Although body-exchange programs mean no one ever has to stay in one meat suit for long, returning yours in bad condition means you forfeit your deposit. Keep your constitution in returnable condition with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a one-month membership and classes at Psycho Gym (up to a $175 value). This membership is valid at the Deep Ellum or Addison location.
Psycho Gym supplies members with all the tools necessary to buff up their muscle suits, including group classes, kettlebells, resistance ropes, and other unconventional tools, earning the attention of D Magazine's “Best of Big D”. Experienced instructors lead a schedule of innovative classes that force participants to engage in total-body movements such as standing from a prone position while trying to hold a kettlebell and performing the electric slide while juggling chainsaws. Relying solely on the oppressive power of gravity unmitigated by machines, each workout session taxes many functional muscle groups at once and can increase metabolisms for up to 36 hours. Every aspiring strongman receives an easy-to-follow nutritional program to ensure ample body fuel and an understanding that batteries are not edible.
Psycho Gym founders Travis Williams and Russ Kimzey challenge the fitness status quo by trading in slick machines and the lackadaisical attitude that comes with them for strenuous workouts that yield results. The gym’s group workouts build strength in a motivational, no-frills setting, as like-minded exercisers put their weight behind kettlebells, sandbags, suspension trainers, and battling ropes. For one-on-one attention, the gym staff organizes personal-training sessions, which mix workouts with nutrition advice, as well as athlete-specific programs for marathon runners in training or underwater-kickball players looking for a new sport.