Two Novembers ago best friends Brogan Graham and Bojan Mandaric decided that they were not going to let the approaching winter months scare them into laziness. Together they created the “November Project” and over the past year, they have grown from 2 to over 200—this grassroots workout “tribe” is free and open to anyone who can brave the cold and the 6:30 a.m. call times.
Get more info and join the tribe at November-Project.com.
Tired of looking like shit? Yeah, me too. Lucky for us CrossFit “boxes” (or gyms in layman’s terms) are popping up nationwide and helping people realize that strong is the new skinny, and it’s within reach. CrossFit aims to get you off the treadmill and into the bar scene (not THAT bar scene, you drunk) where you experience constantly varied workouts based on functional movement through stretching/warm ups, skill development, and a short high intensity workout (WOD, or work out of the day). It’s expensive, but it’s like having a personal trainer. Take it from me and my 24-inch pythons, brother.
Try out Rugged in Allston, ruggedcrossfit.com.
Ranging anywhere from 1 mile to 26, these mud runs are nothing to joke about. Designed by the US military, these obstacle courses take real physical ability and are a muddy butt-load of fun. Grab a team and prepare to have your strength and endurance put to the test as you scale walls, climb ropes, hurl javelins and dodge armed gladiators. While challenging, these events promote teamwork and leave you feeling accomplished, and all the money raised is for charity. So feel good about yourself as you puke up your breakfast just minutes after crossing the finish line.
Find your inner spartan at spartan.com.