Blackshirt Elite Fitness Team:
At First Step Fitness we introduced the blackshirt program because we felt that it would have a positive impact on our company in many different ways.
First, it is a way for us to reward our hard working clients and showcase them within our organization and to new incoming members to show them what to strive for. Secondly, we feel that competition is the most productive way to bring people together and teach them to aspire to greatness.
And lastly, the blackshirt program personifies that there is no room for complacency among people that choose to hold themselves to high performance standards of excellence.
Blackshirt Men's & Women's Challenge - Next Test Date TBD.
Blackshirt Test Agenda
- Six 10 minute rounds:
- 8 minutes work, 2 minutes rest
- 1 round with each of our 6 trainers
- Rounds will include:
- Combat workout
- Strength circuit
- Endurance test
- Flexibilty and Core test
- Agility circuit
- Advanced nervous system training
History of the Blackshirt Program:
The Blackshirt program originated at the University of Nebraska in the 1960's. It was a program that the coaches came up with to display their first string defense and other standout players on their team. After several seasons , this program was successful at creating healthy competition amongst players and combatting complacency. The rule about your blackshirt is that you have to re-earn it every week. It can be given and taken away just as easily. This created a great sense of pride among Blackshirts and they were to never let their guard down.
They were displayed as team leaders and this put a greater value to all the hard work they had done.
Currently , the Blackshirt program is embraced by all Husker Nation. The local media actually prints the blackshirt unit in the newspaper the week before the first game. Making these shirts the most coveted and highest honor in Nebraska football family.
If you think you have what it takes to become a First Step Fitness Black Shirt then contact us today!