A CrossFit devotee since 2007, head coach Kevin Foley leads a team of fitness instructors in motivating their students through reps of CrossFit’s functional exercises. They keep their classes interesting by centering each on a different workout of the day (WOD) designed to boost endurance, flexibility, strength, agility, and all-around fitness.
At CrossFit Seekonk, instructors spur groups of students through intense, ever-changing rounds of CrossFit. The facility breaks beginners in slowly, allowing them to advance through different workout levels at their own pace. Typically, classes begin with a thorough warm-up, followed by a high-energy Workout of the Day (WOD) built around a variety of functional movements. Many of those movements utilize the facility's equipment, which includes climbing ropes, rings, and plenty of weights.
At Heritage CrossFit, instructors push exercisers to new levels of fitness, leading them through functional exercises and high-intensity workouts. Exercises can be tailored to suit clients at all levels of fitness, and each session includes a warm-up and a cooldown to help avoid injury.
Prior to opening CrossFit No Exceptions, Aaron Taylor served four years in the Air Force, then went on to receive a degree from the FLETA Federal Police Academy. Suffice it to say he knows a physically demanding challenge when he sees one. CrossFit's workout of the day is exactly that—an intense series of functional exercises—such as burpess, cleans, and squats—that changes daily to keep trainees on their toes. Despite the challeging routines, the exercises can be tailored so they can be performed by nearly anyone, and Taylor and his team also lead introductory OnRamp classes seven days a week to acquaint newbies with the CrossFit fundamentals.
Rather than having members continually saddle ellipticals and stare at plasma TV screens, Fitt 101 keeps bodies and minds engaged with a versatile regimen of cross-training, CrossFit, boxing, and cycling. Fitness experts guide newcomers through the 5,200-square-foot facility, building workout routines based on each client's specific needs. Trainees hoist barbells, toss medicine balls, leap on plyo boxes, and stretch resistance bands, burning fat while building lean, strong muscle.
The moves taught at CrossFit B.A.M.F. aim to make everyday tasks easier, whether it’s reaching a high shelf or carrying heavy groceries. That’s because each workout revolves around functional movements, such as shoulder presses and squats, that hone pre-existing ranges of motion while toning the body. CrossFit workouts scale to exercisers of all skill levels, and CrossFit B.A.M.F. provides a complimentary introductory class for first-timers.