"Get in shape" hovers near the top of many New Year's resolution lists, right next to "deal with raccoon infestation" and "figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV." Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a 12-class punch card (a $120 value) at CrossFit Greensboro. Today's deal is only valid at the Norwalk Street location.
Led by a well-toned team of Level 1–certified CrossFit instructors, CrossFit Greensboro squats, presses, and pulls its customers to challenge them to reach new heights of physical and mental wellness. By melding aspects of Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, powerlifting, and track and field with simple dieting principles and regular viewings of the training sequence from Full Metal Jacket, CrossFit presents a fitness system focused on improving cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, speed, and overall motivation. Daily workouts of varying length and intensity are held in the gym's spacious facilities, which include 1,000 square feet of Olympic lifting platforms, 10 sets of gymnastics rings, pull-up bars for 20 people, and kettlebells weighing up to 72 pounds.
With no contracts, CrossFit Greensboro is a results-oriented gym that seeks motivated customers hoping to meet old and new athletic goals as well as improve their appearance. Morning and early-evening classes are offered each day of the week, although first-timers of any experience level are required to attend an introductory foundation class to learn basic CrossFit movements, such as squats, dead lifts, and high-intensity jazz hands.
Certified CrossFit coaches help clients get into better shape through exercises based in functional movements, as well as encouraging a healthy diet that eliminates sugar and minimizes starch. Workouts include a mix-and-match of power lifts, pull-ups, push-ups, rope climbs, and jumps. Coaches maximize results by using giant tires, sand bags, and other devices that keep muscles on their toes.