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Vegan gym chain

Postby xJimx » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:13 am

http://monkeybargym.com/

Training wise this looks like a Crossfit type thing, but in stark contrast to the Crossfit paleo thing they promote a plant based diet :D
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Re: Vegan gym chain

Postby Rach » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:30 am

Good to see them promoting the benefits of a plant based diet for strength and health! There's an instructor at my gym who's vegan and my instructor is open to the vegan diet- I'm letting him know how good some of the Thrive diet recipes are so he can let his other clients know about them. Shame the monkey bar is only in the USA at the mo.
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Re: Vegan gym chain

Postby KC Masterpiece » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:26 pm

I've been corresponding with Henry Akins, one of the monkeybargym's founders good friends, who's a BJJ black belt. Definitely not a gym for strength proper, in fact its almost exclusively BW stuff...

Still a very welcome to the Crossfit/Paleo craze, as you mentioned. Their presentation is slick; hopefully they expand.
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Re: Vegan gym chain

Postby KC Masterpiece » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:29 pm

btw there is now one in Australia

http://monkeybargym.com.au/

Monkey Bar Gymnasium
3151 Benison Rd. Winnellie
Darwin, NT Australia 0820
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Re: Vegan gym chain

Postby xJimx » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:46 am

KC Masterpiece wrote:Definitely not a gym for strength proper, in fact its almost exclusively BW stuff...


Granted their target clientele is obviously not hardcore strength athletes, but the trainers themselves look pretty damn strong - the Australian dude is absolutely massive :)
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Re: Vegan gym chain

Postby hardcore iv » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:17 pm

KC Masterpiece wrote:btw there is now one in Australia

http://monkeybargym.com.au/

Monkey Bar Gymnasium
3151 Benison Rd. Winnellie
Darwin, NT Australia 0820


That is the last city anyone would think of opening a gym in Australia. I wonder how it will do. Hopefully it will come down to melbourne one day.
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Re: Vegan gym chain

Postby KC Masterpiece » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:09 pm

hardcore iv wrote:
KC Masterpiece wrote:btw there is now one in Australia

http://monkeybargym.com.au/

Monkey Bar Gymnasium
3151 Benison Rd. Winnellie
Darwin, NT Australia 0820


That is the last city anyone would think of opening a gym in Australia. I wonder how it will do. Hopefully it will come down to melbourne one day.


Yeah I looked at a map of Aus as I'm unfamiliar with the country and thought it looked pretty well out of the way... and about as far from Melbourne as one could get.
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