Get GeekFit!

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I was Googling “GeekFit” the other day (you know, as you do), and came across a gym called “GeekFit” based in Redmond, conveniently near the Microsoft campus. Naturally, I had to try it.

GeekFit, as they put it, is:

a personal training studio that specializes in efficient exercise. Our workout engages every muscle fiber in as many muscles as possible and does so in the safest way. There’s no impact, no fast motions, and no free weights to drop.

Designed with the latest fitness research, our approach is highly effective for men and women of all ages. With just one 30 minute session a week our workout is proven to improve your aerobic capacity, endurance, and strength in just a fraction of the time of conventional programs.

So basically, it’s weight training that you do once a week for around a half hour. They work with you one-on-one and help you succeed on a personal scale.

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I’ve never done weight training before, but I actually had a pretty good time. Yes, it hurt, but it was a glorious burn. I left shaking, and could feel it for the next couple days. Pretty impressive for less than half an hour of slowly using weight machines for 90 seconds at a time!

If you only have time to exercise once a week, this is the way to do it. And they’re so awesome, they’re going to give away a session for free to one of you! Just leave a comment with your workout goals (do you want to lose weight? Get stronger? Be able to run a marathon? Fit into that cosplay you’re working on?) and I’ll randomly pick a winner next Wednesday!

Not able to get to Redmond, WA? You can strength train on your own with some machines at your local gym. Just take my trainer, Aaron’s advice: Lift slow, lift heavy, lift hard.

Check out GeekFit at www.geekfit.us!

EDIT: And our winner is #3, Joe! Congrats Joe!

3 Comments

  1. Love this!

    Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, you should check out Nerdfitness.com. The guy that runs it, Steve, used to be an overweight gamer type and decided to take his passion for games and apply it to real life (as in, leveling up in the real world!). He not only blogs achievements that have taken him all over the world, but offers advice and tutorials for doing strength workouts at home, even if you have little to no equipment.

    Aaaand of course – Fitocracy! You log your workouts to earn XP and level up, as well as earn achievements! I love it, and I LOVE this recent trend of mixing nerdy hobbies and fitness. 😀

  2. I get GeekFit by riding my exercise bike while playing video games. It really helps because they distract from the tired way better than a book or movie can. I’ve already put a couple hundred miles on it in 2013

  3. Well, I could use some bulking up… When I don’t lift weights for a while, my clothes start falling off my body.

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