Carole Turnbo credits CrossFit’s dedication to varied, functional fitness with giving her a new lease on life. Now certified in CrossFit nutrition and as a Level 1 trainer, she shares her passion for healthy exercise as often as she can. But, while running a “Fit Club” at Schmucker Middle School and coaching a rugby team exemplify her dedication, they play second fiddle to her true calling: training students during classes at CrossFit Michiana.
The end goal in each of Carole’s sessions is competence in CrossFit’s 10 recognized fitness domains, which include cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Students gain their ranks with the help of the Workout of the Day (WOD), an ever-changing exercise that incorporates one or more elements of the aforementioned fitness domains. During sessions, groups of students occupy CrossFit Michiana’s workout warehouse—which is more like a fitness playground—as they sweat through moves such as push-ups, pull-ups, weight lifting, and rowing. Like Santa’s collection of antique sabers, CrossFit Michiana also has equipment that can be fun but should never be used as toys, including ropes for climbing, gymnastics rings for dips, and massive tires for tire flipping.
Even before YMCAs were known worldwide as the easiest organization to spell with your arms, they were known for their original mission of fostering a sense of community through youth development, healthy living, and social-responsibility programs for people of all ages and income levels. The Michiana Family YMCA promotes wellness programs with a full-service gymnasium filled with an arsenal of modern Cybex strength machines, cardio machines, and free weights. Athletes can also stretch muscles within on-site racquetball courts, swim laps inside a 25-yard, six-lane indoor pool, and film re-creations of the 1996 Olympics on the 1/16th-mile outdoor track. The Y organizes youth programs such as summer camps and leadership opportunities and keeps younger tots occupied with childcare services.
World Gym Michiana furnishes 20,000 square feet of open space with an arsenal of cardio and weight-training machines, complemented by a lineup of group aerobic classes. A one-month membership bequeaths full access to treadmill trekking, elliptical skiing, and iron pumping amid attention-diverting televisions. Meanwhile, cooperative cohorts can hobnob throughout fast-paced aerobic workouts, as certified trainers demand that exercisers wiggle, shake, and spontaneously hover to their hearts’ potential. After intensive training, clients can refuel with a vitamin-rich beverage from the juice bar (costs not included in today's Groupon), or meander to the locker room for a stint in the dry sauna or to intimidate showerheads with their rippling biceps. Housed inside the Town & Country Shopping Center, the family-owned-and-operated wellness epicenter sparkles with a meticulously clean interior and brims with line after line of well-maintained muscle machinery. Though only aerobic classes are included with this Groupon, members can also join one of the other fitness classes for an additional fee.
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Pinnacle Athletic club flexes its health-geared guns by offering members unlimited access to cardio equipment, three weight rooms, a basketball league, a spinning studio, more than 50 classes a week, and more. Kick up arterial fiestas and a bumping heartbeat, thanks to more than 40 cardio-centric contraptions, from stairmasters and treadmills, to ellipticals and stationary Flintstone cars, each equipped with a personal television to distract needy eyes. For flab-fearing limbs, the gym hosts Hammer Strength and Icarian iron-pumping machines as well as free weights, ranging in size from mini to mini horse, while also promoting a gallimaufry of group-centric pastimes such as basketball, volleyball, and racquetball. The eternally fraternal can also enlist in one of the club's daily classes at no extra charge, while massage, tanning, personal training, and nutritional advice are available to members for a fee.
Led by a co-ed team of experienced coaches, Crossfit South Bend cultivates a supportive community of fitness seekers. Designed by exercise expert Greg Glassman, Crossfit aims to get bodies into shape with a system of constantly changing functional movements, such as pushing, pulling, running, or levitating, all executed at a high intensity.
After meeting with a trainer to discuss goals and physical condition, students ease into the program through the on-ramp course, laboring through increasingly difficult exercises while paving the way for chiseled physiques. Once initiated, clients leap headlong into a packed schedule of group sessions, heaving kettlebells and flipping tires, or even representing Crossfit South Bend in sports and strength contests.