LA Times // Find Your Fitness Tribe
By Melinda Fulmer
The no-shower happy hour is just one of the draws of the exclusive Westside fitness social club Electric Flight Crew, started three years ago by Jonathan Patton and Josh Goldman. The group of 25- to 35-year-old professionals and entrepreneurs attends special weekly runs, sprint training and circuit-training workouts in locations from Redondo Beach to Santa Monica to West Hollywood. The workouts average 40 to 60 people per location and are typically followed by socializing at a local restaurant or monthly “residency.” There’s also a couple of group meetups each month at boutique fitness studios such as Orangetheory or Barry’s Bootcamp to complement the running. You do have to apply to join and pay a $40 monthly membership fee, but Patton says that no one has yet been turned away.