Regular strength training can render humans capable of superhuman feats of strength, preparing them for careers as keg catapults or truckless tow-trucks. Ready your body for a more vigorous vocation with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one month of unlimited fitness classes at CrossFit Bloomfield in Bloomfield Hills (up to a $150 value).
CrossFit whips bodies into shape with conditioning classes that combine cardio, gymnastics, and weightlifting to help solidify cushy cores. The one-month pass grants unlimited access to 3- to 15-student group sessions that vary day to day to help increase endurance and strengthen fatigued muscles that have grown accustomed to years of competitive napping. The program begins with a complimentary fitness assessment, during which Coach Jordan Levin and his team map out each student's current abilities and lay a path to help them reach their body-gilding goals. Tortoise-like trainees will emerge from newly fortified shells with the tools necessary to outrun harried hares and rearrange furniture with ease.
Born deaf and three months premature, Jordan Levin didn't hit the ground running. He had to work at it. After teaching himself to talk and read lips, he knew he could scamper toward any goal he chose. Now, this certified personal trainer and his wife, Hillary, propel others toward pride and achievement at their gym, CrossFit Bloomfield. During group workouts filled with weightlifting drills and gymnastics moves, clients morph into teammates who cheer one another toward personal bests. Cardio challenges such as rowing and running raise heart rates to increase endurance, and bodyweight exercises such as burpees and pull-ups build cores as stable as a barium isotope after years of psychotherapy. In addition to scaling the workouts to a variety of fitness levels, the Levins tailor programs to the needs of kids, first responders, and exercisers who are overweight or disabled. Clients can zero in on their goals in personal training sessions, in which a certified coach helps them hone their form and hurdle any obstacles hindering their success.