Ancient druids often trained with intimidating weaponry to hone their muscles and scare away time-travelers posing tiresome questions about the origins of Stonehenge. Evade the future’s ignorant hordes with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one Kettlebell Basics fitness class at The Downtown Fitness Club (a $50 value).
The leashes from students’ untamed muscles are released during a fierce two-hour clinic that combines savage techniques with safe and principled instruction. Students are led through intense exercises armed with cast-iron kettlebells and medieval conditioning tools such as maces, hammers, and greased-up Bubonic battle-axes. Effort and intensity are emphasized with odd lifts and bodyweight motions that leave muscles throbbing with equal measures of rapture and fatigue. Small group classes begin on July 16 and will be held every other Saturday, with reservations required.
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