This past November, New Castle resident and Prescription for Fitness trainer, Amber Jo Salamone, was chosen and took part in a new TV series “Spartans Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC.” Inspired by Spartan Race–the creators of the world’s most demanding obstacle course races–“Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” raises the bar on team competitions. Groups of friends, families, co-workers and more must work together as they race across specially designed Spartan courses engineered to test their determination, endurance and will. Teams of five compete on one the most demanding courses ever devised and have to push through the pain to win $250,000. The series premiers June 13th.
Amber Jo Salamone, personal trainer at Prescriptions For Fitness, stated:
“I have been doing Spartan races for the past five years not only just to challenge myself with these brutal obstacle courses, but to inspire and motivate my family, friends and clients as a personal trainer. You can do anything you set your mind to in life with hard work, determination and dedication. This November I was chosen to be part of Spartans new TV series “Spartans Ultimate Team Challenge on NBC” with only three weeks to prepare for it the producers shipped my team and I; Team Thumbs Up, to Atlanta Georgia for one week to start filming. This was by far the best week of my life. We were surrounded by some of the greatest Spartan athletes out there, one being our coach, Kevin Donoghue who taught us how to work together as a team throughout the week. We all have different reasons why we race which is what makes our team so unique. Being a Spartan all these years has helped me overcome some difficult times in my life and made me realize how strong I really am. Being part of Spartans Ultimate Team Challenge has changed my life with this unforgettable experience. I am forever grateful.”
Scott Reilly, owner of Prescriptions for Fitness, stated: “She pushes her clients hard and she pushes herself hard. I am so proud of her.”