More people than ever are living sedentary lifestyles: waking up in their racecar beds, driving to work in their racecars, sitting for eight hours in the passenger seats of experimental racecars as men in lab coats slam them into concrete walls, and then driving home again. Race to fitness with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a one-month unlimited CrossFit membership to CrossFit Blueprint in Doral (a $145 value).
The certified trainers at CrossFit Blueprint lead students in brawn-building sessions that safely develop form and technique in CrossFit's versatile blend of lifting and calisthenics. During a free initial 101 class, new students build a vocabulary of basic and advanced movements including squats and dead lifts, moving on to Olympic lifts and human-pyramid lifts. Pumped-up pupils of all skill levels can scale the routines to fit their abilities and build strength without injury.
Once gym-goers have graduated, one-hour CrossFit classes scheduled six days a week assemble ever-changing, ever-challenging routines of lifting weights, swinging kettlebells, and climbing ropes to strengthen and condition blossoming muscle bouquets. The spartan studio cuts all distractions, giving instructors room to focus on helping clients achieve goals that range from more muscular body composition to more disciplined outlooks to better understandings of how dumbbells differ from dinosaur bones.
Jorge Perez lay on the gym floor, panting heavily and in a state of disbelief. He had years of athletic-training experience and certifications under his belt, but after one CrossFit workout, he felt like a train had hit him. Impressed by the innovative program and determined to improve as an athlete, Jorge continued on to perform countless CrossFit workouts after leaving the gym that day, eventually earning his certification as a CrossFit level-one trainer.
Jorge Perez now shares the CrossFit training methodology with students of all fitness levels at his own studio—BluePrint CrossFit - Doral. Towering ceilings loom over an expansive floor of free weights, pull-up bars, and resistance bands, where Coach J and his staff of fellow certified coaches lead high-intensity CrossFit and bootcamp workouts. Committed to encouraging healthy lifestyles outside the gym, they conduct free nutritional seminars and share healthy recipes to demonstrate proper eating habits and how to get a restraining order against Twinkies.