JULY 29th - AUGUST 5th
Reebok and Brittingham Boats have teamed up again to bring back the popular #FitBarge. Starting July 29th through August 5th from sunrise to sunset, area residents and visitors will have access to FREE fitness classes, athlete appearances, social gatherings, and more all while floating on Lake Monona on the Reebok #FitBarge.
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Where will the Reebok Fit Barge be?
The Reebok Fit Barge will be on Lake Monona in Madison, WI just off John Nolen Drive and a quick 15-minute paddle from Brittingham Boats.
What is going on at the Reebok Fit Barge?
Yoga, Boot Camp, CrossFit, SUP Yoga, and SUP Fitness, games, SUP Polo and so much more. To see the full schedule of classes and events, please click here.
How can I get to the Reebok Fit Barge?
If you're a class participant, please come to Olin Park, located at 1156 Olin-Turville Ct in Madison, to check-in. Registered class participants will get a free shuttle from Olin Park to the Reebok Fit Barge. Brittingham Boats will also have paddle crafts at Olin Park – just make sure to leave plenty of extra time to paddle out to the Fit Barge before your class starts. Otherwise, feel free to paddle out from Brittingham Boats, 701 W. Brittingham Pl, anytime there is not a class going on.
Can I use my own boat to get to the Reebok Fit Barge?
Sure, when there is not a class in session, stop by. Paddle or powerboats, rafts and floats of all styles are welcome.
Note: paddle craft can tie up to the Fit Barge but powerboats will have to anchor away from the barge. Kids keep your PFD's on - the Reebok Fit Barge is still a boat.
Do I need to register for classes?
Yes! All fitness classes are free but you must pre-register. All participants will be picked up by complimentary pontoon boat 30 minutes prior to your class from Olin Park. If class is full please add yourself to the waitlist, and/or arrive 30 mins before the class to see if there is a spot open.
What should I bring to class?
A valid ID; a water bottle (full); fitness towel if desired; and a lot of energy. All fitness equipment will be provided including yoga mats and stand-up paddleboards.
Can I take more than one class?
Yes. Fitness is not a one-time thing!
Are there restrooms on the Reebok Fit Barge?
No, but there are bathrooms at Olin Park. Please plan accordingly and don’t forget to leave time for the shuttle out to the barge.
Can I go to the Reebok Fit Barge at night?
The Reebok Fit Barge is closed and patrolled at night, unless there is a nighttime event scheduled. To see the full schedule, please download the Fit Barge app when it is released.
General Registration is open starting July 22nd! Click here to grab your spot before they all fill up!
Enjoy unlimited registration during general registration! If a class is full, you can still join the waitlist for a chance to participate! Please note: There may be some last minute openings in classes, so feel free to show up 30 mins early for a class and if a spot opens up it is yours!
In order to book a class:
Please click the "Book Class" button below and follow the steps to claim a ticket to be listed on the roster for that class. This button will change to "Filling Fast" if the class is reaching max capacity. All classes are FREE!
*NOTE: You may RSVP to several events, however they will not count towards a spot in the class, unless you clicked "Book Class".
Click here to view the 2019 Reebok Fit Barge Class Schedule
To view the schedule of classes, and to sign up, please download our app.
Run & Swim Skill Development
Chris Hinshaw, Coach of CrossFit Games Champions & 10x Ironman Competitor, will share his personal secrets to maximize your next biathlon or triathlon performance. This exclusive class focuses on best practices within a run-swim as well as swim-run event including all aspects of the optimal “running shoe" transition. So...bring your running shoes and swim gear.
Instructor: Chris Hinshaw
This class is designed to provide you with tools to help treat nagging issues and improve your range of motion. We will address concepts such as smashing, flossing, traction, static and dynamic stretching, as well as when to use each strategy to optimize your performance.
Instructor: Kevin O’Connell
PKFit is 50 minutes of full-body, high intensity interval training. By using almost entirely your own body weight, we will hit virtually every major muscle in your body and utilize every available minute to make sure you get the best sweat possible! Designed for all fitness levels and abilities.
Instructor: Peter Kraus
This class is focused on promoting strength and power endurance with an emphasis on core integration. We will use intervals, circuits, and progressions for a great workout in the sun. Individuals will learn how to use their own bodyweight for fun motivating workouts anywhere. Designed for all fitness levels and abilities.
Instructor: Pat Gilles
CXWORX™ is a 30-minute choreographed group fitness class created by Les Mills. It begins with a warmup and breaks off into working different sections of the core with movements both on the mat and standing. Participants use a resistance band to add load to the muscles to increase muscle strength.
Instructors: Mari Foster
A full-body workout that consists of isometric holds and heavy repetition, working muscles to fatigue to develop muscle stamina and endurance. Body weight exercises and functional movements will be performed to challenge the body and engage the mind.
Instructor: Kellian Kiron
Open Water Swim Clinic
Professional Triathlete & Coach Blake Becker will teach techniques to help with swimming through rough conditions, dealing with glare from the sun, staying calm in the open water and effectively dealing with other swimmers around you. All skill levels welcome. If you spend time in the water, put this one on your must attend list!
Instructor: Blake Becker
CrossFit is a fitness regimen made up of constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. It is a universally scalable program, making it accessible to any committed individual regardless of their current level of fitness or experience. Come one, come all!
Instructor: Kevin O’Connell
Yoga is focused on cultivating health and wellbeing through breathing and posture exercises. It aims to inspire relaxation, flexibility, and concentration.
Bring a new dimension to your practice by adding water. Our certified Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga instructors will lead you through a combination of balance, technique and peaceful exercises. This is a class like no other.
Have you taken a boot camp class? This takes those exercises to a paddleboard. Pushups, burpees, and squats take on a new dimension when on a stand-up paddleboard. Class is led by fitness experts and certified SUP Fit instructors.
HIIT with Kenny
Get your pump on before the Reebok CrossFit Games! Bodybuilding/HIIT workout with Kenny Santucci!
First Responder 400
(Still spots left! You do not need to be a first responder to attend)
First responders (firefighters, EMTs and medics) need to be prepared physically for any and all situations. Proper workouts help first responders prepare for their job physically and also help them cope emotionally. To help support our first responders, the Fit Barge staff have worked with Aaron Zamzow from the Madison Fire Department to create the First Responder 400. Come participate with other first responders and perform this challenging and rewarding 400 rep workout. This workout is
versatile and adaptable, it does not require a lot of equipment and the exercises can be modified to meet the needs of all fitness levels. The workout involves a quick active warm-up that will get you moving better and ready for the next 400 reps. The workout itself involves mainly bodyweight exercises and includes some movements that first responders do every day to meet the demands of their job (crawls, pulls, slams).
Celebrating the Female Athlete
Friday, August 2nd from 5pm-6:30pm
Julie Foucher will lead the panel of fitness enthusiasts Jen Widerstrom, Christy Adkins & Lindy Barber to discuss topics relevant to women in fitness. Topics to include – the transition from competitive athlete to training for longevity, training through pregnancy and post-partum, and cultivating health inside and outside the gym.
(Hosted by Brittingham Boats)
Paddle out into the middle of Lake Monona, at night, and watch Jaws. Hopefully you won’t be too scared to paddle back... The classic movie that scared people away from beaches will be played on a big screen, on the Fit Barge. Boats are clipped to an anchor line, so we’ll all float together. This event will only happen once, so don’t miss out!
Feeling brave... Watch it on a SUP! (Click here to register)
Music on Monona
(Hosted by Brittingham Boats)
What's better than live music? Enjoying it from a boat of course! In association with the Reebok Fit Barge, we're enjoying the space by hosting three local bands. Not to mention that there's no better setting than the middle of Lake Monona with views of the Madison skyline. Rent a boat, paddle out, float and enjoy!
(Hosted by Brittingham Boats)
Madison Boat's classic ice cream boat float is bigger and better than ever! This time, it's out in the middle of Lake Monona, around the Reebok Fit Barge! Paddle between stations with a little haste and build your frozen yogurt sundae. All the toppings and all the goods are provided at 3 different stations on the lake. $3 for a sundae with your boat rental. (No reservations needed, just show up at Brittingham Boats)
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