Here 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.