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When a man nicknamed "The Grin Reaper" is in charge of your gym, you know you're in for a tough workout. That would be Nicholas Mezzacappa, the owner of CrossFit Freehold. Each weekday—starting as early as 6 a.m.—he and his staff lead exercisers through CrossFit's workout of the day, a continually changing series of intense exercises designed to maximize fat burning and muscle building. If you're wondering what a given workout might include, think jumping on a plyometrics box, pushing a barbell over your head, or building upper body strength on the Olympic rings. The workouts can be easily modified to fit any fitness level, and all newcomers will be gradually introduced to the program during CrossFit Fundamentals classes and a casual meet-and-greet with each piece of equipment.