Jim smiled as he opened his present from Sarah and thought about how wonderful it was that his new gnome would fit perfectly in his old gnome shaped cabinet. Get fit with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get six CrossFit sessions redeemable at 12 locations across Dallas and Fort Worth. Daily classes last 60 minutes and are offered for a variety of fitness levels. Prices vary by location; our $185 value reflects the average price across all 12 locations.
The CrossFit regimen builds warriors with a body blasting blend of cardio and functional fitness routines that do not rely on relentless rows of exercise machines. Developed by fitness coach and part-time crime investigator Greg Glassman, CrossFit rapidly gained followers after Glassman began posting free workouts on his website in 2001. Today, Navy SEALS, firefighters and Lance Armstrong all use Glassman’s short and intense daily routines to push themselves to their physical limits, though students of all fitness levels can participate in the CrossFit program. Along with delivering fast shape-up results, CrossFit enhances competency at functional physical tasks such as lifting heavy grocery bags, moving sofas and tiger juggling. Exercisers are under the guidance of a trained professional during all classes, eliminating the risk of injury that comes with attempting CrossFit’s exercises at home or inside a trash compactor.
The Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times and the Union Tribune have all featured CrossFit: > * …the more you learn about CrossFit, the more you understand its appeal. Try it a few times and it could start to make sense — even for the overweight, the undertrained, the die-hard skeptic. – Maureen O’Hagan, Seattle Times > * The mix, different day to day, blasts every muscle in your body while providing adequate recovery time for growth. The fast pace provides metabolic benefits that have been supported by at least two small studies. – Roy M. Wallack, LA Times