Through a program designed by professional MMA fighter Kendrick Miree, Fitness Through MMA offers 30-minute full-body workouts based on Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA striking techniques. Gym-goers rotate through a series of nine stations, quickly completing routines with various gym equipment, from jump ropes to heavy bags to medicine balls. The circuits maximize muscular endurance, switching from station to station every three minutes, and clients are sure to achieve their goals thanks to trainers that are on hand through each and every workout.
An epicenter of fitness, CrossFit Miami Lakes puts clients first. That means offering more than 60 classes every week in their 14,000 square-foot RhinoCo CrossFit center. It means an elite coaching staff to teach proper CrossFit technique during an introductory week of fundamentals to help new members acclimate to CrossFit's functional and fun exercises. Sixty designated parking spaces ensures you don't have to risk intimidating nearby pedestrians with your improved physique, while an onsite Reebok and NutriForce Sports retail store keeps you equipped in top-notch gear.
Caution CrossFit founder Dominick Maurici believes that CrossFit training is, as he puts it on his website, a “way of life and well being. It’s the fitness that you create out of yourself.” No stranger to the pursuit of physical fitness, Maurici spent his high-school years competing in soccer and football before going on to earn a black belt in tae kwon do. The health benefits and jealous looks he received from bathing-suit mannequins taught him the rewards of training in multiple disciplines. When he found the CrossFit program, he felt right at home with the varied and multidimensional exercise form. He even became a certified CrossFit trainer and went on to compete against other leading instructors across the southwest in the CrossFit Games.
As the Caution CrossFit skull and biohazard logo stares down from the cinder-brick walls of their practice space, Maurici and his team lead students through an ever-changing workout of the day. Full of intensified circuit training, their workouts make use of the facilities multiple rowing machines, Olympic barbells, kettlebells, jump ropes, plyometric boxes, and suspension rings. In keeping with Maurici’s love of training across multiple disciplines, the studio now offers yoga instruction as well.
Built on the scientific foundations of whole-body vibration, the Power Plate at Power Fit Studios can grant bodies such benefits as improved muscle tone, increased circulation, and higher bone density. When combined with a reasonable amount of rocket fuel, sessions spent atop the platform can speed users’ fitness goals. The private studio also supports clients' inner and outer well-being with more traditional approaches, including Zumba, burlesque, and chakra-meditation classes as well as a range of soothing spa services. Discounted valet parking is also available for customers.
Through Live Free CrossFit's large front windows, exercisers can see the sunrise and the sunset. That's because trainers lead classes as early as 6 a.m., and all through the afternoon and early evening. As the sun does its own squats, students execute lunges, lifts, sprints, and jumps. A vast array of tools are used during the action, including plyometric boxes, barbells, pull-up bars, and gymnastics rings. The routine changes every day, keeping students on their toes and building muscle. The routines feature functional exercises performed at a high intensity. The functionality and variety leads to preparedness for all manner of physical challenges, be it climbing a mountain or climbing the stairs at the office. Trainers scale all workouts, making them accessible to participants from all walks of life and fitness levels. And for anyone new to CrossFit, they offer a Foundations class designed to get rookies off on the right foot.
Lifting coach Pablo Roman, a four-time Cuban national champion and world championship finalist, calls CrossFit Muscle Farm his office, as does a staff of accomplished athletes and coaches. Together, they lead CrossFit classes, high-intensity workouts that change regularly but always rely on serious conditioning moves, such as dead lifts, pushups, walking lunges, weighted chin-ups, and burpees. Though noted for its challenging nature, CrossFit can be scaled to exercisers of all ability levels and ages.