In its constant attempt to stay fit, humanity has given in to such unfortunate workout trends as livestock lifting, Spazzercise, and mixed-martial charades. Embrace body and mind fitness that has withstood the test of time with today's Groupon: for $75, you get one month of unlimited yoga and CrossFit classes (a $225 value) at Brandt Fitness & Self Defense. Inside Brandt's fitness facility, skilled trainers and yogis lead classes that offer neglected bodies upgrades to better shapes. Customers can bend and stretch during basic Hatha or Vinyasa flow yoga classes or pursue the health tune-ups offered by CrossFit sessions—brief yet intense workouts that match each participant's ability and combine Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and bodyweight exercises to coax shy muscles out of their shells.
Brandt Fitness & Self Defense
Kyle Brandt and his team of fellow trainers—who include his wife Sarah—are, of course, fit. But they don't believe in exercising for exercise's sake. Instead, at Brandt Fitness & Self Defense, they offer what they call "functional fitness for life." This belief, which also serves as the company's motto, manifests in two ways. First, it means that by focusing on martial arts, Kyle and his team can coach students of all skill levels—first-time exercisers, four-year-old martial arts novices, professional athletes—to defend themselves from danger. The second function they ascribe to fitness? Community. They believe working out should be fun and social. Fridays' happy hour workouts encourage as much gum-flapping as they do deadifting. And like the martial arts classes, Brandt's CrossFit sessions welcome a diverse array of attendees. The gym even hosts holiday parties, which are very popular, although their papier mache piñata full of kettlebells never quite got off the ground.
1289 Hemphill St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76104