Sports Barn's mammoth and diverse schedule of more than 120 weekly group classes leaves little room for excuses. Nationally certified instructors, including a former triathlete and a six-sigma black belt, teach just about every type of fitness class imaginable—from high-energy kickboxing and dance aerobics to mind-centering yoga and Pilates—for people of any experience level. Students challenge multiple muscle groups in high-intensity, low-impact CRCTBRKR (or Circuit Breaker) classes, which melt calories with strength training and compound-joint exercises. To further direct guests toward their weight-loss goals, an on-staff dietitian and attentive personal trainers devise personalized programs and custom-fitting donut-proof vests.
Among other amenities, the centers boast an indoor pool and two heated outdoor pools. Patrons can relax after their workouts in a hot tub or sauna, or book a soothing massage.
From spacious locker rooms to family-friendly facilities, BodyPlex gyms are built to take the stress out of working out. Fitness machines ranging from cardio equipment to free-motion systems beckon those familiar with the gym scene to jump right into a regime. Newcomers need not stress about a learning curve, as personal instructors power walk the grounds, ready to give one-on-one instruction with an appointment. To ease the workout worries of parents, enthusiastic staff members man the gym's onsite Kidsplex, a youth-focused playroom stocked with crafts, toys, and two different video-game systems. Additionally, those who achieve their best when with like-minded people can break a sweat and their personal fist-bump record in one of the gym's daily fitness classes.
Starting a new workout regimen can be intimidating. That's where the professionals at CrossFit Cherokee come in. According to level-one-certified trainer Lori, the staff cheers on students of all stripes, irrespective of their skill or experience levels. Lori is just one of eight dedicated instructors at CrossFit Cherokee. They have a variety of backgrounds, but they all share a passion for their own fitness as well as their students’ fitness. They leverage the CrossFit program to help participants get in shape during constantly changing sessions. Their classes incorporate new moves each time to keep things interesting and prevent boredom; this mix might include chin-ups, 400-meter runs, and back squats.
The team also assists new members by creating diets and 30-day workout plans as well as posting notes of encouragement on their blog. Instructors rotate leading classes—like when a high-school math teacher teaches bio, and the bio teacher teaches how much mRNA is in a dumbbell.
CrossFit Bridgemill?s coaches want to be sure every client gets the most of of their CrossFit workout. So they tailor their group classes to keep each student challenged, regardless of fitness level. Workouts encompass the basics of CrossFit: Olympic-style weightlifting, gymnastics, and plyometric exercises. And each day yields a new workout, so students?and their muscles?don't grow bored of the same routine. Each day at the gym finds people swinging kettlebells, sweating it out on rowing machines, and flipping Micro Machine tires.
The expert coaches and instructors at CrossFit Yin Yang lead students of all fitness levels through intense, ever-changing workouts in a state-of-the-art facility. They use unconventional means to achieve full-body fitness—burpees, weightlifting, rowing through drying cement—during all-inclusive training and classes. Classes are offered seven days a week and can be scaled to accommodate any skill level. Monthly one-on-one progress evaluations and body composition analysis are also available.
CrossFit Xiphos sculpts bodies and builds muscles through high-intensity workouts based upon varied functional movements. Coaches guide everyone from elite athletes to novices through weightlifting, tire-flipping, kettlebell, and gymnastics-based exercises.