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March 14, 2015

Power Monkey Camp: A Week Long Training Camp & Competition

Written by Damect Dominguez

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to spend a week training and honing your fitness capabilities alongside some of the fittest CrossFit athletes in the world? Well now you can! From April 26th to May 2nd, the Power Monkey team will be hosting its third Power Monkey Camp.

Power Monkey Camp is a week-long training and educational clinic plus competition for adults of all levels, featuring some of the world’s top coaches and athletes from Gymnastics, Weightlifting, and CrossFit Gymnastics—including Olympic Gymnastics Team Member David Durante, Olympic Weightlifting Team Member Chad Vaughn, and CrossFit New England owner and head coach Ben Bergeron. Notable athletes that have attended the camp in the past include Scott Panchik, Elisabeth Akinwale, Neal Maddox, Amanda Allen and Bill Grundler.

Located in a 150 acre plot of land in Crossville, TN known as Lake Frances,

the Power Monkey Camp is for any adult looking to improve their understanding of gymnastics, weightlifting, jumping rope, rowing, nutrition, strength/weakness imbalances, mobility, flexibility, physical therapy (prehab/rehab) and much, much more. “This is basically a summer camp for adults who have a serious interest in fitness,” says Durante, who coaches at the camp and is also the lead global gymnastics expert for Adidas Gymnastics. “They’ll be fed paleo meals, they’ll sleep in cabins and go to classes and training sessions all week, just like regular campers.”

For one week you’ll be able to train with and learn from some of the fittest athletes on the planet, and Durante wants to make sure that those big names won’t discourage you from signing up.

“There are a lot of people who are hesitant to sign up because they see these big names and they think the camp isn’t for them. But the truth is that we’ve had 17-year-old kids who are just starting out in the CrossFit world mixed in with 70-year-old Grandmothers, and we’ve put them in the same groups as the Games athletes, and they’re training together,” says Durante. “Everyone starts out at a foundational level in all of our groups, so it’s beneficial no matter what kind of athlete you are.”

Early bird specials for the camp run at $1500 (all-inclusive), then jump to $1750 once the early bird deadline passes.

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About Damect Dominguez

Co-founder of BoxLife Magazine. Author: Training Day: 400+ Workouts to Incorporate in Your Training.

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