Father-daughter duo David and Danielle Pelham co-own Velocity Taekwondo, where they join up with a small team of coaches to share their love of martial arts and training with anyone interested. Danielle won the 2009 World Taekwondo Federation championships, and David is an award-winning taekwondo competition coach. Together with CrossFit and MMA trainers, they equip clients with fighting and fitness skills. Taekwondo is the focus, however?the academy has its own competition team, and after-school programs accommodate the schedules of children and sentient pencils.
"Discipline is an act of freedom." United Fitness Center's motto sums up the facility's approach to working out. By offering up high-intensity classes that challenge its members' willpower, agility, and endurance, the center pushes participants to dedicate themselves to life-changing fitness. The center furthers this end goal by incorporating the Fittest Warrior system, which tracks members' workout routines and nutrition, ensuring they are overhauling their lifestyles rather than sending their clone, whose DNA has been spliced with a bodybuilder's, to the gym.
The workouts at Hook & Ladder CrossFit may not be as intense as fighting a fire, but they're close. Seasoned firefighter David Pelham and his team of fellow CrossFit Level 1?certified coaches make sure of that. During their daily CrossFit workouts, they push exercisers through a series of pull-ups, squats, pushups, weight-lifting, and other functional exercises. By design the workouts should be completed as quickly as possible and can be customized to suit all ages and fitness levels.
CrossFit Tukwila?s coaches make sure that no one is left on their own while exercising. Not only do the coaches lead classes through daily workouts, but they also stop and make adjustments so people of various fitness levels remain equally challenged. The gym stocks kettlebells in different weights, barbells with a medley of weighted plates, plyometric boxes in different heights, and equipment that can be executed with modifications, including gymnastics rings, climbing ropes, and sleds. Classes can also move outside during the warmer months. CrossFit Tukwila has a pathway within feet of its backdoor with direct access to the Green River Trail. Members need not worry about fast moving cars or busy roads while enjoying their runs.
Inside a newly constructed 7,000-square-foot facility, Dojo 3's certified and seasoned instructors lead students in a variety of fitness classes designed to burn calories and tone muscles. Instructors lead MixxedFit dance and bootcamp-style toning classes, teaching easy-to-follow dance moves to students of all fitness levels. CrossFit classes combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio to provide conditioning for participants of any fitness level. While adult guests participate in kinesthetic renaissances, a watchful staffer supervises kids aged 3 and older as they amble around the kids' play area. The fitness center also features conveniences such as a changing room and ample parking, offering easy access that encourages patrons to fit workouts into their daily routines instead of fitting them into someone else's.
Nary a stationary bike or weight machine sits inside Renton City CrossFit. Instead, the gym is filled with pull-up bars, kettlebells, and barbells, and ample floor space welcomes people to work on squats, running, and jumping. Here, CrossFit-certified trainers customize workouts each day for clients, depending on whether they want to build strength, improve balance, or develop x-ray vision. Each workout is based around functional exercises that mimic normal day-to-day movements, and, for maximum benefit, the routines are constantly changing to keep the body guessing and avoid workout plateaus.