Amy Walsh, an energetic certified fitness instructor, leads boot-camp classes designed to help participants burn fat and build muscle rapidly while increasing strength and agility. With a constantly changing roster of exercises and activities that combine cardio and strength moves, Amy combats workout boredom in each group class, motivating and encouraging clients to push past their mental and physical boundaries for tangible results. Nutrition tips are offered during class, and Amy also offers personal training for a more customized workout.
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G.A.C. Fitness offers training for customers of all ages and ability levels. If you work out best in a group environment, check out one of the facility's many fitness classes, including yoga, spin, and a CrossFit program run by certified coaches. Or work at your own pace on the fully equipped gym's strength training and cardio equipment. A seasoned team of trainers offer sport-specific training, whether for budding young soccer players or adults who want to improve their golf game. Amenities abound, too?parents can enjoy the convenience of a childcare room, and visitors can take advantage of the smoothie bar and locker rooms complete with towel service, which means members are welcome to take as many towels as they need to build a workout fort.
You wouldn't know it by looking, but CrossFit Superfly's beginnings were humble. Today, modern rowing machines, a complete rack, and barbells by the dozen populate the space, but Superfly's origins can be found in a simple garage with some space heaters and a tree stump. Brian Miller and his crew of coaches fought to make their dream a reality, and today the gym espouses the tenets of CrossFit to legions of elite athletes, mothers, grandfathers, international tree-stump enthusiasts, and everyone in between. Every participant benefits from CrossFit's scalable workouts, designed to breed a high degree of fitness across a number of domains?among them endurance, strength, power, and speed?all of which can pay dividends elsewhere in life.
Equipment: Rogue Fitness equipment, rowers, wall balls, bar bells, kettlebells
Students should bring: yourself
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: they are in the perfect place to get started, they don't need to be any more fit
The trainers at CrossFit 1809 prescribe only the medicine that they themselves take?CrossFit. "Our head coach Seneca lost 100 pounds and changed his life," says the owner. Now Seneca and team share that success with new students from all walks of life. They draw from weight-lifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and other schools of movement to help clients sculpt their bodies.
According to the owner, though, fitness isn't the only thing they offer; they also boast a great community. "[The] cool thing about CrossFit1809 is that people from all walks of life come together and hit the same workout."
Inside CrossFit Cornerstone, you won't find rows of weight machines and treadmills. Instead, you'll see sand bags, gymnastics rings, and other nontraditional gear. But the most vital piece of fitness equipment in a CrossFit workout is you. And the motivational trainers work to make fit-seekers of all ages and fitness levels successful during their high-intensity workouts, whether they're just starting out or highly experienced.
Their workouts are designed to increase patrons' functional fitness, meaning that they'll perform squats to help tackle flights of stairs or heave bags of sand to help heave bags of sand. And no two workouts are alike in an effort to keep participants engaged, while also working different groups of muscles. As the sweat-inducing routines progress, fellow classmates cheer one another on, building camaraderie that also serves to instill a sense of accountability, which keeps everyone coming back for more.