A while ago, while starting workouts as the Q, I fell into the habit of making a joke when introducing the 5 core principles. The joke was normally some variation on this: “F3 workouts are peer-led, by people like myself who don’t what we’re doing.”
Lancelot heard me say that and responded that we should take the “peer-led” feature more seriously. He was right. It’s what distinguishes F3 from so many other workout groups.
Since then, I’ve always focused on trying to give the PAX some leadership and involvement. Today, we did a one minute drill: do one exercise for one minute followed by a ten second rest. Then another exercise for one minute, followed by a quick rest. Repeat until the 45 minutes are up and you can get through almost 40 exercises.
After introducing the concept, we went around the circle, with every PAX taking responsibility for picking the exercise. If you want to pick burpees: go for it. If you want to pick overhead clap: go for it.
We completed two circles at the bottom of the tower, and 1.5 circles at the top. Thanks to all the PAX, from their 20’s to their 70’s, for making it out this morning and sharing the leadership.