It's hard to predict what will catch the eye first at CrossFit Westchester: the bright neon green columns or the students performing burpees on the floor. Though the exercisers hail from different backgrounds, their WOD—workout of the day—consists of the same movements, scaled to accommodate their individual fitness levels. At the class's head, a certified CrossFit trainer monitors the group's form and times their reps, injecting a healthy dose of competition into the proceedings without scheduling breaks for games of Connect Four.
CrossFit workouts blend weightlifting, calisthenics, and gymnastics-inspired techniques, all of which translate to real-life actions. Owner and CrossFit competitor Chris Guerrero embraces the model's flexibility—he welcomes newcomers to try the same regimen as a top athlete, so long as the loads are adjusted. He even hosts classes for kids in the 3,100-square-foot space, encouraging them to run, jump, and climb during lessons that bolster athleticism and confidence in all body types.
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