The most secretive body parts are muscles, which hide behind layers of skin and appear only occasionally to help lift cars off trapped kittens. Flex your biceps in the absence of a cat emergency with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one month of unlimited foundation classes (a $199 value) at CrossFit BC. Choose between the Vancouver or West Vancouver location.
The certified coaches at CrossFit BC use ever-changing daily workouts and healthy meal recommendations to whip bodies of all shapes and sizes into new shapes and sizes. The foundation classes create lean, mean, teen-looking machines by teaching participants the core movements of CrossFit training—an exercise method popular amongst elite athletes, law enforcement personnel, and people who wrestle horses for a living. The program administers a heavy dose of bodyweight exercises and calisthenics, focusing on strengthening functional movements such as running, jumping, pushing, and pulling. Although athletes work out side by side, the workouts are scaled on an individual basis to match each person's abilities and level of sweatiness. To keep spirits and tempo high, the body-blasting coaches offer continuous instruction and head-bobbing motivation throughout the hour-long foundation classes. New clients who want a membership get a 25 percent discount if purchased before program has expired.
The Crossfit BC coaches strive to reach all ages and skill levels, from aged grandparents to experienced athletes, they reject specialization, designing ever-changing daily workouts to develop all dimensions of health. A lift might be followed by gymnastics work, such as a handstand; other sessions might include activities such as rowing or jumping boxes. Every exercise is scalable, too, meaning there's always an easier or tougher version to challenge each participant's fitness level. Unlike some programs that motivate with drill-sergeant shouting, the Crossfit coaches keep things positive by cheering on their classes and occasionally letting a stampede of unicorns loose into the room.