TacFit, short for Tactical Fitness, utilizes unconventional lifting techniques and equipment to improve anaerobic output and aerobic endurance. The Tactical Fitness Assessment (TFA) was designed as a test for the military, police, fire or EMS. Based on the TFA requirements, TacFit was created by personal trainer Peter Purcell, a former infantry medic and health care specialist.
Used as a baseline fitness measurement, the TFA tests individual’s max performance in one minute for: push-ups, crunches, body weight squats, pull ups and requires a timed 500-meter row and 1.5-mile run. At Chelsea Piers, TacFit provides an intense challenge for anyone looking to improve overall core strength and cardiovascular output. During the six-week series, participants meet three times per week and are provided with an individual cardio training plan to complete on their own.
To establish a baseline, the assessment is given during the second workout. In the proceeding weeks, Purcell presents team oriented workouts designed to improve test results. In the final week of the series, the assessment is given again to measure the improvement of participants over the six-week period.
Throughout the TacFit Training Series the MYZONE heartrate belt is worn by all participants to hold them accountable during each workout. Weekly challenges are presented to push each person to their maximum effort level.
“I’m excited about this new training series because it offers accountability, variety and measurable results,” said Carolina Quiroga, director of the Athletic Club at Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “The class takes boot camp to the next level with a starting point, MYZONE feedback throughout and a final test to finish the six-week series. It is a great option for someone that loves team work, working toward an event and wants a total body workout to kick the New Year off right.”
In addition to the TacFit Training Series, an abbreviated version of the workout is also offered in the form of a one-hour group fitness class, offered several times a week at the ChelseaPiers Athletic Club.
Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) is a 500,000-square-foot state-of-the-art sports and recreation facility in Stamford, just off I-95 at Exit 9. Opened in July 2012, Chelsea Piers features two indoor ice rinks, an Olympic pool and adjacent 6,000-sq.-ft. Splash Zone indoor water park, a 14,000-sq.-ft. gymnastics training center, a three-studio Dance Academy, 11 singles and one hardball doubles squash court, seven indoor hard court tennis courts, an indoor turf baseball/softball training facility and five batting cages, a 12,000-sq.-ft. Adventure Center featuring a recreational trampoline center, a 24-foot high rock wall and a Little Athletes gym for children six months to five years, and a Field House with a 100-yard turf field, four hardwood basketball/volleyball courts and a 1/5-mile track.
In December 2014, Chelsea Piers Connecticut opened a world-class 65,000 square-foot health & fitness facility and clubhouse called “CP-AC Fitness.” The members-only fitness facility features 25,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, a dedicated mind/body center for Pilates Reformer classes, multi-disciplinary and hot yoga, as well as traditional group fitness studios and dedicated space for triathlon and competitive cycling training. There are more than 110 weekly fitness classes and programs. Additionally, there is a custom Queenax Bridge studio creating endless possibilities for suspension, boxing and functional training.
Opened at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in March 2015, The LOFT is a 4,000-square-foot industrial-style event space perfect for a wide range of event formats including Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, milestone celebrations, galas and corporate events. The LOFT compliments the vast array of existing event options at Chelsea Piers including corporate team building, school groups and family days.
Like Chelsea Piers New York, Chelsea Piers Connecticut combines world-class athletic facilities with an extensive array of professional instructors and year-round sports programming for children and adults of all ages. There are more than 10 teams competing under the Chelsea Piers Athletic Club umbrella. CPCT is also home to a childcare facility and preschool, a grab-and-go café, a full-service bar, Stamford Hospital’s 18,500-square-foot Orthopedic and Spine Institute, CrossFit S-Town and a BlueStreak Sports athletic training center.