This fall, the next installment of the Hunger Games movies will be in theaters.
And the trilogy is so popular, it’s inspired a workout class called “Train Like a Tribute," which is popping up at gyms in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D.C.
The class was designed by Eric Salvador, a master trainer, and former marine. He took the skills necessary for survival in the story, including archery, tree climbing, strength and sprinting and created a high-intensity workout that simulates those activities. There are moves named after the characters, like “Katniss kickbacks” and “Peeta presses.” As well as archery work using bows without arrows, and simulated tree climbing using ropes. There’s even a “Sprint to the Cornucopia.” Where, instead of sprinting for weapons and survival gear, participants race to the center of the room to grab what they need, one thing at a time, like water, mats, towels, and dumbbells.
The classes are already a hit, so don’t be surprised if you find Train like a Tribute classes in your neck of the woods.
You can also Google “Train Like A Tribute” and find exercises you can do at home.