All or Nothing’s trainers go all out to foster an energetic, upbeat environment where those of all fitness levels can bolster strength, agility, and stamina through the CrossFit system. They subscribe to the method because of its efficacy and efficiency, as each intense daily workout employs all muscle groups for total-body fitness. Exercises are based on functional, everyday movements and utilize a variety of equipment, including weights, plyometric boxes, and gymnastics rings. And because of the functional movements and varied exercises, they can prep their charges to safely master all manner of physical activities, from sports to daily chores.
Olympic-style lifts require perfect coordination and balance. You have to lift the barbell rapidly and—at the right moment—push yourself under to catch it. The trainers at Westside CrossFit love this exercise because it emphasizes much of what CrossFit classes are about: several components coming together to produce a multifaceted result. As its name suggests, CrossFit isn't limited to a single exercise. Trainers continually vary their workouts, incorporating elements from rowing, running, boot camps, gymnastics, and other sports. With these routines, they help exercisers hone 10 specific physical skills, including strength, balance, and manual car towing. But it's the sense of community that really makes Westside's workouts unique, as trainers and exercisers work together and cheer on one another as they finish each set.
At CrossFit FerVor, there’s no distinction between gym newbies and those in fighting shape when it comes to which class they take. CrossFit regimens—replete with moves such as handstands, pull-ups, and Olympic lifts—scale to exercisers of all stripes. And coaches Chuck and Melissa Swain know how to motivate each participant through each session, as the husband-and-wife duo used CrossFit themselves to get back into shape.
The roster of certified trainers at CrossFit G6 includes a former collegiate baseball and football player, a former US Army combat medic, and a former figure and bikini model, all of whom have had their lives transformed by CrossFit. At CrossFit G6, they lead a different Workout of the Day—WOD—every day based on CrossFit’s philosophy of varied, functional fitness. The WOD is never the same but will often incorporate moves such as running, weightlifting, rowing, pull-ups and other body-weight exercises, kettlebell training, and gymnastics-inspired exercises such as dips on suspended rings.
CrossFit workouts have a reputation for intensity. However, the trainers of CrossFit White Rock temper their workouts with a simple, friendly philosophy: fitness for everybody. To make sure each client can participate and stay healthy, they hold regular CrossFit Elements classes, focusing on teaching clients the proper techniques and movements of their CrossFit workouts. Once students have mastered the basics, they move on to the main event. During these ever-changing daily workouts, the trainers push their charges to run, lift weights, jump, and haul heavy loads, transforming their bodies into fit machines ready to take down actual robots in the inevitable Robot Rebellion of 2021.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
At CrossFit Bullseye, head coach Tommy Dunaway draws on his CrossFit certification and experience training US Marines to help athletes achieve their fitness and wellness goals. He and his team of certified trainers design new workouts every day that incorporate varied functional movements from CrossFit’s repertoire. Though the workouts always change, it’s not uncommon to see members performing intense exercises that range from weightlifting and kettlebell training to running, rowing, and bodyweight exercises such as pushups and pull-ups.