City Athletic Club's 50,000-square-foot modern facility includes a medical weight loss clinic, workout studios, and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. A small machine that delivers data that helps dieters come up with effective weight-loss plans is also within this space. This device, dubbed the MetaCheck, captures exhaled oxygen during a simple 10-minute breath test and determines how efficiently a person is burning calories. With this metabolic information, one can make more sensible nutritional choices and play the resulting numbers in the lottery.
Building useful, practical strength is what students work toward when they step into City Athletic Club. The gym's team of coaches lead classes that emphasize strengthening "primal" movement patterns?movements humans perform every day, such lifting a bag of groceries, or placing a heavy box on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's head.
In the name of building functional strength, the team has filled nearly every inch of City Athletic Club's 48,000 square feet with something to lift, toss, tackle, punch, or swing on. When not hefting kettle-bells or swinging sledge hammers, students can step into the MMA training cage or stroke laps down the 25-meter swimming pool. Afterward, saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms await to ease sore muscles or draw out toxins.
At PFC CrossFit, there are no shortcuts or gimmicks, and goals are reached the old-fashioned way: through hard work. Every session poses a set of different challenges built around a pre-determined workout. One day, exercisers might incorporate box jumps and pull-ups, and the next, they might have to hit the deck while battling through rounds of burpees. No matter the workout, PFC’s certified trainers lead with expertise and intensity. Small class sizes make for a more personalized experience, allowing those trainers to work one-on-one and quiz exercisers with multiplication tables when they are most tired.