Few fitness organizations would place as much importance on a potluck as a pushup, but Friends in Motion is different. Instead of creating weight-loss programs that consist of strict drills and dieting, the staff designs plans that are built on a foundation of support and social interactions. Though it might seem cliché, the effectiveness is no joke. Team members bond with their teammates during interactive classes and outdoor team-building activities, increasing the chances that they'll return for more calorie-burning workouts.
We offer 26 exercise classes per week. Each class is approximately one hour in duration. Combining cardio and strength. The cardio portion is about 35 minutes of dance based aerobics followed by strength training working all muscle groups using weights, resistance tubes and stability balls
With its focus solely on functional training, CrossFit EXP doesn't believe in treadmills and butt blasters, or TVs, for that matter. The gym is bare bones and to the point. It employs the functional movements of CrossFit using rowing machines, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and other basics. That equipment is used with everyday motions, such as pushing, pulling, and lifting, which readies participants for all physical activity. It also enhances stamina, power, speed, and agility. This system is scalable to all fitness levels, so CrossFit EXP welcomes everyone, easing them into CrossFit with a beginner's Elements course.
Studio owner Amanda Freel's passion for Pilates began in 2005, when she herself was still a student. It only took a few years for her to make the switch from Pilates student to Pilates instructor, falling so in love with the practice that she earned Pilates mat, apparatus, and Reformer certifications. To round out her fitness curriculum, Amanda incorporates Zumba's dance-infused workout into her routine, as well as the TRX Suspension Training program, which she is now certified to teach. With help from her team of yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, and TRX instructors, Amanda hosts small group classes designed to help patrons of all fitness levels develop the ability to climb a mountain while touching their toes the whole way up.
With years of martial-arts training and extensive fitness industry experience under her belt, April D'Allessandro-Andrews joins with a staff of fellow certified trainers to conduct high-intensity CrossFit workouts. Her intimate, no-frills studio echoes with the panting and groaning of students performing pushups, chin-ups, box jumps, and other functional exercises.