Without a variable workout, exercise quickly becomes nothing more than a Sisyphean routine of lifting boulders, running up hills, and running away from sudden boulder avalanches. Break the cycle with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a two-week CrossFit Foundations Course at SeaCity CrossFit (an $80 value).
In eight one-hour sessions, SeaCity CrossFit’s coaches toss beginners into the calorie-burning fires of a fitness routine known for its focus on functional strength and athletic conditioning. Eschewing exercise machines for free-weight lifts that simultaneously target several muscle groups and pry open dormant third eyes, the CrossFit program emphasizes constant variation and high-intensity movements. The Foundations course aims to develop a minimum level of competence with basic CrossFit movements so that students can tackle the program's daily workouts without the fear of overdosing on medicine balls. As group sizes rarely exceed four–six, instructors can scale workouts according to each student’s abilities, ensuring that all fitness pathways remain as smooth as the abs to which they inevitably lead.
Though CrossFit’s simple-yet-effective approach demands few extraneous objects, first-time students should remember to bring a small journal, a towel, and their preferred magic talisman to class. Grunts and supportive cheers call forth the sun in morning classes that start at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and evening sessions at 7 p.m. promise to end the workday on a high of endorphins and personal bests.
Gymnastics rings dangle from the ceiling and flags dress the walls at SeaCity CrossFit, where workouts draw inspiration from Olympic sports such as weightlifting, gymnastics, cycling, and running. Here, experienced coaches stress form and posture during training sessions that incorporate strength and cardio exercises. The trainers focus on performance and skill acquisition as students use tools such as kettlebells, medicine balls, and sandbags to perform functional exercises. They’ll tailor movements to a variety of fitness levels to ensure that every participant, whether they’re pro athletes or infrequent exercisers, gets the most out of their workouts.