Within CrossFit MettleWorks, wooden crates and ropes are neither junk nor decoration, they’re part of the workout. Classes make use of everyday objects to challenge guests with full-body functional exercises that change every day. The coaches at CrossFit MettleWorks pride themselves on creating a community of like-minded guests who are passionate about fitness.
A lifelong wrestler and athlete, Jordan Stump founded CrossFit Farmingdale to share the techniques that keep him in top shape with a new crop of fitness seekers. Despite his competitive background, you're more likely to find him with a tractor tire around his neck than a gold medal, sweating alongside his students in his fully equipped gym. In addition to the ever-mutating CrossFit workout, he also teaches kettlebell classes, endurance training, and soft tissue and mobility classes.
Brick walls, Olympic rings suspended from chains, and gigantic tires are the only decorations that CrossFit Smithtown needs. Part of the no-frills CrossFit movement, the gym welcomes guests of all fitness levels to participate in its workouts, which change each day to continually challenge the body. Coaches lead their students through exercises that typically require either barbells or body weight—burpees, pull-ups, squats, and box jumps are but a few examples. And though the routines are meant to be intense, they are also scalable, meaning that beginners and advanced pupils can work out side by side in the same class. This sort of diversity is common, as the propelling force behind all classes is a strong sense of community.
In addition to motivation, equipment, and space, CrossFit Cobalt's co-owners bring a heaping helping of expertise to the table. Beth Hein lends her insights as a doctor of physical therapy, certified strength-and-conditioning specialist, and reiki master. David Montalbano draws on his degree in kinesiology and exercise science, as well as training in lifting. Together, they create changing regimens that get clients strong while keeping them healthy.
Islip CrossFit reveals CrossFit's intense workout of the day seven days a week. Each workout more or less consists of functional movements, such as pulling and pushing, which we all do after we drive a car into a pond. To help exercisers along the way, the studio's coaches offer words of support and schedule introductory On-Ramp classes.
At CrossFit Centereach, members won't spend countless hours on a treadmill parked in front of flat screens. Instead, they will challenge their minds and bodies with high-intensity exercises built around gymnastics and strength conditioning. As participants build powerful muscles and burn fat through running, jumping, and weightlifting, they forge a solid bond and community with their fellow gym mates.