Nerd Fitness leader Steve Kamb coming to BAM Academy


New address for BAM Academy is 113 Industrial Blvd, C-1, Austin.

Steve Kamb will make an appearance at BAM Academy. Photo courtesy Steve Kamb
Steve Kamb will make an appearance at BAM Academy. Photo courtesy Steve Kamb

Listen up, nerds.

Steve Kamb, creator of the Nerd Fitness movement, will make an appearance from 6-10 p.m. Jan. 15 at BAM Academy, 4401 Freidrich Lane in Austin.

Even better? After he talks about how to set your own personal Epic Quest goals (think holding a plank for a minute, mastering a new instrument or giving a talk in front of a small crowd), the group will get instruction in how to use a light saber.

Then, at 11 a.m. Jan. 16, the group will reconvene on the southwest lawn of the Capitol for more light saber training, compliments of head Nerd Fitness instructor Dakao Do.

Kamb, a self-described risk-averse, indoors guy who played video games and read to forgot about his real life, started channeling super heroes and created a blog called Nerd Fitness. That blog has since evolved into online community of 300,000 people who want to improve their lives.

Now Kamb has released a book called “Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story” (Rodale Wellness, $19.99) that teaches readers to use his gaming philosophy to create superhero versions of themselves that are unafraid to live adventurously.

Kamb coaches readers to improve productivity, get fit and get happy. He also hosts annual Camp Nerd Fitness weekends, where campers go for strength training, kung fu, medieval combat, yoga and meditation, board games, karaoke, nutrition and cooking courses.

For more information about Kamb, go here. For more information about the Austin event, go here.

Both events are free. All fitness levels welcome.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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