CrossFit newcomers and regulars can work out side-by-side at Crossfit Athletic Co. That's because the studio assigns two coaches to each class, one to instruct beginners and another to push more seasoned CrossFitters to their limit. Regardless of fitness level, however, exercisers should be ready to work. The daily workouts, which consist of functional exercises such as pull-ups, pushups, and throwing things out of rage, are designed to be as intense as exercisers can handle.
The expert instructors at Crossfit 561 are used to intensity; through determination and dedication to the training techniques of CrossFit, one of them even lost more than 160 pounds. His experience left him a CrossFit evangelist; today, he leads students of all fitness levels and backgrounds through the discipline's signature (and ever-changing) Workouts of the Day.
Power lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and jumping rope. These are several tools CrossFit uses to facilitate fitness, but not all of them. At CrossFit Wellington, coaches employ the system's medley of exercises to create a comprehensive workout. That workout features constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. In short order, it builds total-body fitness—enhancing strength, stamina, and agility. Instructors change workouts daily, too, to keep boredom from sneaking in and ruining motivation. Motivation, actually, is another tool of CrossFit, and CrossFit Wellington's staff of trainers knows just how use it to keep everyone on track and inspired to achieve goals. And, since workouts can be adapted to anyone's abilities, CrossFit is ideal for all fitness levels and ages. An inclusive system by nature, trainers further its accessibility by offering beginner's classes and even kids' programs.
At Vibe Fitness Studio, instructors lead a broad range of fitness classes that use TRX suspension training, RealRyder cycling bikes, and Power Plate equipment to help clients melt away pounds. The studio's schedule includes a number of classes for beginners and advanced exercisers alike, ranging from energetic Zumba and Jazzercise to more tranquil yoga sessions.
Being a successful natural bodybuilder was only the beginning of a fitness journey that led Cast Iron CrossFit owner Matt Franco toward a deeper, biological understanding of how exercise and dieting affect our bodies. Franco obtained a degree in biology from Binghamton University and went on to study Nuclear Medical Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology, working in the healthcare industry for many years before discovering CrossFit. With its simple, ever-changing movements, CrossFit tied in perfectly to what he'd learned about having to constantly challenge and surprise the body in order to achieve results and his passion for helping others find the most effective way to get fit and healthy.
His newfound love for CrossFit inspired Matt to open his own studio which today operates out of an expansive 3,000-square-foot facility. At Cast Iron CrossFit, workouts strip away everything but the essentials. With the Cast Iron CrossFit Unloaded classes, students can get the benefits of CrossFit, but without the heavy lifting or tire throwing. Matt teaches movements designed using the principles of body mechanics. Just like the classes Matt took once upon a time, the workouts can be customized to challenge both beginners and seasoned athletes, and the exercises increase in difficulty and intensity over time. In a supportive class environment, students master Olympic lifts, body-weight exercises, and plyometrics as they build toned, lean, lithe bodies.