Agatsu NC is Chapel Hill’s gym for kettlebell, bodyweight, and mobility focused training. We are driven by our curiosities: how to get stronger, become more flexible, move well, increase confidence and stability, and decrease fear and pain. We train to be more useful and autonomous.
If being a more capable human sounds like the kind of fitness goal you can get behind, come try us out!
All classes are 1 hour and are open to all levels!
Movement class – Here we work on building strength, improving movement patterns, and increasing flexibility. We utilize a lot of bodyweight movement in this class, but also other resistance tools such as kettlebells, gymnastics rings, maces, clubs, parallettes, monkey bars, sandbags, and anything else that will take us towards physical autonomy!
Kettlebell, clubs, maces, & more – This class pursues the usual Agatsu NC goals (strength, movement quality, flexibility), but does so with a specific focus on kettlebells, clubs, and maces. Endurance is a greater factor for this class, making it a great option for athletes looking to improve their aerobic/work capacity but would prefer to do so in a way that builds the whole body. (As opposed to distance running, cycling, etc.) The clubs and maces in particular will greatly improve the resilience and capabilities of your shoulders, lats, and core.
Durability – Our flexibility/mobility class! Consists of a blend of self-massage (rolling and/or trigger point work utilizing foam rollers or balls), various stretching techniques, and specifically-graded strengthening and stabilizing drills to better support your joints for your movement training. This class is geared toward athletes in any sport, from tennis to Jiu-jitsu, Olympic-lifting, and endurance athletes. No prior experience necessary… but be prepared to work — it is not a relaxing stretch class!
Even shorter descriptions
Movement class will make you move better, get stronger, and be more flexible!
KB class will teach you how to use unique forms of resistance training. Endurance will also be a bigger factor here and your shoulders will feel yummy.
Durability class will make you more flexible in much more effective and challenging ways than just static stretching.