Kettlebells and dumbbells line the walls. Giant tractor tires are scattered across the entrance. Thick yellow ropes dangle from the ceiling. In this bare-bones gym, trainers use this equipment and more during intense CrossFit classes. Workouts change daily to avoid repetition and keep exercisers motivated, and feature a slew of everyday movements. CrossFit preps participants for all manner of physical activity, sculpting all muscle groups to enhance speed, power, agility, and balance.
With numerous certifications in exercise, a degree in sports exercise science, and an accreditation in CrossFit Level 1, head coach Chase Brendle knows his stuff. He puts that experience to good use, imparting the intense, functional-movement exercises of CrossFit during classes designed to work out all muscle groups. It’s a system that also prepares participants to safely accomplish all kinds of activities, from athletic pursuits to such daily exertions as hauling in groceries from the car. Besides the daily workout, which changes each session to avoid the boredom of repetition, Chase also stresses the importance of nutrition as part of the CrossFit system.
We are a 30,000 square foot club that has been remodeled to fit all levels of our members' fitness needs, we are also the only club in South Florida with private TV and IPOD connections on all of our cardio machines. (never be bored doing cardio again)
The martial-arts masters at Elite Force Martial Arts help kids and adults employ practical self-defense tactics while shedding calories. Through a lineup of muay thai, Israeli self-defense, and kickboxing classes, instructors foster an upbeat environment as they guide students through rigorous 45-minute sessions in a variety of styles, each designed to boost confidence and strengthen limbs.
At MimsFit, certified personal trainer Chris Mims nudges exercisers toward their fitness goals during boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. Whether his clients want to lose weight, build strength, or run through the grocery without being caught by the store manager, Mims’s full-body workouts include body-weight, kettlebell, rope, tire, and sledgehammer exercises. To fortify newly formed muscles, Mims also sheds light on what to eat during nutritional-counseling sit-downs.
Broward Dance Academy offers excellent technique training in a warm, encouraging environment. BDA trains students of all ages and levels in many different styles of dance. Classes start as young as 2 years old and continue through to adult technique and professional classes. Zumba, Stretch, and Adult Fitness also available.