Like surrealist films and high school physics teachers, muscles develop their power through continual confusion. Reap the fitness benefits of befuddlement with this Groupon.
- $44 for one month of unlimited CrossFit classes ($135 value)
At both CrossFit Byram and CrossFit Clinton, exercisers test their physical mettle with one-hour classes centered around the “Workout of the Day.” After a warm-up, coaches introduce that day’s routine with a skill practice session, demonstrating how to handle such accessories as pull-up bars, ropes, rings, tires, and barbells. Each exercise draws from movements relevant to real life rather than the mechanized reps of mainstream gym equipment and stilted boot camps led by G.I. Joe action figures.
At CrossFit Clinton, group workouts charge the atmosphere with a communal vibe that powers members toward their last remaining reps. Each routine incorporates functional movements such as pushing, jumping, and carrying, while techniques from Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics set muscles ablaze. Though CrossFit's credo revolves around a varied lineup of high-intensity exercises, all moves are scalable and can accommodate clients of every fitness background. The gym’s head coach, Adam Rees, wields CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Olympic Lifting certification, which not only bespeaks his expertise but grants his students immediate access to VIP celebrity cage matches.