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HEAD TO METHOD + CREW IN THE HEIGHTS FOR A ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKOUT

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Stephanie Kuzydym

Think of sand and you’ll probably long for a day at the beach. But fill a sack with 10 pounds of the stuff and any thoughts of a lazy day listening to the waves disappear. It’s all replaced by a sweat you’ll swear will move you one day closer to that beach bod. All courtesy of the rad workout with a silly name: DuffleBuff.

DuffleWhat? We’re about to get to that.

METHOD BEHIND THE MADNESS

Aaron Holmes is the founder of Method + Crew. He was once a personal trainer who built workouts around the usual gym equipment. But when he decided to open his own studio, Holmes wanted a feel that was like his personality: totally chill.

From Genoa—the furry, four-legged customer service rep—to the inspirations like “let new adventures begin” and “your vibe attracts your tribe,” the boutique studio off 20th Street in the Heights feels a lot more Mile High City than Space City.

Holmes is big on adventures, which is what your workout will likely be. And any adventure + workout at Method + Crew is all about being healthy and happy through strength, flexibility (yoga) and speed (cardio kickboxing). So, join the journey!

DUFFLEBUFF, DUFFLEBUFF, DUFFLEBUFF

For you Harry Potter fans, it’s pronounced like HufflePuff. But you won’t be chasing after a golden snitch. The magic in this class is inside you… or slung over your shoulder, or pressed above your head.

DuffleBuff is a strength and core stability class that includes HIIT exercises. You’ll repeat the exercise for a specified amount of time for so many rounds — and you’ll do it all with a sand-filled duffle.

You’ll flip the thing, drop it, hop over it, drag it, carry it, and probably curse it a time or two.

So while we can’t promise you sand between your toes and a drink with an umbrella in it, we do believe it’s always more fun to earn your cocktails.

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