"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $30, you get five Faze 1 or Mystery kettlebell classes at Art of Strength in Edina (a $100 value). In addition, Groupon customers receive $10 off 50-minute massages, $20 off workshops, and $10 off monthly memberships.
Founded by NBA and NFL trainer Anthony DiLuglio, Art of Strength plays host to a dynamic and unique workout culture that focuses on alternative strength conditioning to help students unleash their inner Charles Atlas. Kettlebell workouts build strength by engaging the entire body at once, using unconventional equipment such as balls, ropes, logs, and sandbags to mimic real-world activities such as shoveling, farm work, and manhole tiddlywinks. Art of Strength's introductory F1 (Faze 1) class focuses on vintage progressions of kettlebell movements, with each session focusing upon one essential drill to help new students achieve mastery of each move, and allow devotees to explore the variety and sense of accomplishment that comes with slinging your own hand-held cannonball.
Mystery classes are for those who have already completed the kettlebell essentials and are looking for something a little more advanced. Come ready for anything.
Art of Strength
The trainers at Art of Strength eschew newfangled machines. Instead, they employ only fitness tools that have stood the test of time: slamballs, ropes, logs, and boxes. Ropes use the weight of the human body to build strength, and the relentless swing of kettlebells works the body as a whole and torches calories. Bass thuds and happy grunts fill the studio as patrons flip truck tires or leap onto boxes. The old-school equipment forms the core of classes, which leave patrons as strong as ancient warriors or the guys who had to push ancient warriors’ strollers.