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.
The team of trainers and nutritional specialists at Accelerate shape up bulk builders and pound shredders with a systematic regimen focusing on physical fitness, psychological well-being, and nutrition. During the introductory consultation, clients discuss and set training goals with a wellness coach before undergoing a functional-movement screening to discover any muscular imbalances and vestigial extra thumbs. Six training sessions blend the fruits of the consultation and screening into a four-week workout smoothie adapted to each trainee's goals. Sessions are semiprivate, accommodating up to three comrades in arms, legs, and cores. Participants also receive a 30-day meal plan designed by a registered dietitian to fuel challenged physiques with essential nutrients and energizing formulas.
Barbells. Bumper plates. Wall-mounted pull-up rigs. Push sleds. Rowers. These are the tools Riverbend CrossFit instructors use to get their clients in peak physical condition. Each tool requires high-intensity functional movements, such as lifting or pushing, that ready charges for all manner of physical activity and also enhance strength, speed, and agility. The scalable system is designed to suit everyone, and the gym's certified trainers start out beginners with a prep course that instills CrossFit's fundamentals before unleashing them onto the full-blown course.
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.
Certified in CrossFit, Strongman, and Olympic lifting, experienced owner Andrew Essig leads the team at CrossFit Gambit. Together they teach the CrossFit system to enhance all 10 fitness factors, including endurance, strength, speed, and agility. Through intense exercises that employ functional movements while using a variety of weights and tools, instructors prep their charges for every kind of physical activity—from sports to work-related activities to daily chores, such as hammer throwing an empty gallon of milk into the recycling bin. They keep everyone engaged through positive reinforcement and team spirit, and they change up routines daily to avoid the drag of repetition.