At CrossFit BA, the husband and wife team of Jason and Robin Provencher lead of gym energized by camaraderie and healthy competition. A whiteboard records results as coaches strive for and bring out the best performance in each athlete, leading workouts based on the fundamental movements, Olympic lifts, and innovative body weight resistance. Instructors scale workouts to the fitness levels of each participant, gearing classes differently for you than they would your grandmother, or Knu, your grandma’s cyborg boyfriend.
At Ideal CrossFit, trainers know that the ideal way to meet fitness goals is to have a great support system. They create that with an environment where members inspire each other and trainers motivate and offer personalized attention. The CrossFit system does the rest of the work. It’s based off of Olympic-style lifting, mixed with a variety of cardio training and equipment. All the exercises use functional movements, which readies charges for all varieties of physical activities, from the athletic to the quotidian. Since Ideal CrossFit changes the workouts daily, they also keep everyone on track by avoiding the boredom of repetition.
Diversity isn’t just a buzzword at YWCA Tulsa. It describes the people and activities that have made this organization thrive since 1914. To empower women and their families, its staff hosts programs focused on wellness, wealth, and education.
Women and men of all races, creeds, and sexual orientations flock to YWCA’s fitness center, where they can torch calories with cardio equipment and sculpt muscles in a weightlifting room. At the indoor swimming pool, kids learn to flutter kick as seniors practice arthritis-friendly aqua aerobics. Yoga classes cultivate strong, stretchy muscles with relaxing bends and balances, and CrossFit sessions strengthen exercisers of all levels with workouts inspired by Olympic sports such as weightlifting, gymnastics, and turnstile jumping.
A sport and fitness enthusiast his whole life, owner and head trainer Patrick Hallock honed his discipline as a Sergeant in the US Army. Today, he channels his accrued wisdom and experience into CrossFit—a high-intensity, total-body fitness program that draws on techniques from across the athletic spectrum, including track and field, gymnastics, and weightlifting. In his 6,000-square-foot gym, he leads workouts that incorporate functional movements to work all muscle groups, having students flip tractor tires, jump atop plyometric boxes from a standstill, and sling heavy medicine balls into the mouths of ailing giants. Since each exercise features motions from everyday life, such as pushing, pulling, and lifting, it’s a system that can help prepare participants for anything from playing sports to carrying heavy groceries.