When prospective NFL players want to shave precious milliseconds off their 40 yard dash, or add inches to their vertical lift, they hit the gym at Ford Sports Performance. The trainers there have spent years on the football field, and that?along with quantifiable results?has attracted at least a dozen pro football players, including some of the championship-winning Seahawks players, to the facility for training.
And while the combine prep program and off-season training regimen are designed for aspiring pros, the 10,000 square-foot facility has plenty to offer for kids and adults devoted to healthy living. Speed and agility classes for kids help develop the control, flexibility, and proper running necessary for school sports or careers modeling athletic gear. Adult classes, on the other hand, cover everything from interval-training group boot camps and body sculpting to weight loss.
Spread across 17,500 square feet of training space and a 5,000 square foot indoor turf field, CrossFit Bellevue's huge equipment cache ensures that members have the ability to challenge themselves within a safe and supportive environment. But just what kind of equipment are we talking about? Try two indoor sprint tracks, 21 regulation-size lifting platforms, ropes, rings, bars, and medicine balls. Yet with all those options, safety remains the key priority for the coaches?including former members of the armed services and competitive athletes?who monitor each student's technique to help minimize injury risk and maximize effectiveness.
These CrossFit workouts emphasize the importance of functional exercises that mirror the kinds of movements people use in everyday life, such as running, jumping, climbing, lifting, and throwing. With the help of kettlebells, free weights, sandbags, and other objects, trainers can teach people of all fitness levels how to scale the load and intensity of each exercise. It's that extra level of care and individualized attention that helps keep members feeling confident and motivated as they work toward their fitness goals.