Why sweat alone when you can sweat all over other people? If you want to get in great shape and cause immense pain to your body surrounded by other mildly insane individuals, Richmond has you covered. There won't be sniper-rifle training or terrorist hunts, but you'll come close to a military-style workout with Seal Team Physical Training ( sealteampt.com ). The similar X-Team ( xteamfitness.com ) will get you dirty and so sore that you'll be unable to lift a bar of soap to clean yourself afterward. And you probably have a friend who won't quit talking about the Atlas stones and kettlebells at the CrossFit RVA gym ( crossfitrva.com ).
With a little research, we were able to find a few other crazy-sounding (albeit lesser-known) team workout groups around town.
Metro Richmond Zoo-mba: Get in the best shape of your life! Tie a raw chuck roast to your leg and a pair of gazelle horns to your head, then take a running head start before zookeepers release two Bengal tigers from their cages.
Bojangles Bodies: Tap-dance around the statue of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in Jackson Ward for a full hour, then eat a Bojangles 12-piece Super Tailgate fried chicken box.
GWARRIOR Challenge: Get dropped into a remote forest in the dead of night and chased by the four in-costume members of Richmond horror-metal band GWAR.
City Council Meeting: Enter a regular meeting of the Richmond City Council; listen and watch; emerge two to four hours later mentally and physically drained.