“The Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge –
From the producers of “American Ninja Warrior” comes “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” to NBC.
Inspired by Spartan Race – the creators of the world’s most demanding obstacle course races – “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” raises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance and will. Teams of five compete on one the most demanding courses ever devised and have to push through the pain to win $250,000.”
This is a very special day as we get to talk with TV celebrities! Bridget and Suzanne just took part in a new team challenge show that will be airing on NBC starting June 13th. What’s even more exciting is that these ladies are representing Colorado Springs! If you live in, near or around the Springs you’re pretty much famous too.
A little bit about these fit women.
Bridget is a single mother of five kids, that is not a typo, yes five kids two of which are twins. Growing up she played sports but not because she wanted to but mostly because she was tall and was more or less expected to play sports. At 6’ 2” Bridget is a ball of energy and has found a passion for obstacle course racing, that passion is contagious and even during our interview she convinced Dr. Grove Higgins to sign up for this coming Spartan race at Fort Carson. Bridget has an amazing story where she describes how she lost 70 pounds (20 of which was the twins) and how she got so good at obstacle course racing. So good that NBC reached out to her and asked that she get a team together to participate in the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge.
Suzanne admitted to us that she hates running however, she does love sports and participated in gymnastics through college. She went the Miss fitness route and did American gladiator, martial arts and competitive bodybuilding. During the interview Suzanne describes some of the obstacles that they had to overcome in the show, imagine a group of people standing on a giant log that is swinging back and forth over a body of water and the people have to leap off this log and land on a platform on the other side of the water. Suzanne is also a registered dietitian and gives us a few tips during the interview.
Listen to this episode of Under Ten Fitness to hear the detailed experience of shooting this TV show and as a bonus Bridget, Suzanne and Dr. Grove give some great tips along the way from diet tips to training tips.
The show is called the Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge and premieres on NBC June 13th 10/9c
You can follow Bridget on Instagram here: Bridget’s Instagram
Suzanne also host’s Ninja Kids Warrior style fit camps you can find those here: Suzanne’s Website
We would like to thank Bridget, Suzanne and Dr. Grove for being guests on the show! Be sure to watch them on TV and cheer for them along with Drew and everyone here at Under Ten Fitness.
And as always remember – Stay Motivated!