Being a successful natural bodybuilder was only the beginning of a fitness journey that led Cast Iron CrossFit owner Matt Franco toward a deeper, biological understanding of how exercise and dieting affect our bodies. Franco obtained a degree in biology from Binghamton University and went on to study Nuclear Medical Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology, working in the healthcare industry for many years before discovering CrossFit. With its simple, ever-changing movements, CrossFit tied in perfectly to what he'd learned about having to constantly challenge and surprise the body in order to achieve results and his passion for helping others find the most effective way to get fit and healthy.
His newfound love for CrossFit inspired Matt to open his own studio which today operates out of an expansive 3,000-square-foot facility. At Cast Iron CrossFit, workouts strip away everything but the essentials. With the Cast Iron CrossFit Unloaded classes, students can get the benefits of CrossFit, but without the heavy lifting or tire throwing. Matt teaches movements designed using the principles of body mechanics. Just like the classes Matt took once upon a time, the workouts can be customized to challenge both beginners and seasoned athletes, and the exercises increase in difficulty and intensity over time. In a supportive class environment, students master Olympic lifts, body-weight exercises, and plyometrics as they build toned, lean, lithe bodies.
A good MMA fighter appreciates the importance of balance?a false move on the mat can signify the end of a tournament, whereas a stable hold can ensure one?s victory. At American Top Team West Palm Beach, instructors cover these aspects of grappling in a variety of classes. Marcos ?Parrumpinha? Da Matta, a fourth-degree black belt and winner of several championships, demonstrates the joint locks and chokeholds of Brazilian jujitsu. Students can also learn the jabs and kicks of muay thai kickboxing, which also come in handy for creating air-circulation holes in your house?s walls.
Finally, whether they are promoting confidence during children's classes or pushing a client to complete a challenging CrossFit WOD, the staff prioritizes emotional balance. Its lessons include equal parts passion and control, stressing safety and discipline in addition to positive energy.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? We offer a training staff who has been CrossFit training for over eight years, including trainers who have made it to the CrossFit Games Regionals. You will not find trainers with just one year of experience in our box.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged? We have a great staff who offer individual cues, support, and motivation throughout your workout
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? There was a hole in the community that needed experienced trainers to fill it.
What do you love most about your job? Seeing the success of our athletes and watching them grow in confidence and strength.
The trainers at CrossFit Wild are determined to make the CrossFit system accessible to everyone of all fitness levels, as it can be scaled and customized to suit all levels, from elite athlete to someone brand new to the world of fitness. Exercising with friends allows you to morally support each other and trainers also offer continuous encouragement during intense sessions of ever-changing daily workouts that utilize functional-movement exercises, such as tossing medicine balls, jumping on and off plyometric boxes, and lifting weights. It?s a system, too, that rewards participants with enhanced agility, strength, and speed while prepping them for all work, sports, and daily activities.
CrossFit CityPlace uses the CrossFit system for the same reason many military, police, and athletic organizations use it—to prepare for every kind of physical activity. The workouts accomplish that by using a series of intense, varied functional movements, such as lifting, pushing, and pulling. There’s also plenty of running, squatting, and bending—all movements designed to sculpt every muscle group while enhancing agility, speed, and power. They also appreciate the method for its group mentality, as coaches and students alike inspire and motivate each other through each daily workout. And to keep everyone engaged, they also change routines each session.
In their 6,000-square-foot gym, the certified coaches at The CrossFit Squad lead classes through a series of daily workouts designed to work all muscle groups in a single session. They change up the routine each day to prevent the boredom of repetition, and since the CrossFit system employs functional movements in exercises, they prepare participants for all physical activities?from sports to work to daily chores. To accommodate their members, the gym is equipped with showers, as well as a kids? room so parents can bring their little ones with them.