At CrossFit Bullseye, head coach Tommy Dunaway draws on his CrossFit certification and experience training US Marines to help athletes achieve their fitness and wellness goals. He and his team of certified trainers design new workouts every day that incorporate varied functional movements from CrossFit’s repertoire. Though the workouts always change, it’s not uncommon to see members performing intense exercises that range from weightlifting and kettlebell training to running, rowing, and bodyweight exercises such as pushups and pull-ups.
Groupon Asks: What inspired you to start or run this business?
"CrossFit principles are tried and true, as evidenced by its popularity nationwide. Core customers in the fitness industry have a thirst for efficient workouts that allow them to measure progression. At the end of the day, I just want to make it easy for people to become healthier. This may be through 24-hour access or through affordable fitness instruction."
-Sierra Dunaway, Coach and Owner
Olympic-style lifts require perfect coordination and balance. You have to lift the barbell rapidly and—at the right moment—push yourself under to catch it. The trainers at Westside CrossFit love this exercise because it emphasizes much of what CrossFit classes are about: several components coming together to produce a multifaceted result. As its name suggests, CrossFit isn't limited to a single exercise. Trainers continually vary their workouts, incorporating elements from rowing, running, boot camps, gymnastics, and other sports. With these routines, they help exercisers hone 10 specific physical skills, including strength, balance, and manual car towing. But it's the sense of community that really makes Westside's workouts unique, as trainers and exercisers work together and cheer on one another as they finish each set.
The roster of certified trainers at CrossFit G6 includes a former collegiate baseball and football player, a former US Army combat medic, and a former figure and bikini model, all of whom have had their lives transformed by CrossFit. At CrossFit G6, they lead a different Workout of the Day—WOD—every day based on CrossFit’s philosophy of varied, functional fitness. The WOD is never the same but will often incorporate moves such as running, weightlifting, rowing, pull-ups and other body-weight exercises, kettlebell training, and gymnastics-inspired exercises such as dips on suspended rings.
At CrossFit FerVor, there’s no distinction between gym newbies and those in fighting shape when it comes to which class they take. CrossFit regimens—replete with moves such as handstands, pull-ups, and Olympic lifts—scale to exercisers of all stripes. And coaches Chuck and Melissa Swain know how to motivate each participant through each session, as the husband-and-wife duo used CrossFit themselves to get back into shape.