A portmanteau of the surnames of founders Ian Hardin and Derek Batman, Hardbat CrossFit more than lives up to its tough-sounding moniker. Hardin and Batman combine the principles of CrossFit, which emphasize ever-changing workouts of cardio and lifting exercises, with a scientific focus on nutrition and technique to craft intense, adaptable fitness programs. Their crew of passionate trainers draws skills from diverse backgrounds, from Christina Ruggiero's career as a lifeguard and an award-winning collegiate swimmer to Hardin's degree in exercise science and resumé of fitness certifications. Whether sweating through one-hour boot camps or tackling the CrossFit workout of the day, Hardbat's students perform exercises that blend intensity and functionality, such as Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and python wrestling.
At CrossFit Hatem, exercisers row, dead lift, squat, and sprint their way to improved overall health. An ever-changing array of functional movements form the basis for each workout-of-the-day, all performed at a very high intensity to breed a broad base of general fitness. Each day consists of a different assortment of exercises that chases away flab and helps individuals perform better in everyday life experiences, such as wrestling the Christmas tree. As you pump out reps, the certified coaches keep an eye on safe technique and join in the chorus of encouragement offered by members.
CrossFit Inspire prides itself on the fact that it is not a gym. Inside, you won’t find any mirrors or fancy machines that spit out handfuls of protein powder when you use them. Instead, you’ll find a community of like-minded people pushing each other through physical challenges during various CrossFit workouts and other group classes, including yoga and kickboxing. Input from the facility’s coaches go a long way to create a welcoming, attitude-free environment. They share their wisdom during group classes, as well as through nutritional counseling and one-on-one personal training sessions.
Mike Bradley used to coach from the sidelines of high school football games. Now, he coaches exercisers at Crossfit Elation. Instead of X's and O's, he and CrossFit Level 1-certified instructor Sue McClain design a game plan around CrossFit's functional exercises, creating ever-changing daily workouts that might include everything from pull-ups to squats to dead lifts.
Frontline CrossFit’s certified instructors each cherish different movements: the clean and jerk, overhead squat, and anything gymnastics, respectively. Through challenging yet rewarding workouts, the trio leverages its ample experience—from training soldiers to studying krav maga—to help students exceed personal goals, regardless of their physical fitness level. They design regimens of plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell workouts to help their pupils lift, sweat, lunge, and flex their way to glory, all with the support of a community of like-minded athletes. CrossFit's system of universal scalability and high-intensity workouts helps practitioners from all backgrounds look and feel their best, whether they're sedentary office workers or have physically demanding jobs such as soldier, firefighter, or tugboat.
Between the gym walls, people are flipping tractor tires end to end, throwing medicine balls around, and jumping on and off tall wooden boxes. It may sound chaotic, but there’s a method to the madness and CrossFit Fort Washington's instructors make sure that method means a full-body workout. The staff fosters a tight-knit community as they shepherd classes through challenging workouts of the day (or WODs) such as pushups, inchworms, reverse scorpions, box jumps, and extreme high-fives. Using functional movements and an assortment of equipment, regular bouts of high-intensity exercise tone complete physiques through a mix of weight training, simple gymnastics, and cardio exercises.