What’s the Zenso story?
I’m often a romantic about this but for
the sake of brevity I’ll make it sippable –>
Accessing strength and being outside – together
these habits – have always been a potent brew
(confidence building / stress reducing)
while living in what seems a wild world. I’ve felt it
too many times to ignore!

What’s with the name “Zenso”?
It’s a nod to direct experience as ultimate teacher;
and the idea that “best effort” stems, paradoxically,
from not giving a fuck about what happens –
like a child lost in play or wonder.

be” Zenso?
Zenso is just a way –> to be.
If you’re into mad dashing, or expressivity, or
picking up dense objects [& chucking them!] –
or hanging or climbing or carrying or crawling
in the open – “be” Zenso. If you dig layin’
on the earth, perhaps making slow, sweet love
of subtle movement; or curious strolls through
the hills (or neighborhood), “be” Zenso. If you’re
down for the drug… of an unplug, or the rhyme…
of unwind, “be” Zenso. Feels good? “be” Zenso.

Why treasure (& practice) movement?
Without it, we couldn’t eat oysters or drink coffee.
Or think. Or pee or poop or explore our animalism.
So, we move to… 1) be alive 2) cogitate 3) play

Can you imagine life… without movement?
No.

Can I do Zenso on my own?
Yes but “alone” doesn’t mean apart.

Why The Antigym?
Because gyms have walls.

Are you anti gyms?
No! Some gyms are awesome.
I’ve thrown a ton of iron around… inside.
That said, outside is just too rich to ignore.
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I realize, too, that without the “gym”,
there couldn’t be The Antigym.

Do you train to get stronger? Better?
Strength is not a chore, and it is not
a means to an end; nor is it a
punishment for what we aren’t.
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Because it feels good; because
I can. Because from here
what I want is already mine —>

Do you love your belly?
Of course I do. It is me.

How can we do group Zenso?
Get a curious bunch together & drop the pebble:
No one cares how many pushups you do or how well
you hinge your hips, or if you did your hair – or even
if you have hair. Tap in… anywhere.

Do privately led outings cost $$?
$80 per group. Email DB to arrange. Availability
may be impacted due to existing clientele & other
demands opportunities like fatherhood, husband-ing, & teaching Maths).

Is Zenso training the same for everyone?
One-size-fits-all fitness does not exist.
Your story – & the habits that build it – are yours.
We’ll train with this in mind.

Are there any testimonials?
Yes. Here.

Does Zenso have an instagram?
Yes. Here.

Can I buy “The Antigym” magnet for my car?
Yes you can buy one. Or 200. They’re sitting
in our closet, ready to be shipped. Purchase here.

Is it just about training with kettlebells?
No. Kettlebells are cool, but they aren’t special.

Do you like traversing stairs or sprinting hills?
Yes to both.

What is the Zenso mission?
You are.
Slay The Guilt Dragon

I don’t understand?
Play Outside.

That sounds great but how?
Drop the pebble.
Ride the wave.

What is the Zenso vision?
To put the gym culture
and culture in general
to bed. Goodnight –
out of business.
Make your own damn culture.
(read more…)

Who else writes on the pages of this epic?
Everyone. But particularly, this lovely woman.

What is zen ?
So no one knows.
We’re too busy talking about it.
Talking about what?
Exactly!
When I asked Brix of zen, he returned to me
a priceless, perplexing grin. And I knew,
right then. Ah ha! But now it’s not the same.
And when I asked my wife, she said,
“Just do whatever you’re doing,
make it play –
in a not-know kind of way.”
What? How? And she returned,
“Love, you’re so curious —
don’t take zen… so serious!”