I like the way you work it! Go PVD!

Here in Providence, we have had the threat of thunderstorms for days – you can cut the humidity with a knife. Yet our tribe is determined, and showed up to crush stairs for PR day – for 40 minutes, we pushed ourselves and earned the drenched shirts and sweaty glows!

We had a surprise guest join us  – Johnny Villella, a videographer for WPRI Channel 12, heard about the hype and joined us at 5:27am to see if it was real. He shared that the vibrancy, excitement, and the vibe was contagious! He could not believe how many people got up before dawn to challenge themselves for a PR on the Rhode Island State Capitol! He took the time to interview a few tribe members. To hear them share the joy, camaraderie and energy they receive and how much they look forward to Wednesdays was inspiring – it reminded me of how good this is, and how much we can benefit each other by getting out of our comfort zones by sharing a hug, a smile and a laugh! read more

Party in the USA

It’s been hot out.  Like stupid hot.  Like run your AC all day hot even though your electric bill is going to be $300 next month. Like taking a shower to cool off from your shower hot.  So waking up early ass o’clock on a holiday to engage in some free fitness was a way better alternative than, say, running a 5k and/or a 10k in 96 degree heat and a million percent humidity (which many of the tribe did this week).

But like zombies in the fog, the tribe walked through the haze of the Providence sunrise to engage in what turned out to be an team competition to celebrate America’s independence – the Colonists vs the Red Coats, if you will. read more

Good for your City – Good for your Body

Things are rocking in Providence! We witnessed an amazing turnout for PR day – humid, hot, and 119 of our closest, sweaty friends.  People showed up and put in quality work. We are feeling the love – two  MKE #traverbals made their way to the State House this Wednesday and crushed #stairsforbreakfast with our tribe! read more

A Lively Experiment (PVD)

Rhode Island is a boomerang state – the type of place where people leave, and then come back. I’m not sure why, but it’s just hard to leave.  I left for a decade, and it pulled me right back in.  But it’s the kind of place that grows on you, even if you’re not from here.  So I’ve decided that for the Providence Tribe’s first blog post, I’m going to splice in some fun facts about this place I call home.   For example – DID YOU KNOW that our fine state was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams on the ideas of religious and political freedom? Right there, you have to love this place. read more