In addition to motivation, equipment, and space, CrossFit Cobalt's co-owners bring a heaping helping of expertise to the table. Beth Hein lends her insights as a doctor of physical therapy, certified strength-and-conditioning specialist, and reiki master. David Montalbano draws on his degree in kinesiology and exercise science, as well as training in lifting. Together, they create changing regimens that get clients strong while keeping them healthy.
Within CrossFit MettleWorks, wooden crates and ropes are neither junk nor decoration, they’re part of the workout. Classes make use of everyday objects to challenge guests with full-body functional exercises that change every day. The coaches at CrossFit MettleWorks pride themselves on creating a community of like-minded guests who are passionate about fitness.
CrossFit Merrick designs daily workouts aimed at helping clients build muscle and endurance with squats, lunges, deadlifts, and other functional movements. CrossFit Merrick offers fitness classes for adults as well as kids and teens. Fitness classes, including CrossFit programs, can be customized for a variety of fitness and skill levels.
At CrossFit Strong Island, a collection of fitness specialists, athletes, and coaches lead training programs within a sprawling 7,500-square-foot strength and conditioning facility. Their programs combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and high-intensity cardio exercise for an efficient overall-fitness routine. Additionally, each program is held in a group setting for extra camaraderie and social support.
After majoring in kinesiology, Michael Martino worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with Division I college athletes. At CrossFit GSB, he brings that same depth of knowledge to his CrossFit clients. Inside a 2,500-square-foot facility, participants undertake varying workouts that incorporate functional movements such as jumping, pulling objects, squatting, and running. All workouts are scaled to each individual's skill level, equally adaptable for professional athletes and newcomers.
Brick walls, Olympic rings suspended from chains, and gigantic tires are the only decorations that CrossFit Smithtown needs. Part of the no-frills CrossFit movement, the gym welcomes guests of all fitness levels to participate in its workouts, which change each day to continually challenge the body. Coaches lead their students through exercises that typically require either barbells or body weight—burpees, pull-ups, squats, and box jumps are but a few examples. And though the routines are meant to be intense, they are also scalable, meaning that beginners and advanced pupils can work out side by side in the same class. This sort of diversity is common, as the propelling force behind all classes is a strong sense of community.