At One World Self Defense And Fitness, students can take either CrossFit classes or attend self-defense classes such as krav maga and jiu-jitsu. The 10,000 square-foot facility has more than enough room to offer both class types. As an added convenience, you don't have to worry about working up a sweat during classes because the facility's locker rooms have showers and plenty of sweat-absorbing strangers' clothing.
The Quad Fit Mall takes its name from that portion of college campuses known to draw students to play frisbee, engage in philosophical debate, or pretend to do things on the off-chance there's a student-magazine photographer around. The Quad's students, though, find their sense of community in the mutual pursuit of fitness. The gym houses plenty of strength-training and cardio equipment, but most of the action tends to happen in its specialty classes. In addition to Absolute Barre classes, the club has group workouts that include boxing in Concrete classes, a combination of lifting and gymnastics in CrossFit classes, and cross training at altitude in AirFit. To help these intense workouts fit easily into members' schedules, The Quad offers full-day childcare services seven days a week so students won't be embarrassed if a kindergartener can dead lift more than them.
At Is Tribe CrossFit, a team of qualified trainers help students of all skill levels and body types exceed their personal fitness goals with team-oriented workouts that build functional strength, endurance, and lean, rippling muscle. Rather than sentencing their classes to boring bouts on a treadmill, instructors keep their pupils engaged and ready to face any challenge with ever-changing interactive Workouts of the Day (or WODs), which include tasks such as flipping tires, hoisting barbells, and throwing weight machines into the sun. During one-hour workouts, members build bonds with their fellow trainees, pushing each other to crush their self-doubt and boost their confidence as they build muscle and burn fat.
It's questionable whether one barbell, one kettlebell, and a homemade squat rack constitute a real gym, but for Rich and Ana Schuster, it was a sufficient start. After discovering CrossFit at a local gym, the Schusters began to build a makeshift gym in their garage. Soon friends and neighbors turned to the couple for their exercise expertise. As their group grew, so did the equipment, and today the garage has expanded to a bona fide gym. At SchuBox CrossFit, the Schusters lead participants in intense, diverse workouts that combine cardio exercises and strength training.
Although the coaches at Kimura CrossFit all teach the same functional workouts, they each bring different experiences to their craft. For example, founder Eugene has worked under the strength and conditioning coaches of the Oakland Raiders, in addition to playing college baseball. Co-founder Bernabe, on the other hand, has worked as an LE/MIL defensive tactics instructor in the U.S. Coast Guard. The rest of the staff follow with an equally athletic background, which enables them to properly coach members through Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and plyometric exercises. They oversee every session, challenging exercisers by tailoring the weights and repetitions, whether the workout involves swinging kettlebells, climbing ropes, or flipping and eating giant tires.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.