When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
A functional-training studio staffed by experienced CrossFit coaches and former college athletes, Integrated Fitness Training transforms exercisers of all levels into fit, focused athletes. Barbells, gymnastics rings, and rowing machines welcome students to a 3,000-square-foot training floor, where they cultivate the type of strength and coordination they need to meet their fitness goals or slow-dance with a manatee. A variety of group fitness classes matches exercisers with boot camps, scalable CrossFit classes, and cardio-heavy kettlebell workouts. Like a pair of sharpied-on eyebrows, CrossFit workouts increase intensity, incorporating gymnastics-inspired moves such as burpees, muscle-ups, and handstand pushups.
Equipment: Lifting bars, bumper plates, pull-up bars, kettlebells
Students should bring: Workout clothes, water bottle, towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: We provide everyone with personal attention while in a supportive class setting.
Lindsey Hanlon, the owner of CrossFit Invigorate, ascended to the level of NCAA Division 1 National Qualifier in the breaststroke, which further fueled her passion for physical fitness. Now, at CrossFit Invigorate, she leads athletes and fitness disciples toward their fitness and wellness goals according to CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional strength. In their gym, which is referred to as the “Box,” classes sweat through a different Workout of the Day (WOD) each day. WODs are always different, but often include exercises that range from weightlifting and running to rowing, kettlebell training, and gymnastics-inspired exercises.
In Canonsburg CrossFit's 4,500-square-foot facility, certified trainers push their charges to the limits. Atop 3,000 square feet of indoor turf, they mix the training techniques of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio training. This combination, along with a system of functional movements, prepares their students for any physical activity imaginable. It also incinerates calories and sculpts muscle groups throughout the body. To complement the method, trainers also employ high-tech equipment. Their high-speed treadmill reaches speeds of 31 mph, and their whole-body vibration system activates muscle tissue to enhance workouts or rehabilitation.