The Funk is a collective term that refers to a fitness class, a community, a racing team, and a different way of thinking.
At the root of the Funk lies an area of study we created called Funkology. The curriculum for this is pretty straightforward as it asks but one question:
How can we make exercise more stimulating?
To say that the answer(s) to this is important is an understatement. The truth is, without proper stimulation our will-power and discipline will only carry us so far. Eventually, we quit (been there?).
The Funk aims to reverse this and help people create [sustainable] fitness lifestyles.
Through our own brand of stimulation, here are the 6 ways we do that:
1. Add good, positive people
2. Foster an ego-less environment
3. Make it challenging
4. Utilize a variety of creative exercises and equipment
5. Adapt to life’s chaotic variables
6. Connect outside the workouts
Does it work? You tell us.
The Funk Class is tough without being too tough.
At our sessions, one should never feel like they’re are going to throw-up nor should they ever be so sore the next day that they hate life. We believe in only doing better than what we have done before. For some, the bar will be low and for others, not as much.
Since we are gym-less, the only machine we have at our disposable is the human body. We will have no choice but to become excellent at using this. A large focus of ours is on real-world strength, which more-or-less equates to Pushing, Pulling, and Holding Heavy Things . If our training goal could be summed up in one sentence, than this is it:
We want you to be able to lift a car off someone if you need to and be able to run to safety for when the aliens attack.
To add another flame to the question “Why are we doing this?” (besides the fact that it is fun), we register for team events.
Here is some footage from our last one:
Funkologists are the creators of this Funk.
They plan the workouts, they make sure we are moving correctly (and help us when we can’t), and they set up all the rest of the variables to make sure we have a “good, challenging, go tell your friends” session.
Funkologists are trainers but not all trainers are Funkologists (yeah, we’re different).
We are not here to push anything on you nor are we interested in preaching hard-to-follow absolutes (aka “you must train 4 times a week” ). With the Funk, our solution is a more passive approach.We believe if we work hard and smile that this positive energy will then infect you as well (and often it does).
For everyone else We are currently setting up programs and other materials so that we can funk you anywhere, anytime. In the meantime, there are 3 things you can do:
All proceeds for our t-shirts on Teepublic go to a great cause.
Other than that, if you have a question or comment throw it in below.
Bless your face!
- The Funk