Helping a friend move. Spryly climbing stairs. Jogging with the dog. The team at CrossFit Anax believes physical fitness is all about increasing your day-to-day functionality. So, they lead a daily-changing regimen of CrossFit classes that focus on workouts to strengthen everyday movements, such as running, lifting, pushing, and waving away pollsters on the street. Instead of overseeing armadas of elliptical machines or treadmills, they engage patrons in games of toss with medicine balls and send them sprinting, heaving kettlebells, and dropping for push-ups. They mix up activities each session to stave off the boredom of repetition, keeping everyone involved and meeting their fitness goals. CrossFit Anax’s trainers know, though, that total body fitness is only possible with a nutritious diet, so they also educate their monthly members and guide them to better eating habits with monthly check-ins.