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.
CrossFit Metro 361's coaches actively work with exercisers to ensure they're always using proper form. Scalable CrossFit workouts?built upon the backbone of functional fitness?steer clear of treadmills and elliptical machines. Rather, the no-frills gym relies on barbells with weighted plates, dumbbells, and jump ropes. Members break a sweat while swinging kettlebells and jumping onto plyometric boxes. Classes also take them through tire flips and bozo buckets.
To the trainers at CrossFit Iron Addict, the word CrossFit means several things. It's the way they teach their students to move safely and efficiently. It's how they lead students down paths toward physical fitness, and how they reshape diets with healthy meats, veggies, and fruits. But CrossFit is also about the community, which is made up of people who support one another as they push toward their next workout goals.
Of course, CrossFit is also about the workouts themselves. The trainers constantly change the WOD, or workout of the day, switching up varied functional movements, such as swinging kettlebells or rocking medicine balls to sleep. Their high-intensity workouts can be scaled to accommodate students of all fitness levels, ensuring that everyone is equally challenged. Their schedule also includes a Barbell Club, Foundations class, and Skills class.
An experienced personal trainer, amateur bodybuilder, and former gymnast, Carrie Carmichael discovered her true calling while helping her fellow cops stay in shape. Her fitness career quickly evolved from part-time personal trainer to entrepreneur in 2008, when she opened her gym. Alongside a team of certified trainers, Carmichael now conditions clients of all fitness levels with a high-intensity style that uses functional movements and short bursts of cardio to whittle and tone bodies. The trainers safely guide students through the nine foundational CrossFit movements: squats, front squats, overhead squats, press, push press, push jerk, deadlifts, medicine-ball clean, and sumo deadlift high pull.
The trainers teach CrossFit classes in levels one and two to ensure that their clients' muscles are not overtaxed. They also shape up little ones during CrossFit kids' classes. When they're not teaching their students to toss around weighted medicine balls or deadlift a beached whale, trainers customize workouts with personal-training and yoga classes, as well as amplify results with USANA nutrition supplements.