Mace Training Comes to Elevate

Mace training at Elevate Fitness in Dewitt, NY

There’s a chance if you’ve worked out in our Dewitt club recently that you’ve seen certified personal trainer Jeff Nappa in the training area working with what looks like a metal club with a ball on the end of it. You may even have wondered what the heck he was doing there.

Turns out, Jeff is bringing a brand new workout to Elevate Fitness in Dewitt. It’s a steel mace workout designed to not only strengthen your body but to challenge your focus and discipline as well. Let’s learn more about steel mace training so that you can tap into your inner warrior with the power of mace training.

First – what’s a mace?

Way back in the 13th century, the athletes (and warriors) would train with heavy Gada Maces, a club to prepare their bodies for performance or battle. The first mace used in training was simply a stone attached to a rod of bamboo. Later, when built for battle, they were often made of iron or bronze. Today, they’re most commonly crafted from high-quality steel.

Next – how do you benefit from using them?

Unlike other training tools, the mace uses its uneven weight distribution to engage more muscles and give you a more robust, full-bodied workout than other weighted equipment does. You’re likely to experience increased shoulder power and flexibility, increased grip strength, increased resistance to injury related to movement and strength training, a stronger core, increase cardiovascular endurance and total body strengthening to name just a few.

Interested in trying it out? Jeff will be conducting a four-week session beginning on Monday, August 5th. His evening session will happen Mondays at 6:30 pm and his morning sessions will run Wednesdays at 8 am. Cost for the four-week session is just $40, but space is extremely limited, so sign up quickly before it’s too late!

You can see a member services representative or email jeff at to get more information or to reserve your spot!


Not a member of Elevate Fitness yet but want to experience The Art of Steel with Jeff Nappa?