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 $65, you get one month of platinum membership (a $189 value) and a one-hour massage (a $60 value) at CrossFit Julia in Louisville (a $249 total value).
CrossFit is a general strength and conditioning program that is based on an inclusive set of movements and exercises with the level of difficulty determined by the participant's fitness level. Owners and coaches Shawn and Julia Bandel boast a broad spectrum of specialties and enthusiastically guide students through Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, gymnastics, and holes in Rocky plotlines. After assessing individual abilities, instructors lead one-hour, results-driven workouts that promote success through a motivational atmosphere, which includes a culture of collective camaraderie and secret handshakes. Personal attention helps weight warriors as they proceed through programs designed to slim waistlines and minimize the need to bribe electronic scales with magnets. The schedule brims with convenient class times spanning from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Exercisers can also indulge in a 60-minute therapeutic massage conducted by a licensed massage therapist. The knot kneader's dexterous fingers aid the body's flight towards fitness with a lymphatic-system-stimulating massage, designed to flush out waste, muscle tension, and back issues of TV Guide.
CrossFit Julia’s husband-and-wife team takes a personal approach to fitness. Rather than set their clients loose in a jungle of workout machinery, they structure their daily CrossFit workouts around functional strength and cardio exercises in a supportive group setting. The classes themselves constantly vary; one day’s deadlifts and pushups are another day’s sprints and burpees. Success is determined not by any uniform standard, but by each student’s ability to meet or exceed his or her own fitness expectations. Just as CrossFit differs from normal workouts, CrossFit Julia’s facility differs from a normal gym. Ropes hang from the ceiling, and the rows of cardio machines found in typical gyms have been replaced with heavy tires lifted from cars illegally parked outside.
685 S Arthur Ave.
Louisville, Colorado 80027