February 6, 2013
Community, fitness, motivation, energy... It's easy enough to go the park on my own, but when I find someone as interested in pushing their boundaries as I am, it brings things to a whole new level. Play is all about interaction!
I have taken an Urban Survival class, which is not fitness related, but it does tie in with our motto "Be Fit To Be Useful" It focused on things such as how to stay safe in hostile environments, how to escape if you are captured, how to disguise yourself and blend in, how to protect yourself during social unrest (Hurricane Katrina, earthquakes), how to pick locks, the list goes on...
I am in the Linden-Cranford area, but I have traveled as far as Philadelphia for a good workout. That was a Rafe Kelley seminar, so while it's not something I would do every weekend, I do regularly drive up to 1 hour in any direction for a good workout. Generally between New Brunswick (Central NJ) and Ringwood (North NJ/NY border.)
Originally into traditional "gym fitness", I started looking at more functional exercise a few years ago, eventually landing at MovNat & Methode Naturelle. I love meeting motivated people and exchanging knowledge about our movement practice.
What a fun group! So warm and welcoming -- no judgements. We have people of all different skill levels and each person adapts the day's activities to suit their level and tolerance for risk. Not only have I met new workout partners, I have without a doubt picked up a few new lifelong friends!