Over the last few years, I’ve had a dream of starting a fitness group that was loosely based on the idea of an ultramarathon training group, but incorporated other elements like weight training, speed work, hill repeats, running form coaching, and ultra-specific situational training. I wanted the group to be based on outdoor fitness (because being inside sucks). I wanted the location, dates, and times to be flexible. I wanted the group to be populated by hard working people that didn’t complain, liked pushing themselves, enjoyed experimenting with new methods and ideas, are both a little bit sadistic and masochistic, and were more motivated by the process than the results. On top of all that, I envisioned a group that would welcome a post-workout beer. Or two.
The group would be more than a fitness group. It would be a tribe.
Since Shelly and I will be camping in Southern California for at least a few months, I had to jump at the opportunity to form this tribe. To that end, I am in the process of setting up the BRUcrew tribe.
It’s a fitness group that will meet about three times per week on various days at various times in a wide variety of locations around Southern California… mostly in the San Diego area. We’ll be doing a wide range of physical activities… most will be rather taxing.
As of right now, the plan is to do a few “test” workouts with a group that did similar workouts during our last So. Cal. visit, then open it up to more people after I return from Chile in about three weeks.
The tribe is going to be a private group, but we will welcome anyone that wants to check it out. I want to be a little bit selective when deciding on permanent members to weed out the frequent complainers or those that are content to just go through the motions because they tend to pollute the culture of the group with negativity.
How Do You Know if BRUcrew is for You?
Here are a few tests:
- Download Pete Kemme’s “K Bootcamp” and do three workouts. Will you keep doing more?
- Look at this: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3rhg0y/. Did you find it funny?
- Go to the El Capitan preserve east of San Diego. Run from the parking lot to the summit and back. Was it fun?
- Do 100 burpees in 20 minutes or less. Would you ever do this again?
- Go to Stone Brewery. Drink a mug of their Arrogant Bastard. Did you like it?
If you answered “yes” to all five, BREWcrew would be ideal for you.
Here are the details as of today: BRUcrew Tribe Page. I’ll post the first workout time and date for guests as soon as it is scheduled.
Stay tuned for more details!