At Cloud 9 CrossFit, owner Chuck Makatura and his team of fellow CrossFit Level 1–certified coaches pay little attention to isolation movements such as bicep curls and leg extensions. Instead, they focus on functional movements such as pull-ups, squats, box jumps, rope climbs, and dead lifts. The minimalistic exercises regularly make cameos in the studio's Workout of the Day, an intense, varied series of exercises designed to build strength and increase heart rate, or the rate at which your heart falls in love.
Walking into CrossFit Lehigh Valley for the first time, visitors are bound to notice some differences compared to other, "normal" gyms. For one, CrossFit Lehigh Valley doesn't have any mirrors, or fancy equipment, or egos. That's because the facility views itself as a community where members come together to push and support each other to the next level—a similar process that sparks lifelong friendships in mosh pits. Coaches guide the way through every intense, varied exercise, and a different workout every day challenges individuals to improve on their progress from previous days. The facility boasts over 10,000 square feet of space with supplemental amenities including locker rooms and showers.
HealthQuest Fitness wants to help everyone from toddlers to seniors get healthy and in shape. Its fitness programs incorporate sports such as basketball and volleyball, and group workouts include dance, gymnastics, and martial arts. An outdoor pool with a water slide, an indoor pool, and swim lessons encourage underwater exploration, and kids' classes bring the excitement of physical activity to younger generations.
A boutique style gym that utilizes small group personal training that centers on improving members' well-being through effective and authentic training methods. Designed for all fitness levels and guaranteed to make a serious impact on your fitness, health and happiness.
CrossFit J Town's roster of coaches reads like a who's who of fitness. The team holds a fist-full of credentials—one is an AFAA–certified personal trainer, one is a US Marine Corps black-belt instructor, and another has taught kickboxing for the last 10 years. Together, they turn everyday citizens into muscle-bound fitness machines with a range of CrossFit programs. Ramp Training acquaints first-timers with CrossFit's basic moves, Falcon Fit helps exercisers target specific fitness goals, and personal training draws up customized routines for clients. However, most of their time is spent on CrossFit's signature Workout of the Day. During the constantly changing routines, the trainers turn patrons loose on the 1,500-square-foot facility, guiding them through the characteristic dead-lifts, squats, and pie-eating contests.
There are pallets on the padded floor stacked with weights. In the middle of the room, a functional rig is adorned with resistance bands, gymnastics rings, and pull-up bars. Lines of kettlebells, rowers, and medicine balls add to the back-to-basics ensemble that Chrono CrossFit employs. Under supervision of certified coaches, participants use that equipment and more during workouts that feature functional movements performed at a high intensity. Exercises are changed up daily, avoiding workout ruts while constantly challenging different muscle groups throughout the body instead of using isolation machines. To give everyone the opportunity to achieve their goals, no matter age or skill level, they also scale each workout to individual needs. For those seeking an extra edge to complement CrossFit routines, they also offer personal coaching, an on-site certified holistic life coach, and small-group training sessions.