Phenix Athletics aims to get bodies in better shape and help clients achieve their fitness goals. Its coaches focus on each individual, ensuring workouts are tailored to fit specific needs through one-on-one instruction and group sessions. Group classes challenge bodies with Olympic weightlifting mechanics and crossfit workouts. During yoga classes, students stretch with a series of poses to calm their minds and build lean muscles.
As a high-school-athletics coach that engaged in a wide variety of workout systems, Crossfit Cedar Ridge owner Doug Meacham found the CrossFit method was a natural fit. Instead of engaging in numerous exercise routines to meet optimal results, he could obtain the same results with the ever-changing and intense daily workouts of CrossFit. It’s a system that uses functional movements, training the body to be ready for all physical activities—from the athletic to the quotidian. He and his team of trainers teach the system in a group setting that fosters camaraderie as well as a sense of commitment to each other and their goals.
At Viking CrossFit, adults aren't the only exercisers. In addition to typical CrossFit workouts, trainers also lead classes for kids. This version of CrossFit offers the same benefits of typical routines?strength, endurance, and overall fitness?but at a level that's safe and appropriate for different ages, including those as young as 4 years old.
Husband-and-wife team Damon and Priscilla Stewart have turned their 6,000-square-foot gym into a veritable fitness factory, so much so that they're in the process of expanding to 11,000-square-feet. With the help of a smattering of barbells, Damon's nearly 5,000 hours teaching CrossFit, and constantly changing daily workouts, the duo churns out more chiseled bodies than the assembly lines that manufactured Michelangelo's sculptures. Along for the ride are coaches with résumés that cover everything from college sports, multiple marathons and triathlons, and careers in law enforcement.
CrossFit Golden Spike's certified trainers teach a system of functional movements performed at a high intensity and implement the system through daily workouts. Those workouts change daily to avoid boredom and keep muscles from plateauing. Exercises include everything from pushups and pull-ups to rowing and rope climbing. It's a system scalable to anyone, too. However, to ensure the safety and preparedness of all their students, trainers ease participants into the program with a beginner's course.
There are two things that a newcomer notices about CrossFit XSI: how hard the exercises look, and how much fun the exercisers are having. The reason behind both those observations comes from the trainers who lead athletes of all fitness levels through intense, full-body exercises. They structure the workouts around a variety of movements, all of which can be scaled to accommodate all levels, and they encourage a camaraderie among students that keeps people coming back.