In addition to his NASM certification, Jungle Gym Fitness Studio?s owner Jason Schaefer spent six years as the official trainer for Automotion, the Detroit Pistons dance team, helping him helm a gym where patrons can work out and express creativity in innovative classes. The bare-bones studio hosts indoor and outdoor boot camps as well as nightclub-inspired dance and boxing aerobics courses. Class sizes are limited to about 20 students to ensure each student gets ample attention and personalized technique tips. Along with group classes, instructors lend nutritional advice and assist patrons in training for races and sports-specific goals such as improving golf swings and preventing wrist injuries in ping-pong marathons.
The Life Time Turkey Day 5K jump-starts Thanksgiving celebrations with a healthy, full-body feast of exercise, with proceeds benefiting local food organizations. Starting on the world-famous Fremont Street, pavement stompers weave past the historic downtown vistas lining Las Vegas Boulevard, home to myriad celebrities, reality television shows, and retired slot machines. After coasting to a finish beneath the Fremont Street Experience, participants gather for a postrace party, where refreshments, music, and chances to win prizes from sponsors accompany huffs and puffs of accomplishment. Additionally, strollers are permitted during the race but must line up behind individual runners and must not be equipped with nitrous.
Master Your Body Fitness gives exercisers the power to take control over not just their appearances, but their lives. Owner Victor Oddo has spent a good chunk of his own life helping others realize their potential, and he’s used physical fitness as the vehicle to do so. At Master Your Body, Victor joins forces with personal trainer Marvin Hayoo to identify fitness problems and stomp them out on the spot. The duo offers one-on-one training sessions as well as intense group classes, including beginner martial arts, cardio kickboxing, and strength training. In the latter, students learn how to safely and properly perform powerlifting and Olympic exercises, whether they’re simply trying to build muscle or get strong enough to become a superhero who specializes in opening pickle jars.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Muddy Watters trail series fuses the tough terrain of trails, mud, and rivers into single 5-kilometer routes hindered by frequent stops for boot camp-style exercises. Along with three main races throughout the summer, several offshoot versions adapt the rules into new themes, such as a women-only run and a miniature, 1-mile scramble ideal for kids and 5,000-foot-long snails. Despite the tenacity of the courses, the slog pays off in more ways than one: beyond building character and doling out awards for the speediest participants, the race helps benefit local charities, which in the past have included Volunteers of America and the Alzheimer’s Assocation.
Jumping hurdles and bashing on a tire with a sledgehammer are two activities Coach Kevin uses to get his clients fit. He mixes these unconventional training tools into boot camps designed to improve virtually all aspects of fitness, from core strength to endurance. A devotee to any workout that works, Coach Kevin also fills his gym spaces with TRX suspension equipment, agility cones, ladders, and battling ropes.
Equipment: Barbells, Rowing Machines, Dumbells, Plyo Boxes, Kettlebells
Students should bring: Bottle of Water, Comfortable shoes, Towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Relax and just have fun, our classes are individual based and our scaled to each persons ability.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The key to our success in retaining and motivating clients is leadership. To be able to give the highest quality of service we rely on feedback. We can only be as good as our clients will help us be. We understand that people want to be heard and hear at First Generation CrossFit your voice matters. Our clients are our first priority and your feedback is taken in to consideration on every decision we make from baseline pricing to new equipment. Bottom line is your happiness is our goal.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
The biggest mistake we see with people trying to start an exercise program on there own is usually over-training. Too hard to fast. This leads to perpetual soreness and achy joints and tendons. Most people starting a new exercise program lack guidance and experience which leads to early burnout.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
We have always had a passion for fitness. It has been our goal to not only better ourselves but to help others who need help finding the way to a healthier lifestyle. Although our belief is that fitness does not stop when you leave the gym. You have to be mentally strong and healthy, we have learned over the years that a healthy mind and body is the key to longevity and success in work, school, sports and relationships.
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OUR MISSION Is to be the premier provider of cutting edge CrossFit training and provide a revolutionizing alternative to fitness. We are here to improve your quality of life by integrating a lifestyle of setting goals and achieving them.
When you become a member of First Generation CrossFit you don't just get the use of a gym, you become part of a growing community of like minded individuals who are here to support you in every aspect of your life. We are grateful for every member that chooses to call our facility your home for your health and fitness needs. We are passionate about what we do and want to share that passion with you.