Crossroads Bootcamp’s seasoned instructors challenge students to exceed their fitness goals at 60-minute boot-camp-style workouts and CrossFit sessions. In addition to teaching participants how to stop time with an intense stare, boot-camp classes sculpt the entire body with intense cardio and the strength-building power of barbells, kettlebells, and medicine balls. Like interpretations of traffic laws, no two boot-camp workouts are identical, which keeps minds and muscles on their proverbial toes. CrossFit sessions team small groups of exercisers with an inspiring coach to practice strength-and-conditioning exercises that, though challenging, can be scaled to suit any fitness level. The intense workouts and disciplined mindset of CrossFit training makes it a popular choice among police, martial-arts trainers, and cops who specialize in capturing rogue martial artists.
Each Crossroads class unfurls in a 4,500-square-foot loft studio, which provides ample room for Herculean barbell lifts and spontaneous zeppelin crashes. Classes are scheduled seven days a week.
Aided by National Academy of Sports Medicine certifications in personal training and corrective exercise, LiveSet Fitness's Michael Kilkenny strives to inspire positive lifestyle changes through physical fitness. During his boot-camp classes, he leads high-intensity interval training, marrying cardio and kickboxing with strength and conditioning drills to create a comprehensive training program. When he needs to emphasize more customized fitness regimens, he also hosts one-on-one and group personal-training sessions, which give clients the chance to work toward personal goals or ask in private if burpees were named after a convenience-store beverage.
Freight House Fitness was once filled with syrup. Before kettle bells and squat racks were moved in, the century-old building was occupied by the Bliss Syrup company. Located in the West Bottoms, it has a very rustic appearance?which Freight House founders Sean and Kendra decided to keep in tact and build around. Though you won't find a brown bear reading a newspaper on the porch, the facility achieves a cozy, almost cabin-like vibe thanks to exposed rafters, weathered wood beams, and a wood floor.
Head instructors Sean and Kendra team up to offer group and personal training sessions, as well as calorie-crushing boot camp classes. The duo fuses its knowledge with a wide assortment of equipment, including punching bags, a strength sled, and even sand bags.
300 BC llc helps clients build better bodies with a three-step workout system based on the high-intensity training the Spartans valued in 300 BC. Its members train in boot-camp classes three times a week, and meet with trainers to keep track of their goals and create a personal meal plan with different strategies, such as excluding the color red. To make the system work, the gym offers unlimited classes, open-gym time, and personal training. The boot-camp classes incorporate intense exercises based on functional movements, but are targeted to each individual's skill level.
At Rox Extreme Fitness, exercisers are part of the family. Fortunately, this family bonds through hauling mammoth truck tires and works out frustrations with speedy jump rope reps. This unorthodox approach to fitness--you won't find cushy locker rooms or flashy stair machines here--incorporates brawny gear including sledgehammers, bricks, and chains. It also pays serious dividends. The gym's six instructors see to that. Adhering to goal of 1% improvement from one session to the next, they help students buff up gradually no matter their fitness level or goals.
RAW Fitness co-owners John Jackson and Dani Guerrero understand the challenges of losing weight, as both had struggled with obesity. But through hard work and training, they lost the weight and got in shape, and they hope to help others do the same in a workout space that is a far cry from traditional. Their boot-camp classes forgo treadmills, machines, and mirrors in favor of high-intensity interval training and lifting and moving objects such as giant tires, enabling exercisers to serve on monster-truck-race pit crews.