This past week, Tim “OBT” Whitmire has been in the capital of the Old Dominion actively laying the groundwork for the LEAP of F3Nation into what will now be F3/Richmond. We have men ready to lead, and now is the time to plant the Shovel Flag and build a great new AO in the Commonwealth.
There’s good reason why the men of F3 Nation are passionate about bringing this model of Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith to Richmond: this can have IMPACT on you and the people around you. Having fun and going hard with other men of like mind is what will take place at these workouts — a lot of life happens before the sun comes out. We’ll plant the Shovel Flag as deep we can this Saturday and beyond at Pouncey Tract Park in Short Pump. We’ll gather for the Inaugural Workout at 0650 and launch promptly at 0700 (don’t be late!). Steve “Blue” Hitzemann has the lead (called the Q) and will have two wingmen, The Mighty Lance and Nancy Drew, there to assist. Coffeteria will follow at The Daily Grind.
This is a great chance to say you were there for the grass roots start of something big. Even if the time/location is not ideal, come out of your way to give this a shot — it’s only going to get bigger from here. In fact, there is already significant #mumblechatter about new F3/Richmond workouts being launched in short order in the West End and Midlothian.
The workout style for tomorrow will be a challenging, F3-style bootcamp. Nothing good is easy, and this is no different. Our style of workouts is a living, breathing retort to most of what you’ve experienced with a gym membership or a personal trainer with a clipboard. Don’t worry about your fitness level, as everyone is welcome, and we promise that the workout is structured to keep everyone together.
Where: Pouncey Tract Park, Short Pump (Just North of Short Pump Middle School on Pouncey Trail Road).
When: Saturdays, starting 9/20. Meet at 0650. Workout starts promptly at 0700 until 0800. Coffeteria to follow.
Going forward, we’ll continue meeting every Saturday at 0700 at Pouncey. What happens beyond that — weekday workouts, other sites in other neighborhoods or in West End, Downtown or Midlothian, etc. — will be up to the men of F3/Richmond, under F3’s peer leadership model. E-mail Richmond@f3nation.com for more info and follow @F3Richmond on Twitter.
We’ll gather in the parking lot at the park. 0650 meet, 0700 launch. See you in the gloom. Aye!