The Three Rules

1) Anyone can do this.

Yes, anyone. As the great Ronnie Coleman once said, “Ain’t nuttin but a peanut!” If you show up, then we guarantee you can power your way through the next thirty minutes. Really.

We tackle bodyweight exercises that one can do anytime, anywhere. These exercises are simple. But when you put them together, they ain’t easy!

But what if you’re injured? Surely you can’t Rise then! Well, you might not be able to do 100 Burpees, but you can surely give 100 high fives (with the good arm). Just like anyone can think up excuses to stay in bed, anyone can think up ways to participate in a Rise workout. So no more excuses, it’s time to get moving!

2) Everyone is welcome.

Everyone. We hate cliques. We love newbies as much as we love our regulars! This community doesn’t stop growing once we reach a quota. We’re looking to spread the love across NYC until this city gets sick of it! And believe me, we aren’t picky. It doesn’t matter what kind of shape you’re in, or think you’re in. As long as you have the desire to get your butt out of bed and join crazy people in crazy activities, then you’re in.

We take our workouts seriously, but we aren’t looking to judge people by the number of pushups they can do or their mile time. This is about pushing yourself to your own limit, and you’ll find that the camaraderie and encouragement you’ll get at a Rise workout will help you do just that!

3) We will have fun.

Yes, we kick our own butts swiftly and aggressively. But try to get through a Rise workout without cracking a smile. We like to joke around. We’re a playful group. If we’re waking up at the butt crack of dawn to make a workout at 6:30 AM, chances are we’re a little kookoo, and a little sleep-deprived. These crazy vibes usually don’t fly at other times of day, so we enjoy them!

Also, let’s face it: we’re more than just a workout group. We’re a community. We enjoy each other’s company week after week in this special setting! It’s hard not to have fun when you’re high fiving each other all the time and yelling “yeah buddy!” at random intervals. So if you want fun, get up before the sun and join us!