A little motivation can go a long way, like when King Kong climbed the Empire State Building as New York City cheered him on. Reach new heights with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for a two-hour 5K obstacle-course training session and one timed run (a $60 value)
- $45 for a two-hour 5K obstacle-course training session and three timed runs (a $100 value)
Instructors train students on each obstacle, having them run the full, military-style obstacle course, including warm-ups, 50 minutes of instruction and practice, and 45 minutes of running the course all the way through. After the initial class, trainers welcome students back up to two more times to run the course again.
Students choose from classes that are held every Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m., and on Saturdays at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12 p.m. between June 28 and November 2.
Andres Schwartz, a US Navy SEAL veteran, casts a bemused gaze at a group of accountants, stay-at-home moms, and pharmaceutical reps as they scramble, sweat pouring into their eyes, over the military-style obstacle course that runs through his gym. He follows them to "The Beast"—an impossibly monstrous pull-up contraption where groups grapple with monkey bars, hoist themselves on rings, and shoulder weights at four squat racks. His unblinking gaze cants toward the ceiling watching a pupil's white-knuckled hand cling to the 12-foot climbing wall, before he turns toward the layered bars of "The Weaver"—a part of the obstacle course's outdoor component. He strolls, arms behind his back, over to a group whose neck tendons strain in unison as they heave against medicine balls, ropes, and kettlebells, the last step in the grueling circuit.
By amassing these functional training fixtures, Andres and his team of trainers prep guests to punch through life's everyday roadblocks. FTX stands for 'Final/Field Training Exercise', and makes up the drills that ensure military personnel are ready for an upcoming mission. FTX CrossFit, brings that concept to the gym, challenging exercisers to complete realistic, if somewhat exaggerated, physical challenges without cheating or cloning a stunt double. The gym's trainers demonstrate CrossFit's signature blend of gymnastics maneuvers, Olympic weightlifts, and bodyweight exercises during classes for both adults and children.