At CrossFit MetroEast, certified CrossFit coaches design different workouts each day, which blend exercises from various fitness disciplines such as gymnastics, weightlifting, plyometrics, cardio, and strength training. Athletes may be tasked with lifting weights, running, or rowing, or working out with equipment such as ropes, tires, and kettlebells.
The family gym focuses on building children's strength and discipline, encouraging bone density, growth, balance and coordination through CFC Kids classes for ages 3 to 15. One of the most exhilarating parts of visiting CrossFit Collinsville is the mystery that accompanies each day's workouts. The trainers specializing in creating generalized fitness routines out of exercises adaptable to any skill level or age. Depending on the day, workouts could include flipping tires, performing gymnastics on hanging rings, or running outside. No matter the workouts, the emphasis remains on building strength for any challenge, as well as creating a community of like-minded athletes to offer encouragement for both kids and adults.
At J5 CrossFit, owner Jordan Unfried and a team of dedicated, certified CrossFit coaches motivate students to build strong, healthy bodies through intense exercise regimens based on functional movements. Rather than waste time on a treadmill parked in front of a flat-screen TV, CrossFit athletes tackle a wide range of strength, conditioning, and gymnastic workouts, incorporating moves such as hoisting barbells, leaping onto boxes, and exercising on iron rings.
Seven days a week, the 1,500-foot facility that is CrossFit 618 gets people moving with workouts of the day and with motivation from personal trainers who lead classes. Their varied, high-intensity workouts help tone bodies while shedding fat, using functional muscle building to take the strain out of everyday movements that might otherwise cause injury. At the end of the day, each workout is intended to help anyone in the community get more fit and the team is there to provide support along each person's evolution.
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.