Tampa CrossBoot's trainers invite students of all body types, skill levels, and ages to take control of their health through positive, team-centric outdoor workout camps. During classes, pupils employ a mix of cross-training and boot-camp techniques to boost speed, balance, functional strength, and agility, all the skills needed to become the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Workouts take place in nearby parks and green spaces so exercisers can breathe in fresh air as they burn off excess calories. Regimens allow participants to train at their own paces, scaling upward in difficulty as they introduce their muscles and cardiovascular systems to new, healthy challenges.
At CrossFit Manta Ray, students join a community of coaches and exercise aficionados all working towards the same goal: a stronger, healthier body. Coaches and co-owners Sebastian Albors and Chris Zamudio draw from a passion for fitness and loads of experience in their field to help trainees of all body types and levels. Through group training, nutritional guidance, one-on-one workouts, or Olympic weightlifting classes, participants strengthen their muscles and build up superhuman endurance. Unlike boring bouts on a treadmill or inside a giant hamster wheel, CrossFit regimens challenge minds and bodies with an ever-changing array of intense exercises, such as running, jumping, weightlifting, and rowing, all designed to deliver maximum results and prevent exercise plateaus.
CrossFit Tecnica’s [coaches][http://www.crossfittecnica.com/coaches] liken themselves to a family—a clan that grows with each person who walks through the door and picks up a barbell. These professionals, who include former members of the US Army and Air Force, certified Olympic lifting trainers, and elite-level athletes, ease neophytes into the world of CrossFit with an On Ramp program that teaches the basic techniques of weight lifting and tire flips. They work together to whip bodies into peak shape and, if the students desire, prepare them for CrossFit competitions that pit their skills against others across the country. In doing so, participants work out at a gym as fuss-free as the workouts, with chalkboard walls that surround rings, boxes, and kettlebells and display the best results of each trainee.
Clients at CrossFit DPC have a knack for the unconventional—rowing, tire flipping, and dips on suspended rings are just a few exercises they might perform during a workout. Trainers blend these moves with other fitness disciplines such as plyometrics, weightlifting, and interval training to create a different Workout of the Day, or WOD, each day. Designed to promote variable, functional fitness, instructors can scale the workouts by experience level so that beginner, intermediate, and elite athletes can all participate.
At CrossFit 19North, exercisers cycle through six-week sessions of muscle-exhausting workouts of the day. Each day presents a two-fold routine consisting of barbell strength training and metabolic conditioning. Trainers vary the load, duration, and movement in workouts to keep muscles changing at a consistently rapid pace, no matter where their clients begin on the fitness spectrum.
A 15-year member of the US Army, Jose Martinez first discovered CrossFit at the US Army's Infantry Basic Officer Course. He found himself instantly drawn in by the mental and physical challenge of the exercise form and began to pursue it regularly. Soon, he earned a certification as a Level 1 CrossFit trainer and opened his own gym, CrossFit Emanation, where he shares the ever-mutating regimen with his students.