On Being a Bodyweight Athlete: Interview with Mike Fitch by FitMole

Mike Fitch gymnastics ringsHere at Global Bodyweight Training, we call ourselves “The Home of the Bodyweight Athlete.” I use the name Bodyweight Athlete because it encompasses so much, covering many incredible disciplines and practices that differ in style, but share the same focus on movement and exercise using only your body and gravity. I’ll be writing a lot more in future posts about what it means to be a Bodyweight Athlete. Today, though, I’m happy to share this interview I did with Keith Lai over at www.Fit-Mole.com: “Bodyweight Training, Animals, and Jumping Off Buildings: An Interview With Mike Fitch”. Keith covered a lot of the questions I get asked all the time about my own practice and how I got here. And I got to talk a lot about what it means to be a Bodyweight Athlete, what is included in the “Global Bodyweight Training” system, and which disciplines I drew upon in creating Animal Flow.

I actually met Keith just recently, when his website FitMole nominated Global Bodyweight Training as one of the Top 50 Social Media Fitness Sites. We were pretty happy to end up in third place after the voting (thanks to everyone who voted for us!), and were named Best YouTube Video. While the accolades were of course nice, I was really psyched for the opportunity to see all the great sites Keith had sought out, and, of course, to get in contact with Keith himself.

So, make sure to get on over to Fit-Mole.com and check out the interview here!

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7 Responses to “On Being a Bodyweight Athlete: Interview with Mike Fitch by FitMole”

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  1. Jerno says:

    Great interview Mike, but first link is wrong…

  2. Nick Wilson says:

    Hi Mike,

    I read an article about you in Mens Health magazine and checked out your website.

    I have been exercising with rings and kettle bells for a few years now and love working out outdoors.

    You have a great website and its great to see someone with fantastic skills and vast experience promoting bodyweight training.

    I am a Police Officer in New Zealand and really enjoy functional training.

    Good on you.

    Regards

    Nick

  3. Matt says:

    Love the interview Mike. I’ve read it 3-4 times now and just love picking up on your motivation and enthusiasm.

    Thanks so much for everything you’re doing!

    • Mike Fitch says:

      Thank you Matt for the great comment. bodyweight training has had such a huge impact on my life, I want to share it with everyone. Keep up the good work my friend

  4. Mariana Abeid-McDougall says:

    Great interview! I especially like your comparison of BWT and “traditional” weight training; it is so true.

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