G R I T General Reconnaissance Intelligence Training

One of the defining characteristics of GritFit Training Corps is personal and civic responsibility.   We are not an organization that is driven by profit.  We are driven by our sense of pride and gratitude to live in this great nation of which we are all a beneficiary.  We believe that a country is only as good as the citizens who reside within her.  We hope to elevate the condition of America by exercising our privilege to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

How do we propose to accomplish this lofty objective?

Through General Reconnaissance Intelligence Training AKA GRIT

This is the method that requires all participants to do more than just show up and exercise.  It is a method that requires the individual to use physical fitness as a vehicle to elevate themselves, and in turn, whoever else they have an opportunity to engage.  We hope to serve as an antidote to the fitness industry that is saturated with ambiguous information and self serving principles.

 What does it mean?   Let’s break it down.


general |ˈjenərəl|adjective

1 affecting or concerning all or most people, places, or things; widespread : books of general interest. See note at universal .

• not specialized or limited in range of subject, application, activity, etc. : brush up on your general knowledge.

• (of a rule, principle, etc.) true for all or most cases.

• normal or usual : it is not general practice to confirm or deny such reports.

2 considering or including the main features or elements of something, and disregarding exceptions; overall : they fired in the general direction of the enemy | a general introduction to the subject.

3 [often in titles ] chief or principal : a general manager.


The audience (or demo-graph) will be broad, the information will be, most importantly, fundamental, and the affect will be widespread.  We will not confuse the consumer with confounded notions about what fitness is and how it should be pursued.  We will strive to point out the common denominator and empower our members to make well informed decisions.


reconnaissance |riˈkänəzəns; -səns|noun

military observation of a region to locate an enemy or ascertain strategic features : an excellent aircraft for low-level reconnaissance | after a reconnaissance our forces took the island | [as adj. ] reconnaissance missions.

• preliminary surveying or research : conducting client reconnaissance.


Yes, there will always be an underlying military influence in everything we do.  Do not confuse this with militancy.  The CEO of GritFit Training Corps did proudly serve 4 years in the United States Marine Corps.  No kidding, huh?  So by reconnaissance we mean get off your ass, get out there, and learn what it takes to have a fit body and an enlightened mind. 


intelligence |inˈtelijəns|noun

1 the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills : an eminent man of great intelligence | they underestimated her intelligence.

• a person or being with this ability : extraterrestrial intelligences.

2 the collection of information of military or political value : the chief of military intelligence | [as adj. ] the intelligence department.

• people employed in this, regarded collectively : French intelligence has been able to secure numerous local informers.

• information collected in this way : the gathering of intelligence.

• archaic information in general; news.


The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.  The collection of information of military or political value.  I guess that about sums it up.  Some of you may be uncomfortable with your preconception of the word political.  Get over it and bring your attention to the first definition of political pasted below; of or relating to the government or the PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF A COUNTRY.   Health, fitness, and our cultural crap fest are all public affairs.  We must stop being lead around like empty headed sheep and get this country back on track.


political |pəˈlitikəl|


of or relating to the government or the public affairs of a country : a period of political and economic stability.

• of or relating to the ideas or strategies of a particular party or group in politics : a decision taken for purely political reasons.

• interested in or active in politics : I’m not very political.

• motivated or caused by a person’s beliefs or actions concerning politics : a political crime.

• chiefly derogatory relating to, affecting, or acting according to the interests of status or authority within an organization rather than matters of principle.


training |ˈtrāni ng |noun

the action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior : in-service training for staff.

• the action of undertaking a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event : you’ll have to go into strict training.


This is my favorite part.  Absent the first 3 components this really characterizes the last line of the Intelligence summary. 

If you decide to join the corps then you must embrace this broader concept of what it means to be fit, how you will achieve this level of fitness and what you will to advance the cause.  We are no greater than the sum of our parts, so I ask you now, be a part of the corps and train with GRIT.

GritFit Training Corps – Changing the World One Rep at a Time!

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