Welcome to  the Mooresville Ruck Club

Rucking is urban hiking – carrying a weighted pack on your back. It is active resistance training. It’s also better cardio than running, because… running sucks.

Smiles and miles… that’s what we’re all about.

Ruck up! Find an event…

The Mooresville Ruck Club meets at least once a week for a rucking adventure, usually on Saturday mornings. Join us for a ruck in and around Mooresville. Find an upcoming ruck!

Rucking: Active Cardio – Walking with a weighted rucksack (backpack).

Mooresville Parks and Recrecation Classes

Sign up for FREE for Saturday morning rucking classes through the Mooresville Parks and Recreation Department!

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Do you want to…

  • Be more active?
  • Burn more calories?
  • Get stronger?
  • Improve your posture?
  • Have a healthier heart?

Get the most out of your time with Active Resistance Training. Walking just isn’t enough. Running..? Face it, running sucks. Ruck as exercise and burn three times as many calories and spend time outside talking to your friend who is rucking right next to you.

Rucking is Movement, Evolved

To travel, to get around, to train at any age — movement is the foundation. To improve your movement, you simply must more. Walking is movement, but it’s not enough, neither is 20 minutes sweating at the gym. Rucking makes the volume of your daily movement count more than walking or gym time, strengthening your foundation in a fraction of the time without the pounding your body takes at the gym or the muscle loss as a result of running.

Rucking Improves Your Posture

Do you sit at a desk all day, staring at a computer screen? Our world is a world of mobile phones and computers. We sit too much, we don’t move and are not active.

When you put a weight in a backpack, the weight helps to pull your shoulders back and brings your center mass over the hips. Good posture is the foundation to good movement. Rucking helps you achieve both good posture and movement.

Running Sucks (And You Know It)

Running sucks and it is horrible for your knees.

Running is up to 3X harder on your knees than rucking. “Runner’s knee” is a real, and it is a problem for millions of people. Running is the most frequent cause of preventable injuries (30% compared to 5% from rucking).

Avoiding the damage that running does to you is one of the main reasons people get into rucking.

What is Rucking?

Rucking is Simple

You wear a backpack and walk… it’s a fitness thing. And, you’re probably already doing it. Hiking is rucking in the mountains and urban hiking is simply called “rucking.” Rucking can be done with any amount of weight.

Rucking is Cardio

Rucking is cardio for people who think running sucks. If you want to burn up to 3X as many calories as walking, ruck instead. Your heart pumps faster to get oxygen rich blood throughout your body, increasing circulation. And you can talk to your friend, who’s rucking right next to you.

Rucking is Scalable

The weight you carry adds resistance training to your back and shoulders, your glutes, and your legs with every step – resulting in strength gains without the bulk. Want more? Add weight, increase your distance, or walk faster.

Want to Join The Club?

We’d love for you to get in a few miles with us. Grab a backpack, throw some weight in it, and come out for a walk. Rucking is free, it’s fun (it really is), and it can be addictive. We hope you will see how easy cardio can be when you ruck.