Emily, the owner and coach at CrossFit Automile, boasts a handful of CrossFit certifications. She uses these certifications and extensive knowledge to design new Workouts of the Day (WODs) every day. The workouts are never the same, and draw from CrossFit’s vast collection of exercises designed to promote varied, functional fitness. Though the exercises are always rotating, they may include Olympic weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, cardio, running, plyometrics, and gymnastics.
No student is left behind at CrossFit Norwood, where trainer John Connors leads small groups of clients through completely scalable CrossFit workouts. He adjusts his routines to accommodate virtually any level of fitness, ensuring each member of the class expends the same amount of effort—from elite athlete to first-timer.
As opposed to bulking up by pumping heavy weights, CrossFit emphasizes building functional strength. That’s why police academies and the military rely on it to boost the power and endurance of recruits.
Vo2max Elite trains clients in group and private fitness classes, boxing fight clubs, and yoga of all levels. The instructors are equally varied in their backgrounds. There is an athlete who discovered yoga after playing soccer and baseball for years, as well as a music student and a martial-arts expert, many of them with close to a decade of experience. Challenging endurance workouts bring out the best in every client of every level, while Kripalu yoga, a form of hatha yoga, uses slow, even poise to build strength. Sunrise classes leave the body ready to start the day. The selection of yoga classes includes those courses as well as a range of other offerings for patrons of all levels.
A CrossFit devotee since 2007, head coach Kevin Foley leads a team of fitness instructors in motivating their students through reps of CrossFit’s functional exercises. They keep their classes interesting by centering each on a different workout of the day (WOD) designed to boost endurance, flexibility, strength, agility, and all-around fitness.
Prior to opening CrossFit No Exceptions, Aaron Taylor served four years in the Air Force, then went on to receive a degree from the FLETA Federal Police Academy. Suffice it to say he knows a physically demanding challenge when he sees one. CrossFit's workout of the day is exactly that—an intense series of functional exercises—such as burpess, cleans, and squats—that changes daily to keep trainees on their toes. Despite the challeging routines, the exercises can be tailored so they can be performed by nearly anyone, and Taylor and his team also lead introductory OnRamp classes seven days a week to acquaint newbies with the CrossFit fundamentals.
Crossfit 93 is tucked inside Blue Hills Fitness, so the crew of coaches includes runners, basketball players, and other athletes, all certified to lead the ever-changing CrossFit workouts. Because it includes such a wide range of exercises, the classes are rarely the same, and there's no simple secret to the workouts. Instead, patrons run, jump, lift, pull, and perform other natural motions. They often benefit from improved strength, flexibility, cardio health, and ability to blend in at action-movie premieres.