CrossFit Moose Jaw's owner—CrossFit Level One–certified trainer Sharleen Froats—leads similar workouts to those used by special ops units, servicemen, and mixed martial artists. CrossFit jolts the body from the comfort of routine with peals from hidden kazoos and ever-changing workouts that can be scaled to fit any fitness level. The On-Ramp program lays the foundation of CrossFit in four one-hour classes that cover primary exercises along with CrossFit's approach to metabolism and nutrition. After completing On-Ramp, participants summon sweat in open classes, which draw upon such moves as Olympic lifts, kettlebell routines, pull-ups, and squats. Froats encourages clients to track results so they can see improvements in strength, energy, stamina, confidence, and ability to carry broken-down cars via piggyback.
CrossFit Twenty eschews the comfort of routine exercise in favour of a dynamic, inclusive approach that combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and agility training to create real-world fitness training. Three one-hour On-Ramp classes ($75) introduce the basics of CrossFit, covering core movements, nutrition, mental preparation, and current trends in fitness tattoos. Students then transform brainy knowledge into bodily action with a punch card for 10 fat-slashing, muscle-building classes ($135) including the workout of the day (WOD), scaled to each participant's fitness level. Certified trainers orchestrate up to seven daily fitness sessions, each limited to five participants to ensure one-on-one attention and effective human pyramiding. CrossFit Twenty shares space with Moose Jaw Athletics & Olympic Weightlifting Club, a power lifting and Olympic lifting gym, which gives participants access to a fitness toy box filled with tires to flip, sledgehammers to swing, bands to stretch, and boxes to intricately wrap and unwrap one-handed.
Named after a storied region which natives valued as a place of restoration, Turtle Island approaches health through integrative alternative therapies, including yoga. Specializing in restorative yoga flows, Turtle Island's instructors centre breath and unlock hidden levels in the video game of the subconscious through dynamic poses done in spine-elongating sequences. One-hour classes held Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Fridays at noon maintain small class sizes, providing ample space to accommodate each participant's metaphysical body.
Chronicled in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, competitive powerlifter Rhaea Fowler won the 84 kg+ division gold title in the 2011 IPF Junior World Championships in addition to boasting CanFitPro certification and 10 years of lifting expertise. A consultation and assessment gauges current health before Rhaea designs a workout regimen catered to individual fitness level, goals, and affinity for grunting. Rhaea might employ the use of free-weights and kettlebells, dangle physiques from TRX Suspension equipment for resistance moves, or set legs arcing aboard stationary bikes. The training centre's private atmosphere ensures an arena free from prying eyes and minimal-water-fountain wait time.