Obstacle Races

** NEW Sydney Tough Mudder Training Program Coming Soon! **

Finally… A Sydney Obstacle Race Training Program Specifically Designed to Give You the Strength & Fitness You Need to Complete Your Mud Run Injury Free, Feeling Strong & With Enough Energy To Do it All Over Again – Guaranteed!

DF ELITE Run 8 Week Training Programs for Sydney’s Biggest Obstacle Courses
for the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Obstacle Racer.


So you’ve just entered Tough Mudder, The Spartan Race, Tough Bloke Challenge or some other Mud Run event.

You might be thinking how the hell did I get roped into this and what do I do now?

Mud Run

Getting down and dirty

And then reality kicks in…

…How exactly do I train for a gruelling 20km obstacle race, crawling through mud, swimming in ice cold water, running through 10,000 volt electric shocks and climbing over 10 foot walls?

If you haven’t started training yet, then you should.

According to Tough Mudder, 22% of participants never finish the race… and I’m sure you don’t want to join the 22%!

I’m guessing you entered an adventure race to challenge yourself, for the camaraderie of being with your mates or just for the fun of it.

So the last thing you want is to end up injured, or holding your mates back because you can’t keep up or complete the obstacles.

Unfortunately I can’t help you with electric shocks (I think tasering people is illegal in this country), but the rest I can.


Dan Clay – Owner of Dangerously Fit

My name is Dan Clay and I’m the owner of Dangerously Fit in Sydney, NSW.

With over a decade of experience coaching in the fitness industry I know a thing or two about how to prepare for Mud Run events.

In fact my DF ELITE Obstacle Race Training program has been helping hundreds of obstacle racers since 2011.

The DF ELITE 8 week training program is a combination of metabolic strength conditioning combined with high intensity and steady state cardio… The 90 minute workouts are specially designed to get you over the finish line in record time.

So… What Makes Us Different?

We don’t just do heaps of long boring cardio with some push ups and burpees thrown in for good measure.

Every training program is designed specifically for the event we’re training for.

In fact, we go through a 3 step formula so every workout is perfectly crafted for the race…

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The DF ELITE Team Instructing at the Spartan WOD (3 trainers on the right)

Step 1: The Obstacles

First we look at the obstacles, then program the exercises to fit the course so you can easily overcome any challenge that gets thrown at you on race day.

Step 2: The Distance

How long is the race? Is it 5km or 21km? How far apart are the obstacles? Your energy systems will be conditioned to complete the course in the fastest time possible!

urbanathlon sydney

The DF ELITE crew and myself before the Urbanathlon Race in Sydney

Set 3: The Terrain

What is the terrain like? Is it hilly or flat? How much mud will their likely be? By the time you’ve finished our 8 week training program you’ll be sprinting up the steepest of hills.

And you won’t be thrown in at the deep end on day 1, we progressively increase the complexity of the exercises and intensity of the cardio as your strength and fitness improves.

The Spartan Race in Sydney

The DF ELITE Crew after the Spartan Race in Sydney

It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete newbie participating in your first Mud Run, or a seasoned pro …You will be challenged according to your own fitness level!

And because we don’t go for long boring runs… no-one ever gets left behind!

It’s important that the training program is fun… Which is why no two sessions are ever the same.

To make use of different terrains we train at a different Sydney location every week. One day you might be training on the soft sand on Bondi Beach, the following week stair training in Cooper Park, the following week sprinting up the famous Cronulla Sand Dunes.

You will never get bored!

The DF ELITE Crew after Tough Mudder in Sydney

The DF ELITE Crew after Tough Mudder in Sydney

I ask you….

2 Would you like to participate in a training program that is tried and tested by hundreds of Sydney obstacle race enthusiasts?

2 Finish your race injury free, feeling strong and with enough energy to do it all again!

2 Follow a fitness program specifically designed to give you the strength and fitness you need to not only complete the challenge… But to finish the race with ease.

Or… Would you like to take a chance and hope it will be ‘OK on the day’ and that you won’t be part of the 22% that never finish the race?

If you are feeling slightly apprehensive about joining DF ELITE because you think everyone else will be fitter than you… don’t be.

If you are between 16 and 60 and are able bodied you’ll be just fine. By the time you finish my 8 week training program you will be more than ready for whatever the course throws at you.

Many of my clients actually tell me the event was easy compared to the training we did in preparation… and you’ll enjoy the course much more if you’re physically and mentally fit and strong.



The truth is when when many of our members first join DF ELITE they have never ran an obstacle race before, but after following our training programs have not only achieved their ideal bodyweight… have gone on to complete racing events they never thought possible.

Take Adriana for example, when she first joined Dangerously Fit a few years ago she couldn’t do one sit up.

After shedding 26 kilos she now competes in Ironmans, Marathons and recently completed the ‘Ultra Marathon North Face 50’…  a 50km race in extreme heat, high humidity and through mountainous terrain.

Here are some more of my Dangerously Fit & DF ELITE members…

DF Members

As you can see from looking at the photos above, this program has worked for many people and it will work for you too!

I guarantee it… yes that’s right – If you complete my DF ELITE training program and you’re still not fit enough to finish the race, I’ll pick up your bill and you won’t pay a cent – Guaranteed.

However, this program will only work for you if you are 100% committed to completing the 8 week training program and approach each workout with a ‘no-whinge’ ‘can-do’ attitude.


If that sounds like you, here’s the deal…

You might be wondering how much an 8 week specialised training program like this will cost.

Well… It’s easy to see how such a program would cost upwards of $750-$800 considering how much time and effort goes into preparing a specialised training program like this. Plus the time spent preparing and coaching each of the 90 minute workouts over the 8 weeks.

DF Elite Packages

DF ELITE Training Packages

However, I would like to help you get started right away so I’m going to make this a no-brainer for you.

Option 1: Results Package – $197

2 DF ELITE Training
8 x Saturday morning strength & conditioning workouts where you will coached by myself or one of my DF ELITE trainers. I normally charge $150 per hour for personal training, but the great thing about group fitness is you’ll get the same results (if not better) at a fraction of the cost.

2 Workout Program
8 week training program you can do at home or in your gym, this program will get you into killer shape fast!

2 Follow Along Videos
Watch videos of me coaching you on the correct technique to maximise your results.

Option 2: Obstacle Race Supremacy Package – 3 monthly payments of $197 (most popular)

All of the above plus… 

These t-shirts are not for sale anywhere else, the only way you can get one is if you earn it by being a DF ELITE member.

2 3 Month Boot Camp Program
Get unlimited access to over 80 workouts per week in 13 Sydney locations, this program has literally changed the lives and bodies of thousands of Sydneysiders. We currently have boot camps in Bondi, Balmoral, Balmain, Brighton, Centennial Park, Coogee, Domain, Hyde Park, Kogarah, Maroubra, Mortdale, Rushcutters Bay and Sydney Park.

Option 3: The Casual Racer – $27 per workout

2 Join the DF ELITE team for our Saturday workouts on our casual pay as you go plan.

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The DF ELITE Crew After a Solid Workout

The DF ELITE Crew After a Solid Workout

Here’s how it works…

For the next 8 weeks you will train at my DF ELITE Saturday morning conditioning classes, you will also need to train at least 3 times per week for 40 mins on your own or at one of my boot camps for maximum results.

To ensure you get the most out of the program and receive proper coaching the Saturday morning DF ELITE classes are limited to 30 people.

At the time of writing we have 23 active DF ELITE members so we currently only have 7 spots available for our next training program.

Next Program: Tough Mudder Training 3rd September 2016

The DF ELITE crew will be kicking off our next training program on September 3rd, if you’re fully committed to getting ‘Dangerously Fit’… and will do whatever it takes to get there.

Fill in the form below and join us on the 26th September….

I’ll leave you with this famous quote…

There are three types of people in this world. Firstly, there are people who make things happen. Then there are people who watch things happen. Lastly, there are people who ask, what happened? Which do you want to be?”

Wishing you the best of health

Dan Clay
Dangerously Fit & DF ELITE

P.S – Make sure you don’t let your mates down on race day being part of the 22% that never finish, join the DF ELITE training program and complete the race with ease, injury free and with enough energy to do it all again!

P.P.S – Remember, if you complete my DF ELITE training program and you’re still not fit enough to finish the race… I’ll pick up your bill and you won’t pay a cent – Guaranteed.

P.P.P.S – This program is capped at 30 people, we have 23 active members so we only have 7 spots still available. Once we reach our limit of 30 people registration will close… be sure you don’t miss out and secure your spot in our next training program today.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. How long do the sessions last?

Q. Do I need to be fit to join?

Q. Do I need to bring anything with me to the workouts?

Q. Where are the classes held?

Q. What time are the workouts?

Q. How much is it?

Q. Can I combine this program with something else?

Q. Will I be able to complete all the obstacles?

Q. When do I finish training?

Q. Will I get accountability and support?


Q. How long do the sessions last?

A. 90 Minutes.

Q. Do I need to be fit to join

A. No – that’ why your’e coming to see me.

Q. Do I need to bring anything with me to the workouts?

A. Just a bottle of water and a smile :)

Q. Where are the classes held?

A. The classes are held in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, we will sometimes venture outside of the East if we’re running the Cronulla Sand dunes or the Balmoral Burn. If you don’t drive many of our members will arrange a car pool in our private DF ELITE Facebook group.

Q. What time are the workouts?

7am-8.30am Saturday.

Q. How much is it?

A. We offer two packages…
Option 1: Results Package – $197
Option 2: Obstacle Race Supremacy Package – 3 monthly payments of $197 (most popular)

We also offer corporate packages if you would like to train with friends or work colleagues, please email me for more information.

Q. Can I combine this program with something else?

A. For best results I recommend our ‘Obstacle Race Supremacy Package’, if for any reason you can’t join this program there will still be more than enough preparation in our results package (assuming you follow the program carefully).

Q. Will I be able to complete all the obstacles?

A. This program will give you all the strength and fitness you need to run the steepest of hills, climb the biggest of walls and have the fitness & stamina required to complete the race. However, some people do have phobias, health conditions and limitations that are out of my control – if this is the case not all obstacles should be attempted by everyone.

Q. When do I finish training?

A. Hopefully you’ll be so addicted to the fun, high energy Saturday morning workouts that you’ll want to continue training with us like so many of our DF ELITE members have.

Q. Will I get accountability and support?

A. Yes – once you register for DF ELITE you’ll be added to our private Facebook group, here you will meet new friends and get motivation from a small tight knit community of likeminded fitness enthusiasts.


If you have any other questions please feel free to send me an email below.