1 Year, 3 Summits, and 100+ New Friends
If there was ever a time where the planet and her people needed us the most, now is that time. While mankind has transcended many different perils, never before have we collectively faced multiple timelines of existential threat. It’s time to show up as our best and truest selves. Together with a community of brothers and sisters by our side.
A mystical text from the lineage wisdom of Solomon called the Song of Songs* provides perhaps the most profound map to being of highest service. The genius lies in the four step progression from 1) service to self, 2) service to community, 3) service to mankind, and 4) service to the Cosmos. It is a map to wholeness, and each step must be included in the next step in order for the map to bring about fruition.
We are going to spend a year traversing this ground together with our most intimate year-long container, advancing our way to four-fold wholeness.
Located on a private regenerative biodynamic farm in Lockhart, Texas, this event takes place surrounded by a vast landscape, with natural water ponds, and miles of cleared walking paths throughout the ranch.
There is a one
who sings the song of his soul,
and in his soul he finds it all,
full, complete spiritual satisfaction.
In the presence of our land's sacred mountain elders, we will learn how to harvest the fruit of tribes while navigating the shadows when we get stuck in tribe. Tribal consciousness is to be included and transcended. Under the vast skies, we will learn how to harness the power of tribe to serve the one great tribe, humanity. We are all on the same team. Team Earth.
And there is a one
who sings the song of her people,
She leaves the zone of her personal soul,
which she doesn’t find wide enough,
and not settled in ideal serenity,
and attaches herself with tender love
to the totality of her tribe,
and together with her people she sings,
she suffers their pains,
and she takes delight in their hopes;
she ponders high and pure ideas
about their past and their future,
and she investigates
with love and the wisdom of the heart
the inner content of their soul.
And there is a one
who widens his soul even further
until it expands and spreads beyond the boundary of tribe,
to sing the song of humanity;
his soul is continuously enlarged
by the genius of humankind
and the glory of this divine image,
he aspires towards Man’s universal purpose
and anticipates his higher wholification,
and from this living source
does he draw the entirety of his thoughts and explorations,
his aspirations and his visions.
If you’ve been to Sedona, you know it is a mystical and magical place. The Summit is hosted on private property, with Bear Mountain as our backdrop, and is surrounded by rich desert nature, amidst an energetic vortex.
And there is a one
who rises with all these songs
together in one unity,
and all of them send forth their voices,
all together they play their melodies,
and each pour vigor and life into the other,
the sound of jubilance and the sound of joy,
the sound of celebration and the sound of exultance,
the sound of rejoicing and the sound of wholeness.
It is said that the first stage of relationship is when we look at our reflection in their eyes. Instead of seeing them, we stare into our projections.
It is said that the second stage of relationship is when we look into them when we look at them. When we begin to actually see them, intimacy is born.It is said that the third stage of relationship is when, after working through stage one and two, we grab each other's hands and we look towards a Shared Horizon.
A shared horizon in a relationship is a shared purpose. Fit For Service's purpose for the 2023 year long is to learn how to live a life that includes and transcends each song of Solomon.
Western Culture is sick and healing her will be a collective effort. Some people improve systems, others improve technology or change stories - Fit For Service transforms relationship - relationship to self, to family, to lovers, to community, and our relationship to the world.
Our aspiration is that by the end of 2023, you will understand yourself and your purpose so completely that you'd be able to understand both why and how Thich Quang Duc was able to sit in stillness while he set himself aflame to 'stand for' what he know was right and good.
By the time you graduate, you will know your why and you will know how.
When we first started Fit For Service, we thought offering world-class fitness information, powerful initiations, scientifically-supported emotional and psychological tools for healing and thriving, completely unique in-person gatherings, and a year-long mentorship with our coaches would be the catalyst for transforming people’s lives.
All of this helped, but there was something even more powerful that we didn’t anticipate.
The magic of FFS was the community. And if we were to distill what that means, there are four tenets:
We received an Instagram story just a few days ago where a guy who joined our first year shared how hard it was to accept how good his life is now. He credits the men in his life that supported him through his depression and anxiety. He tagged 4 people, and three of them were brothers he met in Fit For Service 3 years ago (the other was his actual biological brother).
He found some of his best friends in this container.
At a recent gathering here in Austin, there were two couples there who had their newborns with them; a little girl and a beautiful boy. Both of these couples met in Fit For Service.
These four people entered Fit For Service single and without children. They found the loves of their lives and started families.
Fit For Service didn’t ‘do this.’ They did. What Fit For Service does is offer a container unlike anything we are otherwise aware of: where people commit to their physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual development. We gather in person. We do the real work together. We say and feel the things we’ve hidden. We move, sing, and sweat together. We challenge each other, and we heal together.
There are two former Fit For Service members who signed up with chronic autoimmune disorders. They graduated the program without any symptoms remaining. Because of the medical paradigm of our time, we cannot say that we heal things like this; and we didn’t. They healed themselves through dedicated effort and belief, but both of them credit Fit For Service as the turning point in their illness.
Again, let us be clear: we do not promise this kind of result, but it would be dishonest to withhold it. If loneliness is one of the top causes of early mortality, community must be a powerful life-affirming force. These are just two examples of many true stories of transformational healing.
We’ve watched hundreds of members, after joining, go out into the world and offer their time and skills to others. Regenerative farms have been started; healing services like breathwork, cold exposure, men’s and women’s circles, ecstatic dances, and addiction support have been created. But what moves us most has been seeing, even years after the initial event, people asking for help in one of the community WhatsApp channels, and alumni responding by offering a place to stay, or to get on a call with them.
The magic of Fit For Service comes from what the community offers to each other.
One of the persistent and alluring stories we’ve accepted is the story of the quick fix or silver bullet.
The transformation Fit For Service offers is not a quick fix or a silver bullet. After serving thousands of people over the past 4 years, we’ve learned that the container and process of Fit For Service is most potent when we commit for the full year.
The incredible results of the survey above are the result of this year-long commitment.
If you persevere, because at times it will be incredibly challenging, you will walk away from this experience with a depth and breadth of community that will nourish you for years to come.
Each of us at Fit For Service commits to walk 2023 with you.
For the first 25 years of my life, I felt like an outsider. Even with my friends, something gnawed at the edge of my awareness that the life I was living was…the word that comes to me is malnourished. Like eating only processed foods, but not having ever eaten clean for an extended period of time, I didn’t know what it was, but I could feel something was off.
5 years later, I am in awe, and often in tears of gratitude, at how many people I feel deeply understand and see me. I see friends starting conscious businesses and/or families, healing life-long illnesses, and sharing their art - and almost all of them I met in Fit For Service.
I’ve danced, wept, and cheered with them. I’ve shared vulnerable truths with them. I’ve sat in grief with them. I’ve watched them overcome their fears and change their stories. I feel my heart buzz when I see them by chance. I know that if I got sick, or if my family needed help, dozens of hands would open to support me.
But most of all, they’ve changed my stories about people. I’ve met 20 year old ‘bros’ who wanted to learn how to feel their emotions. I’ve seen 60 year old women dancing ecstatically, unencumbered by fear of being too ‘old’, or not being ‘beautiful’ enough. I’ve seen Type-A CEOs cry for the first time, and admit something they’ve been ashamed of since childhood.
I’ve seen again and again how anyone, regardless of age, gender, wealth, orientation, or race, display incredible gifts they could offer the world, and stories of heartbreak, success, and magic that eclipses anything I’ve seen on screens or read in books.
The true magic of Fit For Service is the community. We’ve explored many different ways to cultivate community, and the secret is simple. Make the container a year long. We're going back to our roots. The 2023 Core Summit will be for the year.
There will be over 40 live Q&A calls with Caitlyn, Kyle and/or Erick throughout the year.
Every coach, including Aubrey, will offer a few masterclasses throughout the year that are uniquely created for the container.
Here are a few examples of the kinds of Masterclasses we’ve done before.
*Given the amount that organizations and individuals pay our coaches to speak at or consult for, this part alone is worth more than what the entire year-long membership costs.
It’s hard to articulate what happens when 100+ genuine humans who are looking to grow come together for the first time after months of getting to know each other online.
One of our favorite experiences in life is connecting with a few first timers on day one. Some nervously ask for a hug. Others are questioning, and sometimes completely closed off.
And then we see them at the end of the summit; eyes beaming with a quick and full smile. They hold our eye contact, and their hug, which was nervous the first day, is now like the reunion of brother or sister in arms. If we ask, they’ll share a personal story of doubt, confrontation, and transformation that happened during the summit that consistently reminds us of the endurable and tenacious healing intelligence that lives inside us.
We see people transform at these summits in a way we didn’t believe was possible for most of our life.
In no particular order, here are some of what our summits offer:
The Fit For Service app might be our favorite thing we offer.
Most people don’t realize this, but every time you log into Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or Youtube, you are entering a game where the opponent is an artificial intelligence 100x more powerful than the program that beat Grandmaster Garry Kasparov at chess in 1996.
Garry Kasparov knew he was playing chess. He trained his entire life at this game. Not only have most of us not trained our attention, we don’t even realize we’re playing this game when we log into our favorite social media platform.
The artificial intelligence algorithms of these platforms are tracking every like, share, and save. They even track what you stop on (meaning you don’t even have to click on anything and they are measuring how long you pause on a beautiful butt or outrageous political meme that makes you so mad you can’t help but read it).
Some, like TikTok, are reported to even track your keystrokes on other apps.
Once we learned this (check out Tristan Harris’s work), we knew we wanted to create an app that wasn’t powered by attention grabbing algorithms.
What you’ll find in the app:
The app is a place of connection rather than data collection.
There are free weekly calls for people that want to connect with others, as well as men’s circles, and women’s circles (these are a favorite among members). Some of our other popular calls that happen regularly are for parents, biohacking, and poetry reading.
Because there aren’t attention-grabbing algorithms, the app is an opportunity to down-regulate your nervous system while you scratch the itch for social connection.
Also, there are no ads. It's hard to appreciate how refreshing it is to scroll through a social media site without any ads.
In the media section of the app, there are dozens of hours of free (often exclusive to the app), lectures, speeches, guided meditations, guided breathwork sessions, and ecstatic dances.
There are masterclasses about the body, the psyche, and the shadow by Kyle, Erick, and Caitlyn.
We’ve got some of the best speeches and workshops we’ve done at previous FFS events in there that don’t exist anywhere else.
We are also always adding to it. Our vision is to one day have more valuable content in there then people get when paying for $30,000 masterminds.
And our favorite part - donate any amount you want and get access to the app for a year.
We started Fit For Service because we saw how disconnected people were from the healing and nourishment of genuine authentic community. Because we invest a lot of money in our physical events, some people who want to join cannot afford to ante the minimum donation. But because the app is digital and digital content can be done well once and continue to help thousands, we offer the app as a gift, accepting any amount of donation in return.
Aubrey interfaces with the great thought leaders and spiritual masters of the world. He brings every bit of wisdom from his experiences and interactions through his Q&As, Masterclasses, and workshops.
If you’ve ever struggled with meaning, purpose, intimate relationships, and self-love like Aubrey has, you might just discover by the end of this year a new story that brings you back into radical passion and awe with life and yourself.
With a brief glance at our political dialogues, it is easy and startling to notice the hate, blame, resentment, and complete lack of compassion many people harbor for ‘The Other.’
We can all feel it… there is a tremendous and rising cultural impulse to scapegoat ‘the other side’ as evil, stupid, crazy, or guilty. And with the next election cycle beginning to ignite and churn, we’re going to see more of this.
Maybe the most important transformation Fit For Service offers is a lived experience that helps our nervous system remember that most people are fundamentally good, kind, sincere, helpful, and trustworthy.
We remember ‘The Other’ is safe.
Over the last 5 years, we’ve watched a community arise between Liberals, Conservatives, Libertarians, heterosexuals, homosexuals, transsexuals, black, white, Indigenous, able-bodied, bodily-impaired, Atheists and Christians, Scientists and Animists.
We’ve witnessed beliefs change. We’ve seen people from all walks of life remember that the stranger is fundamentally good, and everyone leaves with a renewed faith in humanity.
And maybe most important to you; Fit For Service is an opportunity to transform your story about yourself.
The world-renowned psychologist Carl Jung shared: “Until the unconscious is made conscious, it will control your life and you will call it fate.”
Our primary drive as infants is to attach our nervous systems to our caretakers. In order to do that, we had to adapt when our needs weren’t met (this is not the parents fault, it happens to all of us).
Fast-forward to adulthood; your unrelenting habit to care for others at the expense of caring for yourself, your belief that you must be useful, or successful, or attractive to be worthy of love, the story that you aren’t smart enough or strong enough to live the life you genuinely desire, the enduring belief that romantic love isn’t safe or that your soulmate will save your life, that you’re clumsy, or genetically determined to be overweight or addicted, that making money is evil, or that you’re a random chance occurrence in a meaningless universe…
These are all stories that have been chosen and can be changed if you so desire.
The beautiful magic of the Fit For Service container is that no one tells you that you have to change. Come as you are and discover yourself accepted totally (because you’ll find everyone secretly believes some of these stories about themselves).
What you’ll discover is that as you participate and show up, something will naturally begin to change in you. As you change, some of these stories will stop resonating, and like a tree naturally casts off branches they no longer need, you too will naturally start to drop old stories that no longer resonate with who you know yourself to be.
COO Erick Godsey here,
We don’t want your money if we haven’t over-delivered.
We offer a risk-free guarantee that, as far as we are aware of, no other program like ours offers.
You can join, experience three months of world class coaching, come to our first five-day summit, have your world transformed, and then, if you aren’t completely blown away, you can reclaim as much of your ante as you want (including all of it).
The monthly ante for the year long is $1,111. You will have a week following each summit to claim any amount of your ante back (or to donate more). By reclaiming your ante, you are agreeing to withdraw from the year-long container (we’d love to hear from you if you go, but you will not have to jump over any hurdles or answer any surveys in order to get your ante back).
Our culture has a complicated relationship with money. For people who can afford this and who have done similar programs like this, what we charge may seem so low they will think it’s not as powerful as Tony Robbins or Joe Dispenza (and to them, with a loving smirk, I say, “come find out”).
For most people reading this, you can technically afford it, but imagining yourself doing so creates some fear or anxiety, and this is who our risk-free guarantee is for.
The tension we pay for a service contributes to the likelihood that we finally start doing some of the things we know we ought to be doing. The contraction of paying actually fuels the transformation. We’ve seen it for years.
To all of you, we invite you to listen to the inner nudge and come transform your life with us (and if it isn’t for you, you can get everything back).
There is literally no financial risk, and it might just change everything.
To those who cannot afford our year-long container; this program is our highest tier offering. To be frank, we’re (one of) the best in the world, and we charge less than most because we believe money should not keep anyone from healing. And at the same time, we are sane and understand a company must make enough money to cover its costs. We proudly offer Fit For Service at the price we do. For people who can afford it, it is one of the best things they will ever invest in.
But it is a fact that some people cannot. So we have made a commitment to make all our digital products available for any amount you decide to donate for them.
(Check out the section about the FFS app a few scrolls above this section.)
So we’ve talked about those who can afford and those who can’t, but there is a third group of people who may be reading this, and this section is for you.
To the people we trigger, I wish you could know intimately the humans who work for Fit For Service. I wish you could know how genuine, kind, earnest, and at times silly we are. I wish you didn’t feel fear or anger or judgment or disgust when you saw photos from our events. I wish you’d come to an event. I wish to know you.
Because I don’t think it’s a coincidence we trigger you.
In this very moment, there is war, famine, human right violations, murder, etc. I know you get it – so why is it out of everything happening in the world, you are here, right now, reading about something you believe you don’t want, stewing in your judgment?
I think it’s because you’re meant to do something like what we’re doing;
and you either haven’t done it yet, or it isn’t yet where you want it to be.
Where we are triggered, there lives the shadow of our Dharma.
We need your dharma, and I hope that reading this gives you some fuel to go create something that helps people. We genuinely hope you do it so well that we may one day get to learn something from you; because our aim is not to win, but to serve. There is room for all of us.
So to review: we’ve got the best damn risk-free guarantee in the game. Pay your ante to play and if after three months of online coaching and a five-day summit, it ain’t the bee’s knees and the centipede’s toes, take your ante back. Doing so will mean removal from the year-long container.
You can only reclaim a partial or full ante for the trimester you just completed.
For example, if it is December 2023, and you wanted your full ante back, you would get back what you invested for September, October, and November (not the entire year).
For people who make it the entire year, we will have a special graduation ceremony in December.
Check out the FAQ and the application for further questions.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on the inside.
Founder of Onnit, NYT Bestselling Author, and host of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, Aubrey is the creator of Fit For Service.
The host of the Kyle Kingsbury Podcast and a former UFC Fighter, Kyle specializes in physical mastery as the foundation and pathway to spiritual optimization.
A Transformation and Healing Facilitator, she is known as ‘The Poet Queen’, putting the unfathomable into words and touching hearts everywhere she goes.
The host of The Myths That Make Us podcast, Erick specializes in Behavior Change, Internal Family Systems, Depth Psychology, and terrible puns.
A medicine woman through and through, Vylana is a gifted singer, dancer, and sound healer.