At CrossFit PDX, Level-1 certified CrossFit trainers lead participants through intense, constantly varied workouts that incorporate functional movements to improve speed, strength, flexibility, balance, and other physical skills. Routines can be modified to each individual’s fitness levels, so anyone can participate, regardless of how many pushups they can do or how far they can shot put a cantaloupe inside a supermarket. The classes constantly vary to keep the body challenged and participants engaged and incorporate a mix of weight lifting and cardio elements.
Running, lacrosse, bodybuilding, rock climbing, wrestling, skiing, triathlons—and that's not even the whole list. For more than a decade, fitness fanatic and Crossfit Level 1 certified coach Ty Holbrook has provided training for seemingly every athletic endeavor on the planet. Now, as the owner and head trainer at CrossFit Cimmeria, Ty continues to boost clients' performance with personal training, workout plans, and group classes, such as kickboxing and boot camp. More than just muscle, Ty also trains his brain by doing constant research and remaining up-to-snuff on the industry's latest trends.
Monkey bars, tires, and rings take the place of modern gym equipment inside the stripped-down garage-like facility, where patrons of all shapes and sizes power through the gym's total-body strength and conditioning regimen. The Crossfit technique combines functional movements with spurts of intense exercise to improve agility, balance, coordination, and muscle strength. Each coach's inclusive approach to physical fitness can be tailored to suit each individual's ability level to cater both to serious athletes looking to improve their sports performance and grandparents who need to bolster kid-squeezing biceps.
In CrossFit Immense’s tight-knit community, athletes motivate each other through intense workouts and strength-training sessions. Eschewing the boring treadmills of a traditional gym, CrossFit pushes practitioners to the edge of their ability—relying on tough, functional exercises such as swinging kettlebells, powerlifting barbells, and arm-wrestling lumberjacks. Students study under trained professionals, learning Workouts of the Day (or WODs) before dropping by for open gym sessions.
Squats, dead lifts, ring dips, and tire flips are just a few exercises athletes may encounter at Making Of Champions CrossFit. Coach Dre Williams leads athletes through a new Workout of the Day every day, which blends different principles of cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and gymnastics to create dynamic workouts. Workouts are generally short but intense and can be scaled to accommodate all fitness levels from beginners to elite athletes.
At any given moment throughout the week, Black Rose CrossFit whirls with activity as groups hurl medicine balls, swing kettle bells, leap on boxes, and push themselves toward personal goals. The facility's main program, CrossFit, challenges participants with fast-paced, high-intensity workouts built around those functional and natural movements. When adults vacate Black Rose after their sessions, the gym does not fall silent, though, as children aged 6–13 funnel in for rounds of Kidfit and Muay Tykes. Designed as a quick, educational workout for youngsters, Kidfit emphasizes the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle in a team environment.
Sneakers pound the grass during shriek-filled games of tag. But this isn’t recess, it’s Portland Fit Camp, and the jubilant players aren’t children but women sculpting muscles during the intense, outdoor adult version of the classic game. With a max of 24 campers, the sessions have an intimate feel, and their participants are fueled by their collective energy and the motivational training of a certified instructor. For five days a week for four-week sessions, the groups meet in the park for muscle-shocking routines that change daily to avoid plateaus. Core-based, functional exercises such as agility ladder drills, air squats, and hill sprints are all taught to students, who break the traditional workout routine with games of tag or games of capture the flag taped to the squirrel’s back.