Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today’s Groupon at Bodytribe Fitness. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get five foundations classes (a $75 value).
- For $49, you get six Saturday workshops (a $120 value).<p>
Foundations classes run at the following times: * Mondays at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. * Tuesdays at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. * Wednesdays at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. * Thursdays at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. * Saturdays at 8 a.m.<p>
Saturday workshops take place from 10 a.m. to noon.
The trainers at Bodytribe Fitness embody the physical subculture philosophy of blending mind and body while cultivating self-awareness in their students through a combination of intensity and movement. A schedule of introductory courses initiates novices into the Bodytribe method and mindset, stoking the flames of a burning desire for increased strength and greater range of movement. Students transform cores into galvanized steel by hoisting free weights such as barbells, kettlebells, and pilfered Liberty Bells. To ensure hands-on instruction and maintain a sense of community, sessions cap off at 10 participants.
Saturday educational and physical workshops expand the fitness possibilities of kettlebells and sandbags with two hours of weighted movements. Students explore basic motions and build muscle and strengthen joints, and leave with an arsenal of exercises and workout tips. The mirror-free environment encourages exercisers to focus on their movements rather than popular misconceptions that reduce fitness to washboard abs and tear-away tuxedos.
There are no mirrors inside the Bodytribe Fitness gym. When explaining this to reporters from Sacramento News & Review, founder Jeff Conrad explained, "I don’t care about what people look like when they come to my gym. And I want them to not care either, at least for that hour." A freethinker, musician, and fitness aficionado, Jeff challenges current fitness trends and their emphasis on aesthetic appearance inside his unique gym, where he requests that clients silence any cellphones or Theremins they may have on them. Amidst the kettlebells, free weights, and pull-up bars, Jeff and his trainers guide students of all fitness levels through functional workouts that focus on building strong and fit athletes rather than what he calls "pretty little flesh packets".
The seasoned and dedicated trainer is also an avid writer—you can find his fitness philosophy and workout advice in magazines, newspapers, and in his book, Lift With Your Head.