Sandbags and tractors tires. They're not the likeliest pieces of exercise equipment, but the trainers at CrossFit Webster know using them requires functional motions. Also, hefting, hauling, and flipping such unconventional items is good fun. Functional movements, and fun, are the core of CrossFit. The system inspires students to perform functional movements at a high intensity while using basic equipment and their own body weight. Each daily workout consists of a wide variety of exercises that sculpt muscles throughout the entire body. Changing exercises each day also keeps workouts fresh while avoiding the boredom of repetition. CrossFit is a very adaptable program, too, allowing trainers to tailor routines to anyone's individual fitness level. To keep things fun and to fuel the fire of competition, CrossFit Webster's team even periodically organizes a sort of CrossFit Olympics called Garage Games.
Though CrossFit BoomTown’s owner, Chad Curtis, has been involved in fitness and athletics for half of his life—majoring in physical education, leading fitness programs for the Marine Corps, and conducting personal-training sessions—he has never been as excited about a fitness program as he is about CrossFit. He packs his gym with pull-up bars, kettlebells, and rings, and he assembled a team of fellow CrossFit-certified trainers to coach classes throughout the week. The team opens its studio to students of all ages and athletic backgrounds, guiding them through routines designed to foster strength, agility, and weight loss. After each high-intensity workout session, the instructors leave students with guidance on leading healthy lives outside the studio, from nutritional advice to encouraging them to walk up the stairs rather than renting a donkey to carry them up. In addition to CrossFit classes, the studio offers yoga and private training sessions.
No two workouts are ever the same at Iron Core CrossFit, by design. The trainers' functional-movement-oriented workouts change every day, and can be scaled by intensity and weight to match any exerciser's particular skills and fitness level which means that all fitness levels are welcome. The fitness facility also offers boot-camp programs that closely resemble CrossFit classes; the key difference between the two being a lack of weightlifting, which can, at times, act as a restraint for some participants.
No two workouts are alike at CrossFit Recourse. That's because the instructors unveil a new one each day. Typically, the daily workouts require participants to complete a series of functional exercises such as pull-ups, box jumps, and rope climbs at an intense pace. Due to the intensity, CrossFit Recourse schedules introductory On-Ramp classes to help students get up to speed, which is approximately 700 mph.
At CrossFit 315, members build powerful, healthy bodies while losing weight through exercises that vary every day. Rather than wasting time on treadmills or ellipticals, CrossFit practitioners of all ages and body types swing kettlebells, squat, and deadlift their way to health. Workouts can be scaled to the participant's ability, and each person receives one-on-one attention in Foundation classes of up to 9 students. Foundations classes focus on fundamental mechanics of squatting, olympic lifting, and body-weight exercises in intense sessions as student are cheered on by coaches and other members, as clientele and clients alike celebrate each new achievement.
The front room of CrossFit Core Fitness is packed with rowing machines, free weights, resistance bands, TRX systems, and medicine balls in bright colors. The assembly of exercise equipment aids clients in meeting their fitness goals under the guidance of personal trainers.