Arm Day!

Michelle Obama's favorite workout springs into first-ever Austin studio

Michelle Obama's favorite workout springs into first Austin studio

Solidcore is coming to test Austin's fittest. Courtesy photo

Regardless of political parties, we are all united in the belief that Michelle Obama's arms are a national treasure. (But if we're not, let's not take it to the comments section, okay?) Now, locals can get one step closer to our own guns of glory when Obama's purported favorite workout opens its first Austin studio on June 1. 

A form of Pilates, Solidcore is a 50-minute workout emphasizing slow and deliberate movements using a Sweatlana machine. "By leveraging spring cables for resistance (between two and 300 pounds) and an almost glacial pace, Solidcore is a high intensity, low impact workout that will test the fittest of Austin," the company said in a release.

Guided by a coach, clients are led through a series of micro-movements to "ensure maximum time under tension." Solidcore encompasses hundreds of moves designed to keep the body guessing, resulting in a different workout each time. (Read: you're going be sore.) 

The new Austin outpost will take over a spot in the Triangle at 4601 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 506, and consist of 13 machines. Though its reputation for intensity proceeds it, Solidcore says the workouts can be adapted to suit any level of fitness.

Since its founding in 2014, Solidcore has rapidly expanded from its Washington, D.C. headquarters to more than 30 locations across the country, including Dallas. The Austin locale marks No. 33 for the fitness studio, which has plans to open 50 by the end of the year.