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It’s a warehouse with a hidden entrance marked only by a metal bison head on the door, yet it has become the home for fitness, attracting a huge following from all over the Metro Detroit area. If you don’t know Beverly Hill’s Get Some Fitness, you might not yet be one of “The Herd”, but you’ll want to be. Their extremely diverse options for group classes and their unapologetically down-to-earth yet edgy persona draws in all types of demographics, all coming together for one thing: a total-body workout that will push you to become stronger and feel energized.
Get Some Fitness’s intention is to take away the intimidation-factor of the gym, hosting boxing, cycling, bootcamp, and Barre Intensity in their 7,200-square-foot space.
While throwing a punch might be out of the comfort zone of some, Get Some invites you to get fit, not hit. The Herd punches to the beat of gritty hip-hop music, which fuels the class amongst four rows of heavy punching bags. The instructor choreographs boxing routines that will work your full body while incorporating the different punches, such as the jab, hook, and uppercut.
Bootcamp-style classes are frequently found in combination with boxing, starting on the bag and transitioning into weight training or completing circuits building both cardio and strength. And if you don’t want to put up your dukes, there are bootcamp options that offer strength training combined with other forms of cardio.
Plus, when the weather gets warm, the Herd migrates outside! For strength training portions, the garage door goes up and part of the parking lot becomes an extension of the gym for some sweat under the sun.
Get Some offers an unusual twist on your typical cycling class, and it has to do with your bike. Their RealRyder bikes are different than a conventional stationary bike in that they sway left and right as you ride, meaning you’ll be using different muscles (especially your core) to keep the bike stable. SPD shoes are required to clip into these bikes, but if you don’t have the kicks, don’t worry — you can rent some (for free) at the front desk!
Candlelight and neon lights illuminate the room, creating a nightclub-like atmosphere where riders can feel the energy radiating off of those around them. And you’ll be using every ounce of the energy incorporating triceps dips and tapbacks to each wild ride.
Seeking stability? Grab a mat and weights and hit the barre studio! Starting class on the floor, the instructor will lead the students through a combination of movements inspired by Pilates, dance, and functional fitness training. Later transitioning to the barre, the movements will be more technically challenged, combining both upper- and lower-body moves to elevate the heart rate and tone your body.
While it might seem like the lowest-intensity class on Get Some’s schedule, the class focuses on small movements, isolating the smaller muscles that don’t always get enough attention. Hello, surprise soreness.
Instructors offer a tough-love attitude, pushing the group to work hard as a pack. And this mentality carries through everything they do, bringing people back day after day for the epic sweat sessions, the hottest playlists, and the support from one another.
It seems so simple, but it’s not so easy to match this studio’s vibe. And as more and more fitness studios crowd into Detroit, it’s clear Get Some Fitness will stay at the head of the herd.
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