Hanging rings, free weights, and fitness equipment accentuate the fitness-savvy space that is Glass City Crossfit. Exercisers of all ages build strength and work off weight in constantly varied sessions that can include anything from kettlebells and medicine balls to running and climbing. For small groups looking to reach their physical-fitness goals, boot-camp sessions combine workouts with nutritional training.
An intense dedication to health, fitness, and helping others. That's what the trainers at Mighty Warrior Crossfit all have in common. They put that commitment to work using CrossFit's system of constantly varied functional-movement exercises. To ensure everyone stays motivated, they change routines every day and fill classes with upbeat attitudes and assistance every step of the way. They also want to make sure all their students can participate, so they scale daily workouts to individual abilities Workouts are so tailored, in fact, that students in the same class may be performing completely different exercises. It's that kind of personal attention that lets everyone know they can and will reach their goals if they stick with it.
At The Fighting Fit, certified instructors sharpen both kids? and adults? muscles and minds through lessons in krav maga and CrossFit sessions. Hebrew for "close or contact combat," the krav maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld for the Israeli army, who needed a hand-to-hand fighting system that could be learned by anyone regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Unlike traditional martial arts, krav maga involves no forms, but rather teaches students basic self-defense skills. The multipurpose gym also leads CrossFit Bad Boys sessions that jump-start metabolisms and build dynamic, functional strength and balanced fitness. At least one instructor guides students and all times during classes, and the team offers personal training for individuals who fear being alone in a room with kettlebells.
Free weights and cardio machines seem to sprout everywhere at Thrive Martial Arts and Fitness, where working out is about more than just losing weight. The gym focuses on cross-training using small-apparatus equipment such as kettle bells, battle ropes, stability balls, and free weights as well as body-weight exercises for boot camps and personal training. These dynamic activities both strengthen bodies and provide a source of inner motivation. Women's self-defense classes teach a series of techniques for disengaging and incapacitating an attacker or a leering display mannequin, and the wrestling club helps youths get out their aggression and build up a sweat on the mat. For a more targeted workout, individuals, couples, or groups of friends can opt for the individualized instruction of personal training, fighting, or self-defense sessions. In addition to physical activity, personal training programs put an emphasis on diet and nutrition.
At XLR8 Athletix's two locations—Plymouth CrossFit and Hines Park CrossFit—coaches craft new workouts for each day that combine functional movements with varied, high-intensity exercises. That way, members experience a variety of training styles that might include weightlifting, gymnastics-inspired moves, pull-ups, or rowing sessions. The average session might even see them lifting kettlebells, climbing ropes, or flipping giant tires. Each exercise is easily tailored to the individual, allowing group classes to support members with varying athletic abilities. The coaches also offer personal training sessions that focus on individual fitness goals, from dropping pounds to somersaulting a marathon.
At CrossFit 313, everyday people from all walks of life tackle a high-intensity training regimen embraced by soldiers, emergency responders, and law enforcement throughout the country. Rather than wasting time on a treadmill or
stationary bike, participants get moving with an ever-changing routine of squats, pull-ups, kettlebell exercises, and plyometrics, which helps them avoid workout plateaus while building strength, agility, and flexibility.