Cardio. Strength. Speed. Flexibility. At CrossFit Revel, they lead programs that enhance all these things as well as accuracy, coordination, agility, balance, and power. During classes, certified coaches challenge their students to perform functional movements at a high intensity. They change routines daily to stave off boredom and prevent muscles from plateauing. Equipment used during routines varies, as well. Tractor tires, kettlebells, heavy ropes, and weighted sleds are all fair game. With all the elements, exercises, and equipment, their system also readies participants for every kind of physical activity imaginable.
Although the sessions at Kong CrossFit change every day, there's a method behind the madness. Each group-fitness class is designed to provide a well-rounded workout scalable to each individual's capabilities. To encourage accessibility, the gym's seasoned trainers sit down with newcomers for a fitness assessment before imparting the required workout wisdom to join group CrossFit sessions.
Jay Montanari's personal motto has always been "Hard Work," and at CrossFit Ridgefield, he makes hard work his profession. Students at his gym learn the high-intensity, functional moves that comprise CrossFit workouts, including squats, pull-ups, dead lifts, and push-presses. These ever-changing routines serve to improve practitioners' balance, speed, agility, flexibility, strength, and endurance.
Whereas most fitness classes simply require you show up, the CrossFit classes at Dynamic Athletics require you try out first. After completing an introductory on-ramp class, which teaches the basics of CrossFit in a two-week span, aspiring CrossFitters must be accepted for training by coaches Bill and Chris. Lucky for novices, acceptance is not based entirely on aptitude; coaches mostly look for commitment, drive, and humble attitudes. Those who possess all three are welcomed back for daily rounds of CrossFit.
Olympic weightlifting. Gymnastics. Metabolic conditioning. The workouts at either Brazen Athletics location may incorporate elements of these—as well as many other exercise styles—on a given day, keeping muscles guessing and participants engaged. The overall aim is a broad base and high degree of fitness, preparing CrossFitters to respond well to advancing age and falling pianos. An expert team of coaches describes and demonstrates every movement prior to class and constantly corrects form and movement throughout each workout with the goal to gain strength while safely executing movements.