A little Gumsaba history for your Wednesday…The Washoe people were the first to inhabit the Lake Tahoe region and surrounding areas; their domain was a huge expanse of land in what is now known as the Sierra Nevada of California.


Their history is told through mythology and word of mouth. This is the story of the Gümsaba!

After the spring snow melt, the people of the Washoe Tribe would set up to the mountains for the warm months, for the season of Gümsaba,  or the “Bigtime”. They would hunt, fish and forage, and when the season came to a close the would have a  long wonderful harvest celebration.  The chief invited all people of the great basin to partake in the Gümsaba for four days and nights. Dancing, singing, music and laughter were the heart of the festival, along with the final harvest and hunts of the warm season. The Gümsaba was a time to put differences aside and celebrate the gifts of life. It was a time to be grateful.

The way I see it, every hour of Camp is it’s own little Gümsaba. We celebrate and honor ourselves and each other with exercise TOGETHER and the building of positive HEALTHY relationships. We give support and encouragement to those in our community; a gift that can’t ever be taken away. We appreciate each other for our strengths and we laugh together at our faults. It’s a community like no other, and I am thankful to the Washoe tribe and to all of you for the inspiration.

Wishing you all a love filled day today, and every day!



The heart of the Gümsaba harvest, the Pinyon Tree, which sustained the Washoe people during the winter months.


Gumsaba Boot Camp Class schedule Wednesday 10/16/13:


5:30AM Sunrise Danville Womens only class – Coach Karen – Coreture + Lite Cardio


6AM Sunup Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – Cardio HIIT & Coreture


8:15AM Sunrise Moraga Womens only Class – Coach Briana – Cardio HIIT & Coreture


9AM Sunshine Walnut Creek Womens only class – Coach Michelle – Coreture + Lite Cardio


11AM Cytosport Co-ed boot camp lite Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX Partners


12PM Cytosport Co-ed boot camp Benicia – Coach Michelle (private class) TRX Gun Show