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• Last updated: July 9, 2021

Summer Enrollment of the Strenuous Life Is Now Open!

It is an Enrollment for The Strenuous life.

“Wealth, notoriety, place and power are no measure of success whatever,” H.G. Wells said. “The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have been and what we might have done, on the one hand, and the thing we have made, and the thing we have made of ourselves, on the other.” 

In other words, success = fulfilling your potential; failure = not. 

If you’re looking for a catalyst towards making your life a success, and want to become all you can in body, mind, and spirit, then join us in The Strenuous Life. Summer enrollment in now open!

What Members Are Saying About The Strenuous Life

The Strenuous Life is an online/offline program designed to help men turn their intentions into actions, do hard things, and become stronger in body, mind, and spirit. We’ve had nearly 9,000 people of all ages and from all walks of life sign up and the feedback has been incredible. 

Here are just a few testimonials from members of the latest cohort of TSL Classes; you can read 400+ more testimonials here.  

“I would say to anyone who is considering signing up for The Strenuous Life, don’t hesitate. This has been one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. As a 40-year-old guy I found the whole program to be fantastic. This 12-week journey really makes you take pause and self evaluate on a regular basis. The structure of the program allows you to take this journey without judgement, but also provides a community that you can check in with and be supportive. I would often find myself inspired by the accomplishments of my classmates on their daily and weekly check-ins. Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe [If the wind does not serve, take to the oars].”

—Matt M., Class 063

“I initially joined TSL as a way to grow in strength and character, lose weight, and become more useful as a man. During the 12-week boot-camp I was able to complete two badges, both causing me to grow mentally and spiritually as a man. The Agons pushed me in ways I didn’t even realize I needed challenges in, and some have continued as part of my normal routine. The support and friendships I have gained will continue on with me as I now move towards the 52/52 challenge. TSL is the real deal and has been a life changer for me.”

—Camron F., Class 062

“In the spirit of always seeking to improve myself in mind, body, and soul, I found TSL to be hugely helpful and I am deeply grateful for the experience. As a 55-year-old father of four with an incredible bride by my side, I’ve always tried to instill and teach my brood to work on three fundamental characteristics as they grow: 1) Be a contributor, 2) be a producer, 3) Be accountable for your own actions. TSL helped fortify and show as example, what this looks like and what it takes to continue to improve on these characteristics for me. The daily check-ins have been a monster help to remind me to stay physically active and to be mindful to continue to help others where and when needed. The weekly Agons were of genuine importance to me as it reminded me to work on hard things, things that perhaps a person may not challenge themselves to do. What a feeling of accomplishment and production completing the “challenges” on a weekly basis [gives]. For anyone who is in the frame of mind to better themselves for their own well-being and for others, I would strongly recommend signing up and joining TSL as soon as they can!”

—Brian W., Class 062

“I’ve been a follower and avid reader of The Art of Manliness for some time but was always looking for something a little more. I wanted something that would help me translate those words into real action and a sustained lifestyle change. I found what I was looking for in The Strenuous Life. A group of likeminded people who have held me accountable and helped me in becoming the man I truly want to be.”

—Sam B., Class 062

“I had just turned 51 and life was going well, you know fat and happy. I faced very little challenge in my day-to-day life, and really felt something was missing. It was motivation. I had missed a couple of TSL classes and jumped on Class 064 as soon as I got the email! The motivation to get up and move has helped me lose weight and get back to being physically active. Chasing the Agons and badges have moved me out of my comfort zone to learn new things and have new experiences. One example I can give is the journaling badge; I never realized that sitting down and writing a few lines at the end of the day could help clear my mind and help me sleep better. You never know what little thing can make a profound change. I strongly suggest joining if you are cruising along in life.”

—Patrick M., Class 064

Take the Strenuous Life Challenge

New members of TSL are enrolled into the 12-week Strenuous Life Challenge, which is designed to induct initiates into a life of strenuosity and help them form new, health-boosting, mindset-enhancing, life-improving habits. You’ll be asked to hit certain benchmarks in terms of daily physical activity and good deeds, earn at least one badge, and complete a diverse range of weekly “Agons” or challenges.

The Strenuous Life Challenge is designed to push you outside your comfort zone, get you having new experiences, and help you become more than you are now in body, mind, and spirit. Those who complete the Challenge earn an exclusive TSL challenge coin, as well as a new outlook on life.

Finally Put Your Long-Standing Intentions Into Action

The Strenuous Life is like a scouting program for grown men, and its structure — which offers a set of 50+ badges and clear requirements to earn them — facilitates learning new skills, having new experiences, and forming new habits. It’s designed to help you put your long-standing intentions — all those times you’ve said, “I’d really like to start doing _____” — into action.

TSL can be just the kick in the pants you need to finally make good on your goals. Here’s a small sample of some of the stuff members have done as part of The Strenuous Life in just the last few months:

If you’re finally ready to move from point A to point B with your goals, TSL will provide the map and guide you on your journey. 

Meet-Like Minded Individuals (In-Person!)

Are you looking for a way to meet up with like-minded men and form more real-world friendships? The Strenuous Life can help you make those connections.

One of the features of TSL are local chapters that members can use to organize real world, in-person meet-ups. The third Saturday of every month is designated as “Strenuous Saturday” and members get together to work on badges, ruck, or do community service. Members can meet up to work on the weekly challenges as well. 

The Strenuous Life is meant to be shared — come and join a tribe of men who want more out of life!

Enrollment Is Open Until Thursday, June 24th, or Until We Register 3 New Classes

If you feel like so much of your potential is lying dormant, and may lie dormant for a lifetime, unless you do something different, let the The Strenuous Life be your catalyst for change and a new season of growth.

Enrollment will only be open until Thursday, June 24, 2021 or until we register 450 new members. Whichever comes first. 

For those enrolled, the 12-week Challenge officially begins on June 26, 2021. 

The next enrollment of TSL will not occur until the fall of 2021.

I hope to see you on The Strenuous Life!