As the owners of CrossFit Union, Scott McAuliffe and Gus Mello know that variety is the key to a successful fitness regimen. That's why they offer all sorts of workout options, from punishing boot camps to yin yoga classes. Their specialty, however, will always be CrossFit's workout of the day. Alongside a team of similarly certified trainers, Gus leads students through a set of functional, intense exercises. These exercises vary constantly but may include everything from squats and pull-ups to box jumps and four-door sedan throws. Given the workouts' adaptable nature—exercisers progress with more intensity, not more weight—they can be tailored to any fitness level.
At CrossFit High Power, groups of exercisers grunt, scratch, and sweat through constantly changing workouts that include aspects of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. Across the facility's 4,500 square feet of space, instructors fuse motivation with education to help each individual blow past obstacles and obliterate personal bests. The workouts themselves are intense and are built around a wide range of functional movements that can burn off excess fat, improve athletic performance, or simply aid bodies in functioning better.
With its focus solely on functional training, CrossFit EXP doesn't believe in treadmills and butt blasters, or TVs, for that matter. The gym is bare bones and to the point. It employs the functional movements of CrossFit using rowing machines, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and other basics. That equipment is used with everyday motions, such as pushing, pulling, and lifting, which readies participants for all physical activity. It also enhances stamina, power, speed, and agility. This system is scalable to all fitness levels, so CrossFit EXP welcomes everyone, easing them into CrossFit with a beginner's Elements course.