Monkey bars, tires, and rings take the place of modern gym equipment inside the stripped-down garage-like facility, where patrons of all shapes and sizes power through the gym's total-body strength and conditioning regimen. The Crossfit technique combines functional movements with spurts of intense exercise to improve agility, balance, coordination, and muscle strength. Each coach's inclusive approach to physical fitness can be tailored to suit each individual's ability level to cater both to serious athletes looking to improve their sports performance and grandparents who need to bolster kid-squeezing biceps.
Equipment: Bench press, squat racks, kettlebells, ab mats, sand bags, pull up bars
Students should bring: Water bottle, shoes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: The training takes place in an at home fitness studio and class sizes range from 5 to 15 students.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We found that when most people do fitness in a personal training setting, with just them an the trainer one-on-one they are more likely to give up. But when you do personal fitness in a small group setting, people are more likely to continue. They hold each other accountable and develop friendships with people that have the same goals in mind
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
We have had several clients loose over 100 pounds.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
We believe in a positive environment. We workout as a team and encourage each other to do our best.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This is personal group training. Classes are held in an a home environment [and] range [in size] from five to 15 people to ensure that everyone gets the best possible fitness experience.
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