SHED Fitness: Can You Dig It?


“Tougher than a lion, Ain’t no need in tryin.”

Yup, you know this.


I like to consider myself pretty hardcore. Two-a-days, heavy lifting, obstacle courses, I’m always down. So, I was pleasantly surprised when SHED Fitness, one of Memphis’ newest studios, gave me a serious challenge.

Similar to my first love, Barry’s Bootcamp, each day of the week focuses on a different muscle group. Since the studio opened, I’ve tried Tuesday’s “lower body” class and Wednesday’s “arms & abs” class, which were great. But, it was their signature class “Shredder” held on Thursdays that had me in full beast mode. Just the mention of the word “shredder” makes me think of the Incredible Hulk. From outdoor sandbag sprints to working the core with pikes using the row machine, you are guaranteed to feel some soreness in your muscles the next day.

The workout is split into five to six stations where you do 45 – 50 seconds of activity with short breaks, which goes by fast. Sometimes, when I finally got myself situated with proper form, the timer went off, and I had to move to the next station. While I truly believe you can make it through whatever you put your mind to, I would recommend this workout for someone who has a basic knowledge of circuit training.

Are you ready to take your training up a notch? Check out my review below and let me know if you are ready to take on SHED.

The Workout: SHED Fitness


Sweat Level
💦💦💦💦 of 5

Gear Needed?
Bring a towel and plenty of water.

Studio Vibe
Top 40 hits and rap music will get your through this tough workout.

Who to Bring?
Your friend who thrives off a challenge

Would You Double Tap That?
Yes! You have to at least try both, the full-body and shredder workout days.

#FinesseTip: You can do it! Go at your own pace. This is workout is a serious challenge, but it is all mind over matter.