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Though now spread over the United States with 27 locations, Crunch gym started in a basement-level aerobics studio in New York City. Despite the humble location, the gym's founders aspired to foster a workout environment that would keep members exercising through entertainment and not shouting from drill-sergeant-like trainers. Their idea was to host fitness classes with offbeat touches, including hip-hop aerobics featuring a live rapper and coed action wrestling.
Twenty years later, Crunch gyms' fitness classes still stray from the beaten path. Body Web with TRX sessions suspend members from a pillar, where they complete gravity-defying maneuvers with help from strong resistance ropes. In Bosu Bootcamp, every exercise is completed on an apparatus that is part balance ball, part core board, and fully endorsed by circus seals nationwide.
Photos of Heads & Tails Yoga chronicle the renovations that made it possible—from its start as an empty space to its development into a bright, spacious studio with a pleasantly minimalist scheme. Students strike poses and fold their mats into giant origami cranes on the light hardwood floor, following an instructor who leads them through classes that include yoga flow and Yoga 101. The studio focuses not only on yoga’s fitness benefits but also on connecting students’ minds, bodies, and souls through mental and physical exercises including breath work and meditation. Participants with all levels of experience are invited to “Show up! Sweat! And smile!”
How do you make CrossFit's notorious workout of the day even more challenging? Well, judging from this video on CrossFit 135's website, you make students complete the squats, body presses, and other functional movements upside down.
Regardless of whether you find yourself inverted, upright, or floating in midair, you'll get an intense workout at this innovative fitness studio in Clark. And though words like "intense" sound scary, they shouldn't; CrossFit's workouts can be scaled and modified to anyone's fitness abilities.
Equipment: Star Trac Spinner Blade Ion
Students Should Bring: Bottle of water
Average Class Length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: All fitness levels welcome.