman? Batman. Obvs.
  • One workout thing you can’t live without? Emotion…it’s so important to feel moved by what you do especially when it comes to physical action. Training with emotion present adds to the purpose and creates the required focus needed for progress.
  • Aged 5, what did you want to be when you grew up?  ( I think Lee might be the only one who is what they wanted to be – a Fireman!) I wanted to be a farmer…probably a sheep farmer.
  • LA or NYC? Only been to LA a few times and never NYC…apparently I’d quite like NYC…I’ll get back to you on that one!
  • Rugby or Football? Rugby. Obvs.
  • 3 people you would love to have a beer with? Modern day would be Tom Hardy cos he’s my man crush. Historically it would be Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery and I would ask him all his war stories from being shot by a sniper in the First World War right up to commanding the allied forces at D-Day. Lastly it would be Kim Jong-un as I’d imagine he gets extremely loose after a few beers…

Each team has 5 guys, with teams remaining the same throughout all 3 events, barring sickness or being away.

To stay up to date on all things Turf Games, be sure to be following @theactiveman and @teamathleticlife on Instagram

We have some exciting plans for 2018, if you would be interested to take part in these events, or submit your own team, enter your details below:

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