Chris Harrison looked around at the people he knew and loved, and he didn't like the unhealthy bodies and lifestyles he saw. So, he made it his mission to reach out to as many people as possible and help them change. That was 10 years ago. Today, Chris still runs CrossFit 3816, having expanded his focus from his peers to families and clients of all ages. He goes out of his way to help moms, dads, and even children find a workout they can do together. The best part of his job is interacting with and motivating people from every walk of life, people of all body shapes and sizes. "[I'm] able to pull their best out of them," Chris says. "I always tell them, 'You're stronger than you think you are!'"
Getting in shape isn't simply a goal to be reached and checked off. Instead, it's a lifetime commitment to fitness and healthy living. CrossFit Level 1 trainer Chuck Weaver believes it?s the kind of commitment that anyone can make, provided that they have a willing spirit and deep reserves of determination. In 2010, he designed his own CrossFit program by drawing upon his 10 years of experience in the U.S. military and over 20 years in personal training, and strength and conditioning.. Along with strength and conditioning classes, the scalable CrossFit workouts accommodate patrons of virtually any age and fitness level, incorporating a variety of exercises intended to increase flexibility, bolster cardiac health, build muscle tone, and improve speed and agility. This well-rounded approach to fitness empowers people as they heft weights, swing kettlebells, and jog laps around the gym?s on-site black hole. With each class, visitors learn a little more about the habits and mindset required to live healthier and more physically fit lives.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
All or Nothing’s trainers go all out to foster an energetic, upbeat environment where those of all fitness levels can bolster strength, agility, and stamina through the CrossFit system. They subscribe to the method because of its efficacy and efficiency, as each intense daily workout employs all muscle groups for total-body fitness. Exercises are based on functional, everyday movements and utilize a variety of equipment, including weights, plyometric boxes, and gymnastics rings. And because of the functional movements and varied exercises, they can prep their charges to safely master all manner of physical activities, from sports to daily chores.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Equipment: Dumbells, plyometrics, high intensity, cardio and jump ropes, and much more
Students should bring: Water, towel, any shower necessities if needed, and flat shoes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come in with a positive attitude, and be ready to try something new and challenging.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We encourage our clients to make small goals related to a skill learned and applied through classes. These skills develop quickly and are measurable results that you are getting better, stronger, and faster, without staying focused on a number on a scale. Having small goals to focus on and be excited about will make the process of achieving your ultimate weight-loss goal much more fun.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
We believe in getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. We don't want anyone getting injured. We want everyone to love and enjoy working out. However, you have to push through your comfort zone. You have to tell the little voice in your head that keeps telling you to give up that you're not stopping today. That you can push through discomfort and that is when changes happen. However, discomfort and injury are very different feelings.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Classes are for all levels of fitness and all ages. Don't be intimidated from what you've seen on TV or read online. We can adjust all workouts to fit anyone's fitness level. We want you to enjoy it and we want you to come back.