This past weekend we held my 4th annual fitness camp in Santa Monica California. It was the 4th camp so far this year and it was just as amazing as the last three. It feels like every camp has a theme and this one was no exception. On Thursday August 11th some of the early campers and I met on the beach for a mini version of the Sunday workout. I was asking the group how they were feeling and Nina (aka Neeeeeeeeeena) said she was scared to death. She explained that she was truly petrified on every level!
Upon further investigation I learned that Nina was not the only one suffering from this fear factor. Several in the group expressed that they too were very wary of the weekends proceedings. This is very common when a group of strangers (for the most part) come together to look at how they live in this world. This was not a vacation. It was a Fitness Camp with rock climbing, seminar/workshops and new workouts, so it's easy to see why folks were a bit apprehensive on day one.
I thought that the fear busting began during the Circle Of Love. This is the first event that occurs after Friday night's group dinner. It gives everyone the opportunity to open up and talk about where they've been, where they are, and where they're hoping to go. The stories in that circle were mind blowing. Everyone there was open and honest and willing to tell their story. As we went around the circle you could feel the fear give way to hope and excitement for the rest of the weekend.
There was rock climbing in the morning followed by the workshop on the 11 Laws of Health & Fitness. That afternoon we went through another workout which was a hybrid of YogaX and the new Power90 Master Series Workout, Core/Cardio. We closed out the evening at Gotham Hall with great food, music by Travis Howard and the famous one legged bag game (for photos see 4th Annual Santa Monica Fitness Camp thread in the Power90 boards). Early on Sunday morning we had our Form & Function seminar followed by the Sunday morning beach workout.
With every passing hour I could see folks crushing any and all fears about what was possible. "I can't" turned into "I'll try" over and over again. It seemed like everyone had a breakthrough moment. Motivation, Inspiration & Information were the key ingredients for smashing apprehension, trepidation & fear.
Next stop, San Antonio!