The pen is mightier than the sword, but that’s only because the pen spends three nights per week bench-pressing paper clips. Stay in tiptop sharp-object-dodging shape with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a strength-training package at Art of Strength in Edina (a $110 total value). The package includes the following:
- One AOS Elements small-group training program (a $30 value).<p>
- Four group fitness classes, which must be taken after the small-group training has been completed (an $80 value); choose any combination of the following classes:
- AOS Express
- Vintage Training
Helmed by NFL trainer Anthony DiLuglio, Art of Strength sculpts bodies into svelte shapes with proven strength-training equipment. AOS Elements training program explores the studio’s arsenal of strength-training equipment, which includes kettlebells, sandbags, bandit loops, and medicine balls, rather than controversial isotopes of plutonium. With two to eight students per class, AOS Elements imparts each participant with proper lifting form and technique and safety. After completing AOS Elements, students can choose four additional workouts, such as Mystery’s rotating selection of strength and endurance exercises and Vintage Training’s dumbbell and barbell drills. AOS Express classes squeeze core-building suspension training, calorie-torching rope ripples, and other activities from AOS Elements, helping busy clients skip lackluster work meetings. Visit the studio’s online schedule for class times.
Painted with bright primary colors and brawny bulldogs, Art of Strength’s workout space inspires clients to find their inner beast as they squat, curl swing, and press. A wall-length chalkboard welcomes exercisers with motivational messages and vertical hopscotch courts.
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: weight balls, ropes, logs, sandbags, 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. Weights clatter beneath hanging rings and inspirational quotes chalked on the walls. 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.
7501 Washington Ave. S
Edina, Minnesota 55439