Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one month of unlimited classes at CrossFit 305 (a $110 value) in Lemon City.
The newly inaugurated, warehouse-ensconced fitness center boasts invigorating workout regimens for participants of all levels and focuses on 10 key elements of able-bodied robustness, from respiratory endurance and strength to stamina, coordination, and agility. Ideal for fledgling flexers and exercise enthusiasts alike, the high-intensity 305 workout classes utilize CrossFit principles while maintaining lighter weights and simpler skill sets than traditional CrossFit classes. The sweat sessions showcase a variety of concentrations, including gymnastics, classic calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting, all blended together in a barbell-infused smoothie of athleticism. Classes usually consist of a 10-person perspiration platoon toning up together in a supportive and focused environment while uncovering elevated heart rates and lean sinew not seen since the California Raisins ruled the airwaves. With morning and evening classes Monday through Friday and early afternoon classes on Saturdays, early rising trainers and dusk-loving contenders can find the perfect time to lunge with the sun or use the moon as a spotter for chest presses.
Co-owner Dan Martin was named the best DJ Turned Fitness Guru in the Miami New Times's best of 2010 poll. Thrillist featured CrossFit 305. Twelve Yelpers give the gym an average of five stars, and more than 750 Facebookers are fans.
- CrossFit workouts are high intensity and are full complete workouts. The exercises are challenging as they build strength and endurance at once. – Natalie L., Yelp, 10/19/09
- this place is awesome, ever walk into a gym and feel overwhelmed? well not here, the trainers are funny and actually work with you. – Dee E., Yelp, 05/16/10
CrossFit 305 traces its lineage back to a modest, 300-square-foot studio that opened in 2008. Shortly after the staff began reading about CrossFit and testing out the workouts themselves, they decided to dedicate their business entirely to the functional fitness program. Even as they restructured their workouts, their studio continued to grow. Today, they hold their group classes in a 3,500-square foot facility equipped with gymnastics rings, kettlebells, and barbells for Olympic lifting.
Co-owner Dominic Sirianni says that many clients are hesitant to begin training at CrossFit 305, due to CrossFit’s reputation as a brutal, challenging workout. He assures them that they shouldn't be worried. "We scale the workout's intensity to their ability," he explains. "We have people as young as 10 years old and old as 77." In fact, it’s this inclusive atmosphere that keeps members coming back for more.
When they aren’t pushing clients to run faster or throw their boulders further, CrossFit 305's certified trainers encourage them to stay mindful of nutrition. They have even partnered with the Florida Heart Research Institute to help them give accurate body-composition readings and determine ideal body-fat percentages.
5940 NE 4th Ave.
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