FEMSPORT was founded in September 2000 and is a very unique annual event which challenges female athletes and non-athletes alike to test their strength, agility, power, endurance, and speed in a number of events such as; Kettlebell Lift, Tire Flip, Box Jumps, Obstacle Course, Car Push, Tire Pull and more! There are no pre-qualifications to compete in this one day event and athletes and non athletes alike are welcome. I provide official Femsport training for women in a group fitness environment in Okotoks.
FEMSPORT is an incredible Women's Strength and Fitness Challenge for all ages and all fitness levels where you train to become your own champion and discover your inner she-athlete!
Attend this Femsport training to improve your speed, agility, power, strength and endurance whether you plan to compete in Femsport or not.
If you do choose to compete, the competition will be held in Calgary on June 20, 2020.
YOU DO NOT have to register to compete in Femsport in order to attend my Femsport Fitness Training Camps.
All women of legal age are encouraged to participate in this unique, one-of-a-kind event. All levels of athletes and non-athletes alike may take part in becoming their own champion.
There is no pre-requisite and all women are welcome to compete in Femsport.
For more information on the format of these events and what to expect please click "Learn More" below.
You may register as a Novice if it is your first event. As an individual or a team of 3 (all 3 must be novice level).
If you've competed before you may register as an individual or team of 3 in Open.
If you're over 40 you may register into the Masters division.
I've had the honour of not only coaching dozens of Femsport training camps through the years but promoting and MC'ing events and also competing in them.
I'm a 3 time competitor and 2 time podium finisher having received Team 1st Place (Sherwood Park, AB) and Team 3rd Place (Vancouer, BC) awards from two of those competitions.
Many of the women I know today are friendships that I made and sustained through Femsport training and events. It's a supportive, inspiring, motivating and empowering fitness community for women like NO other! I can attest to that!
If you want to put "do a Femsport competition" on your bucket list or see what you're capable of, or provide your daughter, niece, grand-daughter or yourself what is possible join one of my upcoming training camps and we'll do it together!
I'll accept a maximum of 15 women into the spring camp.
Duration: 1 Hour Training Sessions
Length: 8 Weeks (8 classes)
Dates: February 22-April 18
Time: Saturdays 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Natural High Crossfit (Okotoks, AB)
Your registration fee is NON-refundable but may be transferred to another woman if you're unable to participate in the camp.
Please note training sessions run February 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 18. No class on April 11th due to the Easter Holiday.
PLEASE read through the FAQ below as many of your questions may be answered such as childcare, missing a class etc. If you have other questions please call me at 403-651-1088 or email email@example.com.
SANDBAG BURPEE / CLEAN & PRESS NEW!
These will be performed by using approx. 40 lb Sandbag. Competitors will perform 15 full repetitions for time. Each overhead press is a completed rep. You will have three (3) minutes maximum to complete this event.
Performed side-by-side, competitors will be timed while completing a maximum 50 repetitions (jumps) on a box approx. 18 inches in height. You will have three (3) minutes maximum to complete this event. Each athlete must ensure both feet touch any portion of the box top (not edge) simultaneously. Heel must not drop below the edge of the box or that repetition will not count. The FULL foot does not have to touch the box top…any part of the foot that touches the box top is counted as a rep, as long as the heels do not drop below box level, you’re good.
** ONLY HARD SHIN GUARDS ARE ACCEPTABLE!! **
This will be a timed event performed side-by-side. Competitors will carry five Kettlebells (approx. 20kg/44lbs …. 20kg/44lbs…. 24kg/52.8lbs …. 24kg/52.8lbs…. 32kg/70.4lbs), one at a time, from one location to another location (approx 30ft.) There will be a pedestal of decreasing height (5ft – 4.5ft – 4ft – 3.5ft – 3ft) at each location.
This is a timed event performed side-by-side along a course approximately 75 feet in length. Each athlete will pull a weighted tire (approx. 120 lbs) by running backwards as quickly as possible the full length of the course. Hips & feet must face the tire during pull. Each athlete must grip the rope at taped area of rope ends only, ensure the tire does not lift off the ground at any time and the tire must completely cross the finish line.
This event is performed either one or two at a time. Depending on venue and available equipment, the Obstacle Medley will vary. The various components will include three (3) or more of the following:
• Farmers carry. 2 x 45 lb water jugs along two lengths of the course
• Agility Tires
• Balance Beam
• Agility Poles
• 4 ft Vault Box
• Over, under or through object
• Car Push (FROM BUMPER ONLY!!!)
This event is performed side-by-side. Each athlete must flip approx. 260-290 lb tire, six (6) times…three flips one way…three flips back the other way. You will end up where you started. Tires may vary in size, tread and weight depending on what is available at the venue hosting the competition.
ABOUT MY FEMSPORT TRAINING CAMPS
These are open to women who are interested in getting stronger and challenging themselves to a tougher workout. You do not need to commit to compete in the event in order to train, although, competing is a great way to challenge yourself at the end of your training.
WHAT FITNESS LEVEL DO I HAVE TO BE?
All fitness levels are welcome! I can modify anything you need throughout each workout.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR TRAINING?
Click the "Register" button above (15 spots available per camp).
DO I GET A SPECIAL RATE IF 3 OF US SIGN UP TOGETHER FOR TRAINING?
YES you will! Round up 2 or more friends and if ALL of you sign up you'll get the reduced rate of $100 gst each (payable via EFT if this is your choice).
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
All training takes place via the Natural High Crossfit box in Okotoks, Alberta.
WHAT IF I MISS A SATURDAY?
No problem. Life happens. Though I do recommend you attend as many classes as you can (especially if you plan to compete in the novice, open or masters events). I will offer make-up sessions for $10 a class either in my private studio in Okotoks or on an alternate date/time at the Crossfit box that works for everybody.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?
If you compete in Femsport you will require hard shin guards for the box jump event. I strongly recommend you have them for the training camps as well as we will be practicing this skill.
HOW DO WE REGISTER FOR THE EVENT IN CALGARY?
On the first day of Femsport training I will give you all an information package with details about the events, weights, penalties, and registration for the Femsport competition. I'll explain your options and support you along the way.
More info here at www.femsport.tv/
PLEASE NOTE: you do NOT need to register for the Femsport competition to attend this training.
IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?
There is no regular childcare available but your children are welcome to watch you train.
WHO ELSE TRAINS AND COMPETES?
We have women in their 20's up to their 60s. You will find women of all shapes and sizes - some of us are natural athletes, some of us have never even considered anything like this before. The thing that connects us is the chance to train hard, challenge ourselves and join a community that supports us in getting fitter.
Find out more about who competes here.
IF YOU PLAN TO REGISTER WITH 2 OR MORE FRIENDS (MINIMUM 3 PPL) PLEASE SEND REGISTRATION VIA EFT TO CONTACT@JULIEHODGE.CA.
If you and 2 or more friends register for this camp together you'll receive the training for $100 + gst each. EFT $105 (includes gst).