Equipment: Matrix, Star Trac, Precor, Magnum, free weights, cardio
Students should bring: Towel and bottle water
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11–25 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Family-friendly atmosphere
CrossFit newcomers and regulars can work out side-by-side at Crossfit Athletic Co. That's because the studio assigns two coaches to each class, one to instruct beginners and another to push more seasoned CrossFitters to their limit. Regardless of fitness level, however, exercisers should be ready to work. The daily workouts, which consist of functional exercises such as pull-ups, pushups, and throwing things out of rage, are designed to be as intense as exercisers can handle.
The expert instructors at Crossfit 561 are used to intensity; through determination and dedication to the training techniques of CrossFit, one of them even lost more than 160 pounds. His experience left him a CrossFit evangelist; today, he leads students of all fitness levels and backgrounds through the discipline's signature (and ever-changing) Workouts of the Day.