At Steel Plate Crossfit, the client's fitness goals reign supreme?whatever they may be. That's why instructors stock the facility with a diverse assortment of workout equipment including barbells, medicine balls, rings, and boxes, catering to the needs of exercisers of any age or fitness level so long as they're willing to work hard and never ask where the sitting machine is. In addition to providing personal instruction, the coaches here also lead CrossFit classes, correcting techniques and supplying encouragement while clients sweat through ever-changing workouts that may draw inspiration from metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, and weightlifting. Whatever the Workout of the Day, every exercise performed is scalable?meaning everyone from senior citizens to elite athletes can expect to see improvements as a result of their commitment.
The Greek word "agon" refers to a struggle of the mind, body, and soul. But any struggle at CrossFit Agon is a positive one?geared toward taking the sometimes tough steps to transform lifestyles and improve health. And it's no coincidence that agon calls to mind a Spartan experience, given CrossFit's commitment to functional fitness. Grant Jarzynka, the owner and Level 1 CrossFit trainer, eschews treadmills and ThighMasters for kettlebells, barbells, gymnastics rings, and pull-up bars. Each exercise is easily tailored by adjusting the weight for dead lifts or the height of a plyometric box. With so many fitness choices, including flipping tires and climbing ropes, Grant creates a new workout each day, keeping both clients? minds and muscles guessing.
CrossFit CWE's trainers ask exercisers for just three months. Be it weight loss, a boost in endurance, or increased power, the team is confident that just three months of workout time will yield the results students are hoping for, and probably then some. In the meantime, the crew leads exercisers through functional workouts that help clients develop a broad base of fitness. With each visit to the gym, exercisers enjoy a fun and supportive?but also challenging?atmosphere alongside their fellow classmates. The Workout of the Day?a regimen of exercises that changes with every visit?might incorporate Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, or three-way thumb wars on a given day, all designed to chisel physiques and improve overall health.
Certified in CrossFit, Strongman, and Olympic lifting, experienced owner Andrew Essig leads the team at CrossFit Gambit. Together they teach the CrossFit system to enhance all 10 fitness factors, including endurance, strength, speed, and agility. Through intense exercises that employ functional movements while using a variety of weights and tools, instructors prep their charges for every kind of physical activity—from sports to work-related activities to daily chores, such as hammer throwing an empty gallon of milk into the recycling bin. They keep everyone engaged through positive reinforcement and team spirit, and they change up routines daily to avoid the drag of repetition.
Equipment: Again Faster pull-up rig, Rogue bumper plates,
Students should bring: Water bottle
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come prepared to work hard and have fun.
The team of certified trainers at CrossFit 314 comes from a wide range of experiences and training, from firefighters to Ironman competitors. These hardened athletes now share their training regimens with willing clients, keeping minds and bodies fully engaged with CrossFit's ever-changing Workouts of the Day. These exercises build strength, flexibility, and overall good health by incorporating everything from weightlifting and gymnastics to varied resistance training.