Equipment: Pilates balls, light hand weights
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Inside Gentry's MMA & Fitness, clients burn through fat in a myriad of fitness classes as martial arts practitioners roll on mats while working on their techniques. They offer GFX classes, which take a two-phase approach to fitness, first focusing on core training, stabilization, and toning to help build endurance while shedding pounds, then moving on to the second phase that aims to build strength and muscle power. Their expert trainers also teach both children and adults, helping students at every level of fitness learn to defend themselves and get fit. In kids classes, instructors focus on equipping youngsters with the tools to defend themselves against bullies as well as developing self-confidence and discipline. During adult classes ? jiu jitsu, muay thai, and MMA ? they help clients develop correct striking, kicking, and punching bag high-fiving techniques.
The trainers at CrossFit 30518 are only interested in the complete fitness package. That's why they've chosen CrossFit. Its series of constantly varied functional movements, when performed at a high intensity, enhances competence in all 10 physical domains—cardio, stamina, strength, and flexibility included. By inspiring their charges to sprint, push weighted sleds, and jump on and off ploymetric boxes, they prepare them for all physical activities.
Power, speed, and coordination are also bolstered during workouts that change daily. The trainers vary the workouts to keep routines from becoming stale while bettering agility, balance, and accuracy. The combination of mastering functional movements and strengthening the 10 physical domain means their charges can take on all sports, work, and daily physical activities.
Led by champion power lifter and head coach Caleb Williams, CrossFit Gwinnett's staff helps small groups sweat their way through a different Workout of the Day (WOD) every day. In varying these routines, CrossFit classes manage to fend off the tedium associated with endless hours on the treadmill or boring gym circuits. High-intensity sessions incorporate a wide range of disciplines including weightlifting, running, and even rowing. Much like a fight over who gets the last turkey at a family Thanksgiving, these sessions mix camaraderie and competition. As they encourage each other, students form bonds that help them stay motivated and achieve their fitness goals.
South Hall CrossFit’s coaches prepare their charges for every kind of physical activity they might engage in. To ensure holistic fitness, they teach a system of functional-movement exercises, including pushing, lifting, pulling, and running. Those actions combined with strength and cardio training—as well as equipment such as weighted sleds and medicine balls—enhance speed, agility, and power. To avoid boring students and their muscles with repetitive exercises, the instructors also change the routines each session to execute truly challenging full-body workouts.
At G.A.T.A CrossFit, trainers teach their charges to master functional-movement exercises that work out all muscle groups in a single session. They use conventional and unconventional exercises such as lifting weights, swinging kettlebells, and flipping tractor tires from end to end, as well as gymnastics rings and row machines. To keep everyone motivated, they avoid the boredom of repetition by changing up the workout each day, and use positive reinforcement to keep everyone on course to achieving their goals. As believers in overall fitness, they also promote the inclusion of a healthy diet.