Throughout the week, Knockout CrossFit’s 14,000-square-foot facility is outfitted with heavy bags, padded floors, and a raised boxing ring, and abuzz with the clatter of weights and kettlebells and the raspy chorus of patrons striving intensely toward fitness goals. For more than a decade the staff has trained fighters in martial art styles such as Brazilian jiujitsu, while a crew of instructors certified by CrossFit leads adults of all levels of fitness through CrossFit classes and boot-camp sessions. After helping groups loosen up with stretching exercise, CrossFit instructors lead students through the system's signature workout of the day, an ever-changing exercise that is scaled to each participant's fitness level.
Their hardcore cardio classes boost heart rates and core strength with a regimen dedicated to increasing both power and agility, and their kickboxing classes blend moves from MMA, karate, boxing, and muay thai that help exercisers hone speed, burn calories, tone muscles, and increase flexibility while simultaneously bolstering confidence. MMA classes add to these techniques by adding standup attacks, takedowns, and submissions. The trainers also help youth bolster speed, conditioning, and techniques in an athletic program. In lieu of monotonous cardio machines, each course works with the facility’s abundance of ropes, rings, free weights, and kettlebells, and the open floor leaves ample space for running, jumping, and gesturing how big you want your muscles to be.
Helmed by personal trainer Marquis Wright and certified nutritionist Tonya Khan-Wright, CrossFit Sponsored by Sculpting Results LLC takes a multipronged approach to well-being. At their fitness studio, the team hosts CrossFit classes, personal training sessions, and nutritional consultations, instilling their clientele with the mindset that fitness is equal parts exercise and healthy eating.
The CrossFit-certified coaches at CrossFit 946 want their clients to get in the best shape of their lives while having fun. Each group class is more like a sports team, with coaches and participants working together to achieve their personal fitness goals during the Workout of the Day. The coaches motivate and inspire members to push themselves to see better results, which include fat loss and lean-muscle gain.
Trainer Mario Miller sees health as an all-encompassing part of life. As owner of One Three Fitness Training, he largely emphasizes physical exercise as the main avenue to wellness, leading personal-training sessions, boot camps, and other small-group fitness sessions. But Mario also recognizes nutrition as an inextricable aspect of health; that's why he helps his clients devise nutritious meal plans.
The first time Michael Clarke attended a CrossFit class, he was outshined by a 60-year-old woman. A law-enforcement professional and no stranger to physical activity, Michael was immediately humbled by the feats of strength and cardiovascular endurance performed by the students and trainers of the class. He began attending CrossFit classes regularly to improve, dropping 70 pounds within the following eight months.
Today, Michael is a certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer with his own CrossFit gym and sports-training facility—CrossFit Oconee. Amid the 5,000-square-foot facility's padded turf floors and shelves of functional equipment, Michael and his staff of certified instructors conduct energetic CrossFit classes and training sessions. They guide students through functional exercises akin to everyday movements, such as squats that mirror rising from a seated position or pull-ups that mirror peeking into your neighbor's window to see who has the bigger television. The trainers welcome students of all ages and abilities, scaling their workouts to accommodate varying levels of fitness and restrictive issues.
Unit 2 Fitness is a locally owned fitness martial arts gym located in midtown Atlanta, GA. Unit 2 was founded by a small group of martial artists and professional fighters. Like many of you we loathed corporate big box gyms. We wanted something for people that wanted hard core fitness and demanded results.