At CrossFit North Valley, exercisers complete a different lineup of exercises each day as they work toward rippling muscles and improved overall fitness. Each class consists of a broad array of high-intensity movements, from dead lifts and presses to pull-ups and dips. The functional aspect of each routine betters participants' performance in other arenas of their lives, such as going on hikes or holding a squat when dinner-table chairs run out. The gym's coaches offer encouragement while students pump out reps together on pull-up bars, ropes, rings, kettlebells, and even tractor tires?breeding accountability, fitness, and team camaraderie.
Six days a week, CrossFit 623?s coaches gather at the warehouse-style gym to guide members into better bodies. The coaches?dubbed the Dream Team?make sure people squat and snatch using the correct form, and flip oversized tires and canoes without pulling a muscle. They guide people through workouts steeped in functional fitness with such equipment as rowing machines, gymnastics rings, and plyometric boxes. Each exercise is easily tailored to ensure members remain challenged, no matter their physical abilities.
Talk about seizing the day?CrossFit Cave Creek schedules classes as early as 5:30 a.m. As lead by head coach Santana Yturralde and his staff, each scalable CrossFit workout consists of squats, dead lifts, snooze-button pushes, and other functional exercises that students complete with as much intensity as they can. To ensure they're getting the most out of the workout, participants learn how to correctly perform the exercises in instructional CrossFit Elements classes and how to maintain a healthy, energy-packed diet in nutrition seminars. CrossFit Cave Creek also tries to get people on the fitness bandwagon as early as possible by offering kids' classes for ages 8?12 and 13?17.
Brimming with cardio equipment, free weights, and professional trainers, Freedom Fitness helps people achieve virtually any fitness goal. Clients can maintain a healthy weight with routine exercise or get stronger in the 1,500-square-foot performance center. Here, trainers focus on sport-specific workouts that employ TRX suspension, battling ropes, and punching bags to help athletes jump higher and run faster.
While both the Cave Creek and Troon locations offer fitness classes, equipment, and personal training services, some of the amenities differ. The Cave Creek location has a childcare center, and the Troon location stays open 24 hours a day.
Don't expect to find treadmills, ellipticals, or weightlifting machines at Gauntlet CrossFit. The gym's certified instructors eschew traditional workout equipment, instead opting to run their students through?you guessed it?a gauntlet of kettlebell lifts and medicine-ball tosses. The exercises are inspired by functional movements and designed to boost endurance, tone core muscles, and enhance the body's ability to crash through brick walls.
CrossFit Full Strength's certified coaches put their charges through a mixed bag of exercises that changes each day. They do everything from clean and jerks to pull-ups and tractor-tire flipping. By changing routines, they work all muscle groups and stave off boredom. All exercises have one thing in common, though?they each combine everyday motions, such as pushing and pulling. Those movements, performed at a high intensity, result in a preparedness for any physical activity.