Any CrossFit workout follows a six-word mission statement: constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. At CrossFit Kaiju, certified coaches adhere to this mantra by offering a new Workout of the Day to challenge visitors of all ages and abilities. By using functional movements?that is, things you might need in your everyday life, such as pulling (out a couch), lifting (all the couch cushions), and squatting (to pick up all that change)?CrossFit classes help build speed, strength, and endurance that offer benefits long after you leave the gym.
In addition to CrossFit classes, the gym offers more specialized workouts?Kaiju endurance (focusing on running, rowing and body weight movements to build wherewithal), Kaiju mobility (mixing group and individual exercises to improve flexibility and ease of motion), Kaiju gymnastics (concentrating on body weight movements and control), and Kaiju barbel (centering on olympic and power lifting).
CrossFit Stallings offers workouts based on functional movements and open to all fitness levels. During any given workout, coaches guide members through dead lifts and squats, push-ups, gymnastics dips, rope climbs, kettlebell swings, and sprints. By easily adjusting the weights, reps, and intensity, coaches make sure each person is equally challenged. The custom routines benefit classes filled with seasoned athletes and fitness newbies, and special CrossFit classes focus on working out teens and kids as young as age 3.
Featuring exercises that vary each session, boot-camp classes at Body by Buck prove that there's a difference between a workout and a routine. Founder Buck Buhler isn't fond of routine himself; he spent time as a football player, a wrestler, a personal trainer, and even a firefighter. His boot-camp sessions take advantage of his diverse fitness experience, helping participants of all fitness levels improve their condition through widely varied exercises including agility drills, core strengthening, weight training, and relay.
When he became a full-fledged CrossFit student, Nathan Stewart realized that it wasn't just the results that kept him returning to the squat rack. Sure, he was a fan of the program and its scalable workouts?weight-lifts, gymnastics techniques, and drills that adjust to suit anyone's fitness level?but they weren't the secret, addictive ingredient. That was community, or, as his bio puts it, "the joys of suffering with others rather than solo."
Today, Nathan teaches at his own CrossFit gym, CrossFit Indian Trail. His staff includes a police officer, a martial artist, and a former wrestling state champion. They all lead classes that emphasize sound form and the challenge of varied exercises. However, that feeling of community that drew Nathan to the program remains top priority. With their welcoming, supportive attitudes, his staff ensures that every student feels like part of the gym's family, whether they're tackling their first burpee or their thousand-and-first pinkie-only pull-up.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.