The fitness needs of casual enthusiasts and competitive athletes may be different. However, the instructors at CrossFit Lake Forest are experts at tailoring the CrossFit regimen to cater to all of the above. To accomplish this, they offer constantly changing, small-group workouts tailored around the sorts of functional movements performed in everyday life, and then allow students to scale the load and intensity of each exercise as they see fit. As the dedicated coaches provide valuable support and keep watch to ensure that everyone is practicing proper technique, attendees can safely challenge themselves by hefting medicine balls, sprinting, performing pull-ups, dead lifting barbells, and playing tug of war against a black hole.
These full-body workouts encourage visitors to proceed at their own pace, improving strength, flexibility, and endurance over time. And in addition to the traditional courses, CrossFit Lake Forest's instructors cater to their community by offering more focused classes, such as sessions that emphasize heavy lifting or longer workouts designed to bolster stamina.
Borrowing its name from an ancient meditative chant, Forever Om Yoga turns up the heat on classic Vinyasa flows for calorie-burning, mind-clearing workouts. Aside from warming the studio to between 78 and 98 degrees Fahrenheit, a high-tech heating system cleans and recirculates air with an infrared light, facilitating easier, deeper breaths. In each 75-minute class, Yoga Alliance- and Baptiste-certified instructors lead groups through either gentle, 78-degree Vinyasa flows or hotter, high-energy flows inspired by Baptiste power yoga. The basic yoga class features the essential Vinyasa poses, and a class focused on athletic recovery incorporates therapeutic stretching and twists to help repair sore or strained muscles and prevent future injury during all-night Twister marathons.
• For $30, you get a three one-day guest passes (a $60 value). • For $90, you get a 30-day guest pass (a $180 value). The guest pass must be activated by September 15, 2011. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's fitness centers host a parade of more than 100 group fitness classes through the beautiful Lake Forest campus as well as the arcadian Lindenhurst location. Both exercise hubs house indoor tracks and pools, as well as healthy stables of fitness equipment accessible to both three- and 30-day guests. Workers-out can also find their fitness calling in morning and evening group sessions such as The Barre class—in which toes twinkle in high-energy, low-impact exuberance—or several heart-thumping, pedal-pushing versions of the spin class. During Piloxing, the pumped manifest platonic physiques through a fusion of boxing, Pilates, and Socratic interrogation, honing power, speed, and agility while carving ripped bods. Aqua classes at both Lake Forest and Lindenhurst are suitable for adults, children, seniors, and Atlantean tourists.