A cluster of ropes cascade from the ceiling to the floor; some are knotted, others are not, but each one bears the weight of an ambitious exerciser climbing his or her way to the top. It?s just another day at CrossFit Lykos, where experienced coaches oversee workouts based in functional-fitness exercises. The expansive gym has enough open space for clients to perfect their Olympic weightlifting form, hang from gymnastics rings, jump onto plyometric wooden boxes, and develop other functional movements.
CrossFit Caliber’s CEO and head coach Arnel Delosreyes has firsthand knowledge of the transformative power of the CrossFit method. After training for years in traditional gyms, Delosreyes thought he had achieved a certain level of fitness, but his first CrossFit class gave him a new perspective on the matter. Inspired, the father, husband, and lawyer added a new title to his resume: certified CrossFit trainer.
Today, Delosreyes and his fellow CrossFit Caliber coaches lead students through workouts that follow CrossFit’s dogma of varied, functional fitness. The explosive sessions blend different fitness elements, such as strength training, cardio, gymnastics, and plyometrics. Like a page-a-day calendar’s page, workouts change every day, but always focus on intense conditioning.
People come to Elite Fitness Training with a wide range of goals: some might be trying to make the cut for a sports team, others just want to lose a few pounds. The diversity of clientele stems from the versatilty of the studio's co-founders Corey Honore and Dan Luif and their staff, who welcome all clients and can help people achieve nearly any fitness goal. Their recipe is positive motivation and group fitness classes such as circuit training, athletic training, and boot camps, which work the entire body, not just the fitness glands. In addition, Sharon E. Avendano and Aaron Petrynek spearhead the facility's Elite Boxing Athletic Conditioning program.
At CrossFit Arioch Level 1 certified trainer Alberto Diaz and his team lead groups of exercisers as they squat, sprint, and lift their way to better health. A different Workout of the Day awaits with every visit to the gym, complete with a fresh batch of functional exercises that helps performance in other areas of life, such as holding on tightly to the outside of an overcrowded carriage. The gym takes an all-inclusive approach to fitness, believing that every exercise can be scaled to suit individuals of any fitness level?and that every student has the capacity to improve.
At FLO Fitness & Martial Arts, their vision combines martial arts with the cardio and endurance of fitness. Multiple black-belt-holding and championship-winning instructors pour more than 100 combined years of experience into molding students of all skill levels into accomplished martial artists. The 8,500 sq. ft. facility contains a wide variety of state of the art equipment, such as an elevated boxing ring, collegiate wrestling mat, tatami area, and weight machines. They also offer free weights, and a cardio area with elliptical, treadmills, and bikes.
Boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, krav maga, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kickboxing are just a few of the classes on offer; FLO encourages students to combine aspects of multiple styles to create a formidably balanced skill set. Memberships grant users unlimited access to the gym and group classes, and private lesson and personal training packages customize regimens with one-on-one attention.
Without guidance, a roomful of wooden boxes, rowing machines, weights, and gymnastics rings might seem a little overwhelming. But that's where trainers Eazy Swarthout and Andrew Ang come in. The duo motivates guests of all fitness levels with detailed instruction and enthusiastic support, making workouts at Crossfit Xyston fun. Their ever-varied CrossFit routines include high-energy exercises such as jumping onto plyometric boxes, swinging kettlebells, and climbing ropes up to the ceiling. They design each routine with functional fitness in mind, meaning that the exercises will help guests thrive in every-day activities, such as climbing stairs or tossing grocery bags into the bed of your monster truck.