For proof that CrossFit 440's classes can make dramatic changes, you just need to glance over the instructor bios. There, you'll find seasoned fitness experts like Ben Parks, who had been a full-time trainer for years before discovering CrossFit in 2009. But you'll also read the story of Jamie Marino, who had never considered herself an athlete when she walked into a class in 2010. Flash forward to today, and she's leading others down their own healthier paths as a certified trainer at CrossFit 440.
Whoever leads the day's session, exercisers arrive at CrossFit 440 to find the same thing: a conditioning program designed to build stronger, faster, and more powerful physiques. The route to that goal travels through several areas, from gymnastics to weightlifting, and students never quite know what to expect thanks to the ever-changing WOD?workout of the day. The instructors also offer a special On-Ramp program for beginners, as well as weightlifting classes that can maximize a person's strength and ability to lift giant strongman trophies over their heads.
Elevated Fitness doesn't want anything to stand in the way of its members working out. So the gym offers 24/7 access to its state-of-the art equipment and locker rooms. There are numerous other exercise options, too.
The experienced staff leads group fitness classes, such as cycling, TRX, kettlebell, pole, and Zumba, as well as more unique classes, such as Buti, which combines yoga, plyometrics, and tribal dance. Elevated Fitness also partners with Prescription Fitness to offer personal-training services and ensure nothing interferes with guests' fitness goals by customizing programs to their time frames and budgets.
Regardless of what fitness options they choose, an onsite kids' club staffed by childcare specialists allows parents to work out without having to find a babysitter or use their children as free weights.
For many moms, taking an hour out of their day to do anything for themselves can be a feat. But moms who are heading to Baby Boot Camp Cleveland don't need to find a regular babysitter; these stroller workouts require moms to bring along their little ones. During each 60-minute workout, instructors lead moms in movements geared to strengthen and tone, burn fat, and improve flexibility and endurance. Workouts are designed to challenge all fitness levels, with lower-intensity options for each exercise. Meanwhile, the music and movement stimulates kids, keeping them entertained so they don't have to resort to balancing mama's checkbook. The boot camp also sponsors pregnancy workouts and mom-and-tot playdates.
Equipment: Title Boxing, Precor, Nike, Under Armour, 40 heavy bags and 1 speed bag
Students should bring: Driver's license (ID), water (we do have a water fountain)
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come dressed in fitness apparel.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across more than 20 states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people?s innate desire to punch something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations offer cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
PLX Fit Club's trainers try to cater to every kind of exerciser. Those more motivated by a group setting gather at the studio's wood-floored loft space, finding a diverse menu of classes from yoga and tabata to kettlebell classes and contact kickboxing. Traditional gym accoutrements can also be enjoyed, including strength and cardio machines that members can use as they see fit. To keep even individual workouts interesting, trainers cook up and post a Workout of the Day for anyone to follow.