Fraternity Barbell

Two brothers were walking through our run course for the 2009 Catalyst Games when they came across a bear. The bear turned toward them, began to walk, and then to canter. It was obvious that the bear was not coming to them; it was coming at them. The first brother drops to the ground and starts tightening his shoelaces. The second brother says, "Are you nuts? There's a bear coming! We've gotta run!" First guy: "I don't need to outrun the bear, buddy. Just gotta outrun you."

…such is brotherhood.


You can't call us 'war buddies,' but we've all shared some common battles: with our work. With our cars. Sometimes, with our women. Sometimes with the big blue sky. We've all jammed our hands deep in our pockets and kept silent when we really wanted to bark. We've skinned our knuckles, alone, refusing help; we've been unable to explain to our women why. But other guys know.

Lifting weights is a solitary pursuit. There are no grooves on a 20kg bar to mark a partner's place.

Part of a man's birthright is accountability. Simple black-and-white. Either it runs, or it doesn't. Either the bar goes up, or it stays on the floor. The family has a Christmas goose this year, or it goes hungry. It's a yes, or it's a no. Keep it simple.

Sometimes a nod is enough; a weak handshake can never be; actions speak louder than words. It's time to take our place at the table.

4150496560_e325cde71a_o Fraternity Barbell Club starts January 13, 2010.

Coaches: Tyler Belanger, Mitch Fryia

Wednesdays at 5:30pm, Saturday mornings at 10am (two different groups)

$80 for 6 weeks (members) or $128 (non-members)

What you'll get:

  • Great coaching
  • Weekly program to follow
  • Stronger
  • …your hands dirty
  • ….out of the house

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