At CrossFit Alter, a cadre of CrossFit Level 1 coaches leads exercisers through functional workouts that help clients develop a broad base of fitness. The team fosters a challenging, inclusive atmosphere that encourages participants to sweat and pushes them toward better health regardless of their starting point, be it active, out-of-shape, or overweight. Upon arriving at the gym each day, clients perform a new roster of exercises?dubbed the Workout of the Day, or WOD?designed to reveal the athlete within. Olympic weightlifting,gymnastics routines, or zen-like demonstrations of ice-cream resistance could rule the day, all designed to sculpt physiques and improve health.
Equipment: Ropes, barbells, kettle bells, rowing machines
Brands Used: Rogue, Fringe
Students should bring: Water bottle
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Walk in with an open mind and leave your ego at the door.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By constantly changing the workouts, making them fun and interesting, and also by encouraging our clients. We point out where they are improving and help them more where they need it.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Consistency with nutrition. Gaining lean muscle is 70% what you eat and the old saying "you are what you eat" has never been more true than when doing CrossFit. If you put great things into your body, your training will reflect that.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
Yes. Hip Hop, dance, and alternative music seem to keep people going.