Participants push their bodies to peak physical condition at Willamette Valley CrossFit with challenging strength and cardio exercises customized for every body type and level of ability. Owner and head coach Travis Hughes guides his clients by drawing from an extensive background in athletics and fitness, from training in dance and Muay Thai kickboxing to his certification from the American College of Sports Medicine as a health and fitness professional.Rather than parking bodies in front of a flatscreen and treadmill, CrossFit workouts fully engage bodies and minds with high-intensity drills such as box jumps, sprints, hang cleans, and aggressive flexing. Armed with the motivation and know-how of a qualified coach and the functional movement and muscle-building exercises of a CrossFit workout, students can become stronger, leaner, and healthier all around.
If bootcamp only conjures images of people working out and sweating hard, you may not have been introduced to the way it's done at Absolute Fitness. Though trainers here are definitely all about workouts that focus on developing core strength and conditioning, enrolling also means you get a full body-composition analysis and other perks, like custom meal plans. During class, you might find yourself running on ladders, pulling on resistance bands, or swinging Kettlebells?whatever it takes to help you reach your goals. A huge selection of class times is available and outside of those sessions, you also get gym access to work out on your own or to learn to identify each dumbbell by smell.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Equipment: Bench press, squat racks, kettlebells, ab mats, sand bags, pull up bars
Students should bring: Water bottle, shoes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: The training takes place in an at home fitness studio and class sizes range from 5 to 15 students.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We found that when most people do fitness in a personal training setting, with just them an the trainer one-on-one they are more likely to give up. But when you do personal fitness in a small group setting, people are more likely to continue. They hold each other accountable and develop friendships with people that have the same goals in mind
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
We have had several clients loose over 100 pounds.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
We believe in a positive environment. We workout as a team and encourage each other to do our best.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This is personal group training. Classes are held in an a home environment [and] range [in size] from five to 15 people to ensure that everyone gets the best possible fitness experience.
DIG. Whether it's a personal-training session or a CrossFit or kettle bell fitness class, Dig Performance CrossFit's experts expect everyone to dig deep and give their all. The trainers have the experience and education needed to tailor programs to each individual, helping motivate and encourage clients. By scaling workouts to suit fitness levels and setting realistic goals, they hope to make that path to achievement a little easier to tread. To compliment their muscle-toning workouts, they also offer massages and nutritional counseling.