Visitors to Dynamis CrossFit's gym won't find treadmills or weight machines, but rows of kettlebells for hoisting, barbells for lifting, and open space for lunges, cardio, and resistance training. CrossFit coaches bypass the boring grind of elliptical work or sustained thumb twiddling, but instead challenge pupils with varying workouts based on natural, functional movement and scalable difficulty. Between the bare walls of Dynamis CrossFit, visitors can find a community of like-minded sweaters and strivers, who inspire each other in the battle against sloth with positive vibes, crunch contests, and honorary nicknames.
At Way of Life Boot Camp, fitness is seen as a way to get both slimmer and mentally stronger. Drawing on his background in martial arts, founder Forrest Folen emphasizes focus, discipline, and attention to the mind-body connection in each workout. During classes, exercisers speed through circuit-style workouts to jump-start weight loss, and can later attend nutritional counseling sessions and receive dietician-approved meal plans. Boot-camp programs strive to build a sense of community among clients, who can meet monthly for 5K runs and earn colored wristbands—similar to martial-arts belts or Green Lantern power rings—that signify students' progress in their fitness journeys.
Fit For Life Bootcamp?s seasoned instructors replace drill-sergeant screams with encouraging mantras in their one-hour indoor classes that welcome clients of all fitness levels. During sessions, trainers round out weightlifting sessions, resistance drills, and core workouts with cardio routines such as light running and obstacle courses. They switch up class routines regularly to ensure courses are never the same from day to day, leading wild-card days that incorporate hiking, crawling, and high-stakes Uno games played with 50-pound cards. In addition to bolstering workouts with nutrition guidance, trainers work to cultivate an atmosphere of positive camaraderie designed to push campers further toward their weight-loss goals.