Rows of kettlebells, barbells, giant tires, and climbing ropes fill the inside of Warrior CrossFit. Each piece of equipment was carefully selected for its ability to mimic functional fitness?the epitome of the CrossFit workout. In addition to creating new exercises daily, certified CrossFit coaches oversee the fitness sessions, making sure every squat, pull-up, and Gatorade break is being executed with proper form. This sort of hands-on coaching allows members to safely improve their strength, flexibility, endurance, and metabolic conditioning.
The coaches at Fit2Live—which include a former college-football conditioning coach and certified personal trainers—have watched more than 411 of their members lose more than 5,791 pounds as they went from leading a sedentary lifestyle to running a road race, competing in a triathlon, or completing a Tough Mudder. The motivating crew leads adult fitness programs including highly varied CrossFit classes and workouts designed specifically for men or women.
Pro-Fit Gym founder and athletic-development coach Aaron Larmore, whose clients have included a world-champion boxer and three professional baseball players, forges performance-enhancing programs for adults and young sports enthusiasts. Aaron's fitness values stem from his time at the Russian Kettlebell Challenges and the International Youth Conditioning Association. His belief in motivating patrons through camaraderie and goal-based exercise plans created a community centered around high-energy, engaging workouts. Alongside his wife and Pro-Fit's credentialed coaches, Aaron oversees preseason athletic camps, adult fitness classes, and personal-training sessions that push patrons toward their physical peaks. Furthering patrons' general wellness, custom nutrition plans team up with gym routines, and one-on-one assessments with personal fitness coaches ensure that guests aren't sending a scarecrow stunt double to class. Pro-Fit's specialized training days can also prime participants for mainstream races, including the Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, and Spartan Race.
CrossFit Philia pushes its clients toward whole-body health and well-being with a training regimen that's designed to challenge students regardless of their age, ability, or fitness level. CrossFit workouts combine functional exercises such as weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio work into each 60-minute session, improving strength, stamina, flexibility, speed, and agility. Although every person will be performing the same exercises during class, individuals can tailor the load and intensity of each exercise to a challenging yet appropriate level of difficulty. Safety is a paramount concern at the gym, so the coaches monitor each person's form and technique, breaking bad habits that can increase the risk of injury. Aside from CrossFit, the gym also hosts indoor cycling classes designed to get pulses racing.
At CrossFit The Challenge, coach Andy Janzen—a former member of the German national baseball team—brings to every workout a passion for fitness and a wealth of experience. Through CrossFit's combination of weightlifting, gymnastics, and speed and conditioning, students can get in shape and leg-wrestle their limitations into submission. The high-intensity sessions strengthen muscles and burn fat through functional movements, building agility, stamina, and power with an ever-changing regimen of Workouts of the Day. Rather than wasting time on treadmills or navigating complicated weight machines, students tackle individually tailored, scalable workouts that train muscles for the rigors of everyday activity through squats, pushups, rowing, sprints, and presses.
Each workout at CrossFit 2.2 is designed to help people improve their endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility, and balance. The coaches help members attain this goal by carefully crafting new workouts each day that use easily tailorable exercises steeped in functional movements. During any given hour-long workout, people may grunt their way through Olympic-style weightlifting, swing kettlebells, flip giant tires, climb ropes, and jump onto plyometric boxes. CrossFit 2.2 also keeps open gym hours so people can perfect their form on their own time.