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Weekly Scoop (December 2-8) - Not your average workout with Asheville Fit Tribe¬†ūü홬†Plus lots to do this week!

Take Your Fitness on an Adventure 
with Asheville Fit Tribe

For many, the gym is more than just a hobby, or another routine someone ‚Äúmust do‚ÄĚ on their day-to-day checklist. Physical fitness can be a means of therapy just as much as a mission to accomplish body-building goals. While a traditional gym has its own perks and are preferable for some, others want a change of scenery and fresh air. If that sounds like you, look no further than Asheville Fit Tribe!

Founded in September of 2019 by J. Preston Jefferson and Sarah Kleckner, Asheville Fit Tribe is primarily an outdoor fitness group that aims to give clients unlimited access for an affordable price. All fitness levels and all ages are welcome, and a wide variety of workouts are involved in their circuit. Participants not only get personal attention in every class, but they also get a little push from the group. For example, motivational texts are regularly sent to clients to help them remain consistent with their fitness goals.

‚ÄúWe were living in Boston doing online workout videos, and we wanted to impact more lives. We started looking for places that we could launch a fit tribe. Being from the North Carolina area, we came to visit Asheville and realized it felt like home,‚ÄĚ says Jefferson. ‚ÄúWe started our business to empower the local community through fitness and nutrition in hopes to ultimately reach all people who are seeking a positive community and positive life change.‚ÄĚ

Asheville Fit Tribe strives to offer a better personalized option than a lot of typical gyms, that also contributes to the uniqueness of what makes Asheville a special place.

‚ÄúWe want our business to be known as one of the most positive life changing communities in Asheville. A space where all people will become their healthiest through a fun social atmosphere,‚ÄĚ Jefferson adds.

The fitness group regularly collaborates with local breweries doing workouts called Training on Tap, which includes workouts followed by a fresh cold one. They host Apartment Workout Parties at local apartment complexes, and go into schools and businesses running workouts for teachers and workers alike. They also partner with local coffee shops, bringing people through their doors while the cafes allow them to market in their space.

One thing that Jefferson recommends when taking your workouts outside is heading to Carrier Park to run, walk, or bike, and then checking out the inside of the Velodrome.

Here is the current weekly schedule and locations for Asheville Fit Tribe: 

Monday: Endurance (6:30am and 6pm)

Tuesday: Agility (6:30am and 6pm)

Wednesday: High-Intensity Interval Training (6:30am and 6pm)

Thursday: Strength (6:30am and 6pm)

Friday: FREE FOR ALL (6:30am)

Locations: 6:30am - Asheville Movement Center; 6pm - Carrier Park

With New Years right around the corner, it may be the perfect time to begin your fitness journey. Use the promo code timetogetfit for 50% off your first month trial with Asheville Fit Tribe on their website.

Learn more about Asheville Fit Tribe and their upcoming events and specials by checking out their Dig Local profile.

Below you will find one locally curated Scoop chosen for each day this week ‚ÄĒ but make sure to check out¬†all¬†the Scoops this week on our¬†Dig Local Scoop Calendar.

Monday, December 2

Mathematical Snowflakes and Ice Cream Social
at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe
Deck the halls of The Hop with mathematical snowflake making and indulge in ice cream! A portion of sales during the event will go to Asheville Initiative for Math, a non-profit dedicated to improving math literacy in the Asheville area.
More details.
More to do Monday
Tuesday, December 3
First Tuesday's Bad Hombres
at Sovereign Remedies
Check out this Mexi-Cali inspired monthly in-house pop-up featuring street tacos and tequila!
More details.
More to do Tuesday

Wednesday, December 4

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller
at The Grey Eagle
Rusted Root lead vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Michael Glabicki stops by Asheville for an intimate acoustic duo show with Dirk Miller!
Tickets and more details.

More to do Wednesday

Thursday, December 5

Repeal Day Celebration
at Capella on 9 Rooftop Bar and Lounge

Our ancestors lived in a world without alcohol, so we would never have to. Join Capella on 9 in celebration of Repeal Day for a night of spirits and celebrations. Sample limited edition bourbons, including the select Maker’s Mark Stave RC6. Hand dip unique Repeal Day ornaments, sip on Prohibition-style cocktails, enjoy small bites and enter to win Maker’s Mark prizes!
More details.

More to do Thursday

Friday, December 6

Craft Demos at Dickens in the Village
at Southern Highland Craft Guild

While waiting for the annual tree lighting, stop by the gallery to shop for holiday gifts, enjoy hot cider, cookies, and meet artist Pei Ling Becker as she makes festive origami ornaments. More refreshments and demonstrations on Saturday, December 7th; Bill and Dawn Apelian will be carving Old World Santas dressed in Victorian clothing!
More details.
More to do Friday

Saturday, December 7

In the North Carolina Spirit
with Food Connection and The Urban Gastronome
Please join us as The Urban Gastronome presents In the North Carolina Spirit - Benefit for Food Connection on Saturday, December 7th at The Workshop Lounge at The Foundry Hotel Asheville. There are no tickets for this event! Instead, your admittance is purchasing a gift for the kids at Trinity Place Shelter for Runaway Youth's giving tree (check out the gift wish list here)!

Local legend Russ Wilson and his band will be providing swing music and there will definitely be dancing. The event¬†is sponsored by these awesome businesses who will be there for the gala: Four¬†NC distillers (The Chemist,¬†Cultivated Cocktails,¬†TOPO Organic Distillery,¬†Oak City Amaretto), three¬†Breweries¬†(Hillman Beer,¬†New Belgium Brewing,¬†Wicked Weed Brewing), one¬†winery (plńďb urban winery),¬†and one craft beverage maker (Devil's Foot Beverage Co.)

The theme is:
- Red and Black Dress
- Boas and Bow Ties
(but this is Asheville, so anything goes!)
- There will be delectable food & drinks

Show your North Carolina spirit and support the greater community!
More details.

More to do Saturday

Sunday, December 8

1st Annual Banquete de Navidad
at Taco Temple
Five courses paired with five cocktails! Reservations are required.
More details.
More to do Sunday
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