Q: What is BAREfit Adventure Training?
A: BAREfit is a personal training company and fitness community focused on empowering our members to enjoy whatever adventure brings them the most joy in life. We exist to inspire adventure and fun outdoors.
Whether it's cycling, running, rock climbing, hiking, paddling, camping, OCR, front porch banjo pickin, hammock chillin, gardening, or weekend fun with your family, etc.
You don't need to be a world class athlete to enjoy the many benefits of outdoor adventure, & outdoor downtime.
Our natural movement training will get you #AdventureReady and have a ton of fun in the process.
Q: I haven't worked out in a long time. Can I still train with BAREFIT?
A: For sure! Since all of our exercises are based in natural human movement, they are highly adaptable to almost any fitness level. Our clients work privately (1:1) with a trainer, as well as in a small (5-10 person on avg). class setting.
Q: I have issues with (this part of my body), can I still train with BAREFIT?
A: In addition to our highly adaptable training style, our small classes allow individual attention & modifications for every exerciser.
Q: What equipment is used during BAREFIT training sessions?
A: in addition to body weight & traditional weights (dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells, etc.) we utilize logs, stumps, sandbags, monkey bars, balance beams and whatever else our head coach Capt. Curtis finds while hiking.
This not only makes our workouts fun & unique, it builds practical strength & skills to take on whatever adventure the world has in store.
Q: I'm not really into outdoor adventure sports... does that mean BAREFIT isn't a good gym for me?
A: In the same way that Patagonia makes awesome jackets for anyone, even if they don’t wear them to climb mountains, our workouts are super effective for building strength, mobility, durability & capability in a unique & fun environment.
In fact, many of our most dedicated members aren’t really that outdoorsy, but love us because they may not have felt welcome or comfortable in more traditional gyms & just dig our chill vibes.
Or as we like to say... even if you don't want to become a climber, you probably wouldn't mind looking, feeling, and performing like you could be a climber if you decided to. BAREfit will build you a body that's ready for adventure... you get to decide what to do with it!
Q: I see that BAREFIT uses obstacles courses. That sounds fun but intimidating. I don't think I can do monkey bars or other challenging obstacles. Does that mean shouldn't train with BAREFIT?
A: Doing things out of your comfort zone make you stronger both physically & mentally. That’s one of the main reasons we incorporate obstacles into our workouts.
Plus it's a lot of fun, and helps us escape from the boring, repetitive workouts that cause thousands of people to quit their gym memberships each day.
When your workout takes you back to the days of playground fun as a child, AND it helps you build the strength, endurance, and capability you're looking for, that's hard to beat.
And lastly, if you're not willing or able to handle a particular exercise, we have many modifications for everything we do.
Q: What is an "Earn Your Beer" Challenge?
A: EYB is our monthly field trip where we meet at a local park or other cool location, do a big fun, often ridiculous workout, then enjoy some well earned libations & company at a nearby brewery.
Q: What do I need to bring to the session?
A: Other than an adventurous spirit… Wear weather appropriate exercise attire. If it’s 50 or above outside, expect our garage doors to be open, with an indoor temp consistent with the outside. In the winter, we keep things around 55/60, by running our heaters.
Be sure to bring hydration or a bottle to fill up. We have filtered water on tap at the gym. We also sell Zevia soda, bottled water, supplements, snacks, and BAREFIT gear.
Q: How do I schedule a session?
A: For group sessions, you will use our app. For private or one-time meetings our staff schedules them with/for you.
Q: How much does BAREFIT cost?
A: Our programs are all individualized from the programming to the pricing. We tend to be around the same price level as most personal training programs, but we offer a lot of extras, and a lot more individualizing/personal attention than you'll find at most class-based gyms. To get quotes, set up a discovery call on zoom.
Q: I'm pregnant. Can I still train with BAREFIT
A: We recommend all pregnant women obtain clearance from their medical provider prior to beginning an exercise routine during pregnancy. If you're in the first 12 weeks, it's usually best to not start a new fitness routine. Beyond that your doc should be the person to ask on this one.
Q: Where exactly is BAREFIT located?
A: 1217 Logan Street, Louisville, KY. 40204. We are in Shelby Park at on Logan street by right before the oak st intersection. Feel free to park in the fenced lot.