To symbolize the raw energy and intensity of their training program, Donna Pierce and Lauren Bunney named their gym—named "Baltimore's Best" by Baltimore magazine in 2010—after Costa Rica’s active Arenal Volcano, which relentlessly spews hot smoke and molten lava. Similarly, the fitness team turns up the heat of their fitness routines with the CrossFit regimen, which transforms bodies through simple, rigorous, no-frills workouts. Exercisers won’t find circuit training strength machines at Arenal’s 4,800-square-foot facility. Instead, they use free weights, medicines balls, and kettlebells to sculpt chiseled physiques. All students start out learning the proper form of CrossFit's functional movements before taking on the rigorous “workout of the day.” Sessions can be scaled to meet the fitness level of each participant, but always keep muscles guessing with varying reps, weight levels, and surprise trust falls.
Kicked Up Fitness isn't just some run-of-the-mill gym where people come to put in a few listless hours on a treadmill. Instead, the center's trainers challenge their students with the same intense workout techniques used by special ops forces, champion martial artists, and athletes of every stripe. Many of these lessons emerge during boxing and kickboxing classes, which find students pummeling heavy bags before testing their newfound talents during sparring sessions in an actual boxing ring. Kicked Up Fitness hosts non-combat classes as well, boosting total-body tone with power yoga sessions or increasing endurance with suspension training.
At CrossFit Duration, trainers Dave Stair and Robie Leese lead exercisers through intense Workout of the Day sessions, helping clients improve their strength and mobility. Trainers work with clients of all fitness levels, helping exercisers build physical skills and self-discipline to help them stay fit for life.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. Adele Fridman, founder of MetaBody, created a real-life version of that ticket with her MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Both the CrossFit and Parkour On-Ramp intro courses emphasize general physical preparedness, a term used to describe one's ability to adapt and perform at any moment in any environment. The CrossFit fitness methodology utilizes a wide range of equipment and techniques, including anything from rowing machines to sprints to Olympic weightlifting apparatuses. In each CrossFit session, students take part in an eclectic routine under the watchful eye of an expert Primal Fitness trainer. Parkour, or the art of movement, explores the mastery of body control in the context of everyday circumstances and obstacles. During Parkour classes, students hone the fundamentals of jumping, landing, rolling, and more, all in an effort to prep for more-difficult stunting down the line.
Whether in small groups or one-on-one, the trainers at Crossfit Metro Center manufacture new muscles using its namesake workout, CrossFit. The fitness craze exploded in gyms thanks to its reputation of sculpting the physique of a competitive athlete in the average Joe. Though each unique workout can be modified to meet any fitness level, its blend of functional movements and high-intensity exercises are designed to work up a sweat and trigger rapid change.
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