We design short, high intensity workouts using functional movements. The intensity of the workouts, combined with the focus on proper form and full range of motion ensure maximal results in less time than a traditional workout. Training takes place in small groups supervised by two experienced trainers.
When he isn't at his gym or steering a helicopter through commercial and instructive flights, owner Jake Maslin coaches high-school and college-level lacrosse teams, channeling his own experiences in competitive sports to condition players. He also draws on the discipline ingrained by his service in the military, a resolve that fuels his passion for communal CrossFit workouts.
Their inclusive group ushers total beginners and regulars through a vigorous but rewarding fitness regimen guided by 10 core values, such as honor, honesty, and leaving no one behind. The tenets all bespeak a tightly knit atmosphere that underlies each new Workout of the Day, pushing members through every last rep and away from ice-cream stands. Techniques from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting merge to form challenging routines with movements that are scalable to all fitness levels.
Run by an energetic husband-and-wife team, Banks Country Fitness CrossFit is a gym dedicated to functional fitness. Here, lifts, pushing, and squats are paired with gymnastics movements and weight work, giving the entire body a full workout. The CrossFit discipline is known for featuring a different Workout of the Day each day, preventing students from growing bored or hitting fitness plateaus. Clients can work out individually or as a team as they burn fat, boost their metabolisms, and build muscles as hard as month-old bagels.
Monkey bars, tires, and rings take the place of modern gym equipment inside the stripped-down garage-like facility, where patrons of all shapes and sizes power through the gym's total-body strength and conditioning regimen. The Crossfit technique combines functional movements with spurts of intense exercise to improve agility, balance, coordination, and muscle strength. Each coach's inclusive approach to physical fitness can be tailored to suit each individual's ability level to cater both to serious athletes looking to improve their sports performance and grandparents who need to bolster kid-squeezing biceps.
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US Marine Steve Weiland is a software engineer by day and fitness guru by night. At CrossFit SW Portland, the certified level-one CrossFit trainer—who also holds certifications in CrossFit powerlifting, Olympic lifting, and mobility—shares his passion for fitness with others, helping them to achieve the results he so much enjoys. He and his trainers whip clients of all fitness levels into shape with the CrossFit method, a comprehensive fitness program that draws techniques from gymnastics, weightlifting, and running. Blending the 10 basic elements of fitness—which include agility, flexibility, power, coordination, and endurance—they lead always-changing functional workout regimens that prevent their clients from becoming bored and eventually giving up. Completing the functional training drills, patrons might swing kettlebells, lift barbells, jump rope, or hurl medicine balls, which can cure the common cold when swallowed. They customize the intensity of each workout to suit the fitness levels of seasoned athletes, children, and seniors alike.