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.

Fighting Fit 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.

Fighting Fit will provide all of these, and more. 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.

Fighting Fit: Combative Conditioning – Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 PM

Virtues: Endurance and Will

The centerpiece of the Fighting Fit program, our new Core class is martial fitness at its best. Sweat and grind away fat while learning the basics of street self-defense. Sweat and grind away fat while learning the basics of street self-defense. Heart strengthening calisthenics and Spartan-style training will build your endurance and will to go forward. Pad drills and kick boxing basics will get you light on your feet and delivering stinging punches without having to fight any one.  All levels, difficulty will be scaled to the members experience and fitness. (Also a part of our Combatives and Counter-Violence program!

Fighting Fit: Power  – Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00 PM

Virtues: Strength and Focus

Drive your way to victory with Hard-Style Kettlebell training. Highly skilled instructors will teach you the skills and focus needed to wring the true power out the Kettle bell. Class will cool down with core work to make sure you are a tough as you are strong. The program will build your body in clearly defined steps. All levels of gym-goers have something to learn here.

Fighting Fit Flex – Tuesday 6 AM

Virtues: Resilience and Recovery

Mobility and recovery are keys to any successful work out program.  There is more to flexibility than stretching. Joints need to be supple and ready for action at all times so that you can feel at your peak condition at all times. Working out can grind the body down. Take a moment to build it up again. This class will focus on movement skills, flexibility drills and other staples of martial movement.

SwordFit! – Tuesdays 7:30 PM

Virtues: Flexibility, Dexterity and Endurance

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.

Combative Kick-Boxing – Fridays 6 PM
Virtues: Strength and Endurance

What busts stress like taking to a heavy bag? Nothing! Let out tension, build agility and fluidity and learn real, practical fighting skills in this dynamic and fun class that combines elements of boxing, kick-boxing and Muay Thai.

SpartanFit! – Sundays, 10 AM

Virtues: ALL

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 fearYou 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?