At CrossFit Copley, trainers with a combined 35 years of experience lead exhilarating CrossFit Basics courses, showing novices the ropes and introducing them to more advanced exercises. Workouts can be tailored to each individual's level of fitness and workout experience, and the program is designed to motivate clients to give their all every day.
After fighting weight gain throughout her life, Tonya Garner realized that what she needed was a dance party. She salsa'd her way into Zumba's cardio-dance routines, and after six months she had shuffled off 40 pounds. Now, at 45 years old and nearly 105 pounds lighter than when she started, the licensed Zumba instructor choreographs similar transformations for her clients. Not to be outdone, big sister Shonnie soon seized the chance to work her own groove as a licensed Zumba instructor. Now together, the sister-duo helps guides others along on their weight-loss journey.
Fueled by rhythmic music from around the world, one-hour workouts melt off calories with low-impact choreography inspired by salsas and tangos. Heart rates rise as arms wave and hips swivel, helping students of all fitness levels boost endurance and energy. Instead of spawning cutthroat beatboxing tournaments, a supportive atmosphere kindles friendships among participants and a sense of community within each class. Alternatively, Tonya uses her licensed Bokwa instruction to teach cardio-packed Bokwa classes which are designed for all ages and dancing skill levels, and challenge participants to use their feet to trace numbers and letters in energizing workouts.
Equipment: TRX, free weights, kettle bells, battle ropes, speed and agility equipment
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come through the door with a personal goal in mind to achieve at each session.