While some do chin-ups on the pull-up bars others lift barbells and swing kettlebells overhead, while still others flip enormous tractor tires from end-to-end. It’s all part of the daily routine at CrossFit Queen Creek, where trainers change up the exercises each day to stave off boredom. The small group sizes in each class also ensures personal attention, while the functional full-body motions of the workouts ensures total body fitness.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
When an injury sidelined Jake from participating in his regular martial arts training, his restlessness took him to the Internet in search of another form of exercise. He discovered CrossFit, spent the next three months reading about it, and finally began training. His enthusiasm for the exercise was infectious. His friends wanted in.
So Jake headed to a local park with a few martial arts buddies, ready to show them the ropes. But Jake's little tribe grew too large, and park officials kicked them out. They tried practicing at a friend's garage, but once again, their ranks swelled and a concerned neighbor phoned the city. They retreated to a hidden warehouse, little more than a box, and there at last they found some room to flourish. When the tribe finally over-spilled that storage space, Jake traded up, getting a building at the corner of Kyrene and Chandler that tripled their former square-footage.
Today, Jake employs six trainers who run CrossFit's signature daily workouts six days a week. They even host a special women-only class on Sundays. They stick to the three pillars of CrossFit—Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning—but they change which specific exercises they do every day, jumbling together familiar lifts with new challenges in a way that makes people consistently sweat different colors.
Every day, the coaches at Power in Motion Crossfit put professional triathletes and senior citizens through the exact same workout. That may sound unlikely, but it speaks to a core principle of CrossFit as a fitness program. Every exercise in every Workout of the Day is scalable, meaning the entire class is performing the same movements at any one time, but the resistance, duration, or number of reps might be adjusted. The upshot of all the pushing, sweating, and self-high-fiving is a host of long-term health benefits, including increased strength, flexibility, and endurance. While CrossFit is the primary offering, Power in Motion also offers other programs such as running analysis, kids' fitness, massage therapy, and Spartan race coaching.
Tires, medicine balls, and kettlebells don’t even scratch the surface of the tools that trainers use to get athletes in shape at Ocotillo CrossFit. They divide the gym into two schools—one for men, and one for women—though athletes share a common area. Each day, trainers design a new Workout of the Day (WOD) based on principles of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. Designed to adhere to CrossFit’s dogma of varied, functional fitness, exercises may include flipping tires, running, squatting, or performing body-weight exercises.
Wrestling, weightlifting, running, MMA, soccer and swimming. Such activities have always appealed to CrossFit Solution's coaches, whose love for a good challenge naturally led them to CrossFit. In a rectangular, no-nonsense gym awash in natural light, they teach a system that's scalable to all ages and fitness levels. They make it fun by creating a few friendly competitions?such as who can do the most squats, who can sweat the most, or do the most push-ups. They also keep minds and bodies engaged by changing the workout every day. These workouts consist of functional movements performed at a high intensity?lifting, pushing, pulling, and other everyday motions that overlap with common physical activities, such as sports, work, and household chores. In addition to strengthening physiques, CrossFit Solution focuses on community involvement, and motivating clients to be the best possible version of themselves.