The trainers at Titletown CrossFit believe that before you can run, you have to learn to walk. They instruct their students in the fundamentals of CrossFit before letting them join the full classes. Once they have mastered the forms, students of all fitness levels work out side by side during the intense classes that incorporate constantly varied functional movements.
Mixed in among his personal-training and CrossFit accomplishments, RedDoor CrossFit owner and head coach Joe Kasprzycki was once a command fitness leader in the US Navy?so he knows how to push groups through intense workouts. Joe applies his past experience to CrossFit sessions at RedDoor, where he keeps class sizes small in order to provide personal attention to every exerciser and attention-hungry kettlebell.
Ryan Dart's passion for sports started when he was five years old and continued through his college rugby career and beyond. After trying his first CrossFit class, the positive experience had Ryan hooked. Now this dually-certified CrossFit and weightlifting coach shares his knowledge with clients at his own gym, CrossFit Appleton. Ryan adapts CrossFit's scalable approach—which is used to train military personnel—to people of all fitness levels, from cage fighters to the elderly. Both he and his fellow trainer, Marie McCarthy, often encourage their students to go on a Paleolithic nutritional plan to achieve maximum results. This no-nonsense approach to eating cuts out carbohydrates such as sweets, sodas, and delicious looking wax fruit.
CrossFit Fox Cities, with its stripped-down appearance and its Olympic rings, plyometric boxes, and pull-up stations, is an ideal place to hold a CrossFit workout. And CrossFit Level 1?certified instructors Adam Stolen and Roland Agustin know it. They schedule the intense daily workouts Monday?Saturday, including 5:30 a.m. sessions when the sun is still snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean.
Valley Athletics's vast facility empowers exercisers to pursue their favorite sports and fitness regimens side-by-side. Four indoor hard courts host regular tennis leagues and lessons for kids and adults. The nearby air-conditioned viewing area also houses a pro-shop, with all the equipment to restring rackets on which too many air-banjo solos have been played. Teams of competitors enjoy year-round soccer leagues or hone their skills in classes on the 27,000-square-foot indoor turf field, which supports the use of cleats. The fitness facility itself, along with the sports training center, houses eight personal trainers and sports performance specialists who help clients hone their physical skills, on, off, and hidden in the field.
The trainers at CrossFit 100 came to the intense style of exercise through different channels. The founder changed her career path from fashion designer to fitness. One instructor found CrossFit after years of plugging away at a boring gym routine, and another fought crippling back pain with CrossFit. Together, they lead students of all fitness levels through intense, scalable workout programs that make use of full-body, functional fitness techniques using equipment such as sandbags and ropes. And, since the routine is constantly varied, participants avoid plateaus while constantly building strength, endurance, speed, and agility.