At CrossFit Tolerance, the gym's name is scrawled in big red lettering on one of the facility's bright blue walls. It drives home the importance of the word "tolerance," to this community, which means several things to the trainers and exercisers who call this gym a second home. For one, CrossFit Tolerance isn't a gym that has issues with anyone who not being fit enough or old or young enough to use their equipment. Here, the inclusive atmosphere is a key to success that encourages everyone to work toward the best fitness of their lives, regardless of their starting point. Inside these walls, tolerance is also about accepting soreness, physical exertion, and the feel-good burn that comes with finishing a tough rowing machine session or holding a rival's unblinking stare. The gym's coaching staff also works hard to prevent injury in their client, helping beginners get acclimated and watching each exerciser to make sure they use correct technique.
Feeding off of the positive energy of other boot campers and experienced instructors, you'll be encouraged to power through each 45-minute session of intense cardio, kettlebell, and resistance training like a pro. CrossFit's any-skill-level workouts burn fat, increase flexibility and strength, and build confidence, pushing bodies to the edge of Fitness Mountain. During the course of the four-week session, you should expect to run, walk, workout with partners, complete targeted drills and resistance-training exercises, and more, all with a willingness to work hard. After completing 12 classes of CrossFit boot camp and collecting a small sweat sample in a jar as proof of exertion, students are eligible to register for the more intensive CrossFit Main class.
Rather than having members continually saddle ellipticals and stare at plasma TV screens, Fitt 101 keeps bodies and minds engaged with a versatile regimen of cross-training, CrossFit, boxing, and cycling. Fitness experts guide newcomers through the 5,200-square-foot facility, building workout routines based on each client's specific needs. Trainees hoist barbells, toss medicine balls, leap on plyo boxes, and stretch resistance bands, burning fat while building lean, strong muscle.
At CrossFit Seekonk, instructors spur groups of students through intense, ever-changing rounds of CrossFit. The facility breaks beginners in slowly, allowing them to advance through different workout levels at their own pace. Typically, classes begin with a thorough warm-up, followed by a high-energy Workout of the Day (WOD) built around a variety of functional movements. Many of those movements utilize the facility's equipment, which includes climbing ropes, rings, and plenty of weights.
Each day, the coaches at CrossFit Banana's warehouse-like training facility lead groups through CrossFit's intense workout of the day. Workouts are a daily changing series of functional exercises such as pull-ups, squats, and pushups. Due to the exercises' functional nature, each workout can be scaled for beginners and Incredible Hulks alike, which combined with the support from fellow exercisers helps make weight-loss efforts and fitness goals more manageable.
For a gym, Red Island CrossFit has a curious lack of weights and other recognizable equipment. That's because it specializes in CrossFit, an intense daily workout that relies on functional bodyweight exercises such as pull-ups, pushups, and plyometrics. Exercisers looking to bulk up even more can sign up for the facility's Strongman training, which uses tires and atlas stones in lieu of dumbbells, while its Olympic lifting program can help national-anthem enthusiasts find a constructive outlet for their pastime.