Forteza Fitness

FightingFit! Bootcamp Conditioning


Get fit, build confidence, and feel like a warrior with Chicago’s most unique boot camp: FightingFit!, A unique program of seven separate, but inter-related modules that will let you toughen-up and push yourself in new ways.

FightingFit! is not a work out, it is a Philosophy. The warrior mind-set drives our concepts of fitness: the Ability to go forward and achieve, regardless of setbacks and resistance.

Endurance. Power. Resilience.  These are the pillars that make up true strength. FightingFit! will provide all of these, and more. Both a multi-disciplinary program of 30-minute classes designed to increase martial arts and sports performance, and an innovative “functional fitness” program for anyone looking to “mix it up”,  We work in a fun, encouraging environment to sharpen the best “you”. We not only sweat, we learn to improve our bodies and our lives. Do you want to discover the best you? To refine you will and your body until nothing can stop you from living your life? There is no end to life challenges, on the field, in the ring, and in the board room, you need to be at your best. Find out what that means.

FightFit Flow emphasizes elasticity, suppleness and joint stabilization. Have wobbly knees when you lunge? Hike your shoulders whenever you cut? Or do you just feel like you need a warm-up to get your body conditioned before training for the night? This class is for you!

FightingFit Warrior is based on using weapon’s work as a way to create true, “functional fitness”. Strengthen your body with the weapon of your choice and hone it for the rigors of martial arts training.

FightingFit Grit deepens your gas tank and acclimates you to performing under stresses — whether that is adventure racing, sparring or being chased by tigers. (OK, we don’t have tigers in Chicago, but if you ever move someplace that does, you’ll be ready!)

FightingFit Bit is our online, mid-day workout. Get away from your desk and work out some tension, improve posture and fight the ravages of the desk-worker’s life — all without having to go anywhere!

Fluidity. Functional Strength. Aerobic performance under stress. The three pillars to peak performance. You can come in and take just one of the three pieces on any given night, or take them all for a full-body workout. Stick with these core classes or build out with two of our specialty classes:

SwordFit! Swordfighting is one of the most effective forms of cross-training available. It combines aerobic and anaerobic exercise with a diverse workout that builds core strength, cardiovascular fitness, hand-eye coordination, balance, and timing; all through practicing a fun and engaging martial art. SwordFit! is a solo training program that combines a great way to build confidence, bust stress, and get in touch with your inner warrior with one of the most exciting tools available: the medieval longsword. Combined with the use of staff weapons, body-weight exercises and “old school” fitness techniques that literally extend back thousands of years, you can now use the tools of the warrior to build endurance, agility, raw power, reaction time, and fluid motion.

SpartanFit! Push yourself to be your best in our Sunday morning bootcamps! Specifically designed with the needs and objectives of Spartan and other adventure racers in mind, this is our “bring your best and leave behind the rest” workout! Each week offers a new challenge.  The entire fighting fit team will pitch in to design work outs designed to prepare you for upcoming team challenges. Workouts range over a wide variety of topics but one thing is certain, it will push you to your limits and sweat away your fear. You may be fit, but are you Spartan fit?

Class Structure

Exercises allow for a personal and internal focus on body mechanics, speed, and strength. Exercises are designed to give you a balanced workout of cardiovascular, muscular, and technical training. All equipment is provided. You need only bring your workout gear, supportive footwear, a water bottle, and a sense of determination! A pair of snug-fitting gloves is recommended but not required.

Is FightingFit! for me?

Our FightingFit! boot camp is excellent for those who are looking for a:

  • a unique series of workout regimens, combining exercises of swordplay, unarmed combat, “old school” calisthenics and the best of modern athletic conditioning to give you a warrior’s physique;
  • a form of fitness that is exciting and not monotonous.
  • A fantastic start to your day and a great way to pump up before heading to work
  • perfect cross-training for obstacle racing, personal training or any of our martia arts courses

How do I begin?

If you’ve been wanting to get off your couches and become more comfortable in your own skin, then your journey starts here! Beginning is easy! Enroll in our FightingFit! or All-Inclusive programs and turn up to as many of these classes as you like; be ready to work!

Still not convinced? Why not try a Free Class?