Chip gave birth to this Bodytribe baby, Northern California’s hub for the Physical Subculture, over 15 years ago. We define strength as ‘ability’ and this is where folks come to get strong, in both body and mind (is there a difference? We don’t think so.)

Chip write. A lot. From online websites and journals to magazines and newspapers, as well as a book, with another one due out later this year. This little gym of ours, and the unique philosophy we have, has also been featured in a bunch of articles and news shows, including the Sacramento Bee, Insight, The Sacramento News and Review, Elite Fitness Systems, Sacramento Magazine,, and Good Day Sacramento (and so many more).

Competitive weightlifting, strongman, and powerlifting seem to be a habits of his, as well as playful movement, like hand-balancing, parkour, and gymnastics. Researching the history of strength athletics takes up a lot of his brain space as well. Know your roots, kids… it will increase your passion. In fact, Chip has an online show called Strength Rituals, featuring all the aspects of the modern movement world not found in popular corporate gym culture.

When he’s not training, or writing about training, he’s traveling the country teaching with a project he co-founded with Dave Hall called Mental Meat Heads. You can find some of the past workshops online, or in DVD form, like this one with training legend Dan John.


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