CrossFit's supportive staff encourages fitness enthusiasts of all levels to reach their fitness goals utilizing intense, varied group workouts. During the CrossFit BootCamp, participants embark on an exciting, physique-sculpting program, designed to build strength, stamina, and endurance without monotonous routines or cybernetic implants. A certified CrossFit trainer leads the small group sessions, which build on preceding lessons and focus on mobility, flexibility, and technique. Though boot camps tend to be demanding and subject to stressful celebrity appearances, the challenges of CrossFit's energetic curriculum are offset by the camaraderie between participants and trainers. Classes generally meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; be sure to call for specific times.
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“Sisters in sweat” Mary and Mandy approach fitness with a philosophy of cooperation. They believe that when one works out in pairs or groups, they are more willing to push themselves harder because they will, in a sense, be succeeding for those motivating them. Together, Mary and Mandy captain boot camps and fitness classes designed for women and men of all fitness levels, including beginners, parents, and mothers-to-be.
A lifelong athlete, Terra Michelle Frost is no stranger to pushing her body to its limits. So when she gained close to 50 pounds with each of her two pregnancies, she decided to take on the challenge of getting back to her pre-baby weight. Terra accomplished this formidable task—twice—and now she uses her own experience slimming down to lead a variety of entertaining fitness classes, such as four types of Zumba and yoga.
Physique Personal Training's owner/CEO Heather Polan draws from a superabundance of experience to motivate her students into shape. Backed with certifications as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Polan welcomes aspiring athletes of all ages, body types, and IQ levels to take charge of their health with a suite of services that fortify the body, including nutritional counseling, personal and group training, and high-intensity bootcamp sessions. Students can hoist barbells or boost cardio endurance amid the machines and freeweights of the indoor gym, while outdoor training builds functional strength with vigorous workouts such as flipping tires, schlepping fire-hoses, or making super guttural monster truck noises to tone the thoracic diaphragm.
Missi Wolf, the founder and owner of BLAST900, once weighed 206 pounds at a height of 5 feet and had a body-fat percentage of 34%. Her doctor informed her that she was morbidly obese and almost diabetic. Determined to lose weight, Missi started with baby steps—walking to the mailbox and back—and after two years she had lost 100 pounds. Her transformation inspired her to return to school to study kinesiology and physiology in pursuit of the ultimate workout: BLAST900. Blast classes involve cardio intervals on a treadmill and strength-training exercises on the floor. Missi and her team of trainers combine personalized fitness education with nutrition information to help clients sculpt their bodies, shed pounds, and build muscles.