The mind isn’t the only body part that grows bored with repetition. Muscles also need constant variation to grow and function properly, and few workouts provide this variation more than CrossFit, an intense exercise program that engages muscles with a series of functional movements. In fact, “engagement” is a good word to describe the entire philosophy behind CrossFit. The program’s instructors do everything in their power to keep participants engaged, motivated, and working so hard that boredom is no longer an option.
All of this is evident at CrossFit MNC gym, where participants push and pull weighted sleds, hold themselves high on gymnastics rings, and flip over tractor tires on a daily basis. Instructors stand by to offer instruction and shouts of encouragement as participants raise their chins aloft during pull-ups or head outside to fling cars across the parking lot. The gym’s ever-changing workouts blend gymnastics, running, rowing, and weightlifting—all of which are customized to suit individual levels of fitness.
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, as well as a certified coach for CrossFit Kids. 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.
True to the gym's motto—"We pick stuff up and put it down"—CrossFit Strength builds powerful, sinewy bodies with simple, yet intense workouts. Certified, award-winning trainers Stephanie and Tony DiLiegro take new and experienced students under their wings, guiding them through a series of rotating daily workouts based on strength- and resistance-training techniques. Eschewing the weight machines and treadmills of globo gyms, CrossFit Strength hones and tones muscles through functional movements such as squats, pull-ups, dead lifts, and teleports.
South Charlotte Crossfit is more than just a gym. Instead of leaving visitors to work out on their own, the team of instructors—including former athletes and two competitive-weightlifting coaches—fosters a supportive community spirit by embracing CrossFit’s group fitness regimen. The highly varied sessions provide full-body workouts by combining a variety of functional exercises, which can incorporate everything from medicine balls and chin-ups to free weights and sprints. To ensure that attendees safely push themselves while still getting suitably challenging workouts, the instructors allow each member of the class to either modify or intensify the exercises to complement their capabilities and fitness levels.
At CrossFit QC, dedicated instructors lead students through a highly varied strength and conditioning program based on functional movements. The workouts include a combination of running, jumping, squatting, lifting, and climbing exercises, ideal for total-body fitness or preparing to run from a pack of monkeys. All students begin with an assessment so that instructors can work to place students in levels that are appropriate for their own workout goals and fitness ability. When students are not toning their bodies at the gym, they can visit the Coach’s Corner on the website to find further information and inspiration to lead fit and healthy lives.
As illustrated throughout the photo albums on their Facebook page, the trainers at CrossFit SouthEnd are all about a diverse workout. They push students through myriad exercises, from world-class lifts and pull-ups to classic sprints and kettlebell lifts. Each session incorporates a wide array of training modalities that utilize full-body, functional movements to craft a high-intensity workout program that is different every day. To prevent injury during the intense, one-hour workouts, trainers make sure to teach students proper form, such as keeping the lower back tight during dead lifts or keeping the pinkies up during British sit-ups.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive.