In their spacious, bare-bones gym known as “The Box,” Crossfit Battle Ready’s trainers prep students for all of life’s physical activities—work, play, and sport, as well as ordinary daily activities. They do that through a combination of functional movement exercises and cross-training techniques that borrows from Olympic lifting, track and field, and cardio conditioning. While it’s a fast-paced, intense system, its structure allows them to scale it to all fitness levels, opening CrossFit to all ages and experience.
Equipment: Dumbbells, barbells, medicine balls, kettlebells, TRX bands, and Bosu
Students should bring: A water bottle, workout clothing, and a positive attitude.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Your goals and fitness level guide our fitness sessions. Please be open and honest about your goals.
After graduating from Northwestern University Dental School and serving a stint as a dentist in the Navy, Dr. Richard S. Ligon returned to his native Colorado to open his eponymous practice. There, he and his staff schedule an array of general and family dentistry services, including dentures, implants, and crowns, which Dr. Ligon can set in one visit instead of two. To entertain patients during their appointments, the office has installed TVs in the ceiling.
Dribbling dynamo Darren Pitzner leads all clinics and fills sessions with more positive reinforcement than the entire Congratulations section of Hallmark. Expect to get an earful of positive music, motivational speeches, and ethic-enforcing instruction during the practices. Fast-paced drills are organized to whip benchwarmers into big shots and big shots into humungous successes with a variety of game-speed stations (each is 3 to 7 minutes long).
Doctor of Chiropractic Greg D. Bond knows better than most that aches and conditions such as fibromyalgia can make it difficult to move. Prior to attending Texas Chiropractic College, he was a nationally certified personal trainer for nearly a decade. Nowadays at his clinic, Bond Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, his knowledge of the human body results in pain relief for his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Bond is a board-certified acupuncturist and physiotherapist and a co-founder of the Northern Colorado Fibromyalgia Center.