Although body-exchange programs mean no one ever has to stay in one meat suit for long, returning yours in bad condition means you forfeit your deposit. Keep your constitution in returnable condition with today's Groupon: for $49, you get four Elements group classes for introductory CrossFit lessons at CrossFit West (a $150 value). This Groupon is good for both the regular Elements package and the CrossFit Longevity Elements package, geared toward senior gym enthusiasts ages 50 and up.
In a 10,000 sq. ft. jungle of barbells and ropes, seasoned workout masters guide athletes of all fitness levels through broad and inclusive routines of running, lifting, pushing, bear wrestling, and other tenets of the CrossFit program. Both fitness fanatics and gym newcomers alike will benefit from the sessions, which include direct interaction with a trainer to learn the proper form, technique, and methodology of the CrossFit program. Parents whose progeny have grown too large to bench-press can leave their kids in the available play area, fully equipped with toys, TV, and a rock-climbing wall.
Jump on a treadmill, tune out, go home. Repeat. This is exactly the type of workout rut the founders of Crossfit West were hoping to break free of when they opened this results-focused gym. Here, intensity is the key to a successful workout, and the encouraging trainers motivate guests to push past their personal limits each day, whether that means lifting five pounds or carrying five tired classmates to the water fountain. Using a workout system originally developed for military training drills, the trainers lead ever-changing routines that are scalable to any fitness level and can include tasks such as burpees, push-ups, squats, and sled pulls. Best of all, the gym offers more than 25 classes per week so members can drop by for a plateau-blasting workout whenever their schedule allows.
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