With its roots in Brooklyn, “urban fitness” is a lifestyle revolution that is currently sweeping the globe. The concept of urban fitness developed in public parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms and has developed into a unique “The World is our Gym” mentality. The movement has grown globally with teams in China, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Germany and Russia including televised events in Europe on EuroSport.
In America, the Urban Fitness League (UFL) was created to showcase these evolutionary super calisthenics athletes and to empower people of all ages to engage in a healthy lifestyle. The league will also be unique through its dynamic convergence of a new brand of sport, an innovative style of athlete and an impactful integration of music, all showcased through live events and global TV coverage.
The UFL will host showcase competitions around the country this summer, which will also include youth clinics and high-energy music performances. Using only readily available equipment, the events will test athletes’ strength, endurance, overall body fitness and creativity with moves such as “muscle-ups,” “levers,” “typewriters,” “O.A.P.s”, “human flagpole” and many more.