Inside a newly constructed 7,000-square-foot facility, Dojo 3's certified and seasoned instructors lead up to 90 hip-shakers in a variety of dance moves that slim and tone bodies to the tune of Top 40 music. Instructors demonstrate the swiveling cardio motions and muscle-isolating exercises atop a raised platform, allowing students to easily replicate the motions on the wooden dance floor without sweat-proofing their opera glasses. The 25 weekly classes incorporate Top 40 dance hits with regularly updated choreography to keep minds engaged while preventing fitness plateaus. While adult guests participate in kinesthetic renaissances, a watchful staffer supervises kids aged 3 and older as they amble around the kids' play area. The fitness center also features conveniences such as a changing room and ample parking, offering easy access that encourages patrons to fit workouts into their daily routines instead of fitting them into someone else's.
At Jab CrossFit, adult CrossFit classes aim to carve any body into a diamond-hard flexing machine. Students of all fitness and ability levels learn the foundations of strength and conditioning. By combining diverse physical specialties from gymnastics to weightlifting in one regimen, students get an all-encompassing workout.
Every human body may be unique, but the basic patterns of our muscles and skeletons are almost universal. The fitness science of CrossFit relies on that uniformity in each of its exercises, which are designed to help bodies function better in ten different domains of fitness. If that sounds like a lot of learning for a workout regimen, don’t worry. In addition to leading vigorous exercises, the coaches at CrossFit West Seattle act as stewards of CrossFit knowledge. They slowly familiarize beginners with the terminology, techniques, and equipment required to navigate CrossFit’s workouts. In fact, they require that all new students complete a series of fundamentals classes before joining the regularly scheduled sessions or hanging out in the evening to play catch with barbells. But students are not merely challenged; instructors also motivate and reward students for their hard work, and the group setting fosters a team-like atmosphere.
"Discipline is an act of freedom." United Fitness Center's motto sums up the facility's approach to working out. By offering up high-intensity classes that challenge its members' willpower, agility, and endurance, the center pushes participants to dedicate themselves to life-changing fitness. The center furthers this end goal by incorporating the Fittest Warrior system, which tracks members' workout routines and nutrition, ensuring they are overhauling their lifestyles rather than sending their clone, whose DNA has been spliced with a bodybuilder's, to the gym.
Whether inside the gym hopping on and off plyometric boxes or outside lifting weights when the sun shines, the trainers at Westsound CrossFit keep routines interesting with ever-changing daily workouts. It’s all part of the CrossFit system, which is designed to employ all muscle groups while staving off the boredom of repetition. Intense classes feature functional movements—such as lifting, pushing, and pulling—that prep participants for all sports, work, and daily activities.
Kerri Almaas, Beast CrossFit's trainer, likes to stay active—not only is she certified in CrossFit Level 1, kettlebells, and Olympic lifting, but she also loves to camp, cook, snowboard, and play around with her two dogs. At Beast CrossFit, she designs a new Workout of the Day, or WOD, each day, designed around CrossFit’s tenets of functional, varied fitness. Though the exercises rotate constantly, they often feature moves such as weightlifting, running, rowing, kettlebell exercises, calisthenics, and plyometrics.