Led by a co-ed team of experienced coaches, Crossfit South Bend cultivates a supportive community of fitness seekers. Designed by exercise expert Greg Glassman, Crossfit aims to get bodies into shape with a system of constantly changing functional movements, such as pushing, pulling, running, or levitating, all executed at a high intensity.
After meeting with a trainer to discuss goals and physical condition, students ease into the program through the on-ramp course, laboring through increasingly difficult exercises while paving the way for chiseled physiques. Once initiated, clients leap headlong into a packed schedule of group sessions, heaving kettlebells and flipping tires, or even representing Crossfit South Bend in sports and strength contests.
One-size-fits-all workouts and impersonal training techniques aren't a part of Rix 3602 Fitness's exercise philosophy. Owner Rick Freeman and his experienced trainers cater to the needs of beginners as well as competitive athletes with supportive, small-group classes that help individuals work toward their fitness goals. Classes range from cardio-intensive regimens to strength-training sessions, and the trainers use kettlebells, jump ropes, and other basic equipment to design challenging yet accessible workouts. By capping attendance at 15 students for all group classes, the instructors are better able to provide personalized guidance to help clients reach their peak physical fitness over time.
At Wayne's Keyboard Studio, the emphasis is on recreational music making as opposed to classical training. During social group classes, new musicians, including kids and adults, learn the songs that they actually want to play by picking up skills such as reading music. Students don't have to worry about bringing their own instruments, as the studio provides keyboards, pianos, and organs to tickle.