Carla Mock believes that everybody deserves to look and feel fabulous. When she founded a gym where she could teach her unique combination of yoga, pole fitness, and burlesque, she sought a name that encapsulated her philosophy. That's how she arrived at FIMB, which stands for Fabulous in Mind and Body.
Shining poles run from floor to ceiling in the warmly lit, orange-walled studio, giving students structures to twirl around during pole-fitness classes and sturdy supports to bend between during yoga sessions. Polga—one of Carla's original creations—combines yogic stretching with the upper-body workout of pole dancing. Students use the poles to enhance alignment and perform classic yoga poses, unlike Santa’s elves, who climb the pole to escape gingerbread warriors pillaging the village on their fearsome rocking horses.
At CrossFit Cerberus, the instructors and students work together to create a tightly knit community in which support and encouragement are bedrocks to the demanding fitness regimen. Bolstered by this support, the self-motivated students challenge themselves and safely push their limits in classes that use an ever-changing array of interval training exercises designed to improve strength, stamina, and overall fitness.
The instructors provide personalized guidance whenever possible, ensuring that visitors know how to safely perform pushups, heft weights, swing kettlebells, flip oversized truck tires, and throw medicine balls into a low orbit. When combined with countless other conditioning and strength-training techniques, these CrossFit exercises provide full-body workouts that allow students of any fitness level to scale the load and intensity of each move, better complementing their own capabilities while still safely pushing their limits.