With its emphasis on varied, intense workouts and personal attention, a CrossFit program demands a certain type of trainer. If anyone's up to the challenge, it's Dave Appel, named one of Austin's ten fittest people by Austin Fit, and his team, runner-up in the publications Best CrossFit Studio 2013. Together, they lead athletes of all fitness levels through a variety of classes, including CrossFit and other sessions focused on mobility, endurance, and cycling.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
FIT Austin's trainers specialize in teaching classes on the TRX suspension system, which uses the student's own bodyweight to generate resistance. Instead of attempting to build bulky muscles, these workouts instead take a more balanced approach that helps attendees of all fitness levels strengthen their cores and limbs, increase their range of motion, and become more resistant to athletic injuries. When using one of the gym's 20 TRX stations or 11 Rip Trainer stations as part of a group class or personal-training session, students will learn how to use controlled, functional movements to engage the core and utilize muscles that are hard to target with a traditional weight training workout or a workout where all the weights have been replaced with lazy cats.