Devin Ford, the co-owner of CrossFit Transcend, has competed in CrossFit Games regional competitions five times. On top of that, he has received CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Gymnastics, and CrossFit Running and Endurance certifications. Thanks to his decorated CrossFit career, he understands an important fitness truth: every exerciser is different. That's why he and his team at CrossFit Transcend supply students with personalized workouts, including CrossFit's Workout of the Day. The full-body workouts typically consist of functional movements, such as squatting and giving a round of applause.
The trainers at Limitless Athletics have one goal: improvement. That means always aiming to be better than yesterday. They achieve this lofty goal with fitness classes such as High Intensity Training, which blends elements of TRX, CrossFit, weightlifting, speedwork, and athletic regimens to create one serious megaworkout. Theirs is an eclectic schedule that also includes MMA classes, lacrosse clinics, and yoga. Many of the same programs are available for kids, too, ensuring children develop discipline and healthy habits early.
Brick Fit House is a place to focus. There's no loud music, and owner Keith describes the gym as "no-frills." What exercisers do find there, however, are experienced personal trainers and lots of equipment—rarely with any wait, says Keith—that beckon gym members to work independently.
TryKickboxingNow.com's self-defense classes are more than just kickboxing sessions. Their courses blend traditional kickboxing, muay thai, boxing, karate, and interval training to burn fat and build muscle. In order to make it easy for exercisers to learn the kicks and punches of the sport, sessions take place at affiliate gyms across the country.