Resolve to supersize your New Year's resolution with today's deal. For $59, you'll get a one-month membership and unlimited group classes at CrossFit Strong, a coaching and training facility offering guided instruction and the option to increase your fitness by crossing you with the animal DNA of your choice. Daily classes last 60 minutes and are offered for a variety of fitness levels. View a complete schedule here.
The CrossFit regimen transforms willy-nilly wimps into warriors with a body-blasting blend of cardio and functional-fitness routines that doesn't rely on relentless rows of exercise machines. Developed by fitness coach/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, Kelly Clarkson, and Lance Armstrong all use Glassman's short and intense daily routines to push themselves to their physical limits.
Along with delivering fast shape-up results, CrossFit will also enhance your competency at functional physical tasks such as lifting heavy grocery bags, moving sofas, wood-chopping, and tiger-juggling. You'll be 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.
CrossFit Strong also offers a number of specialized classes geared specifically for ladies. Brides can train to vanquish the groom during the traditional wedding joust and melee. Mothers can learn how to physically intimidate dinner into cooking itself. The beach-bound can get into shape for swimsuit season. If any of these groups sound like your best friend Angela, gift her with a Groupon and bring her along.
- Potential pitfalls aside, CrossFit is generating results for its thousands of followers. – Sally Wadyka, MSN Health & Fitness
- ...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
CrossFit can offer you a personal fitness revolution, but it will hardly be the first fitness revolution in history. Here are some important moments in the history of exercise:
3,000 BC: Exercise is invented by cavemen who had previously run away from bears, fires, and bears on fire, but never before from fiery bears cursed with human faces.
30: A revolution seems to be happening in Galilee, led by a charismatic, long-haired, sandaled fellow who doesn’t always do what people tell him to. His name is Keith and he invented swimming. It’s great exercise.
1975: The Nordic Track is invented. Every 100th unit causes its owner to painfully age backward during use.
2015: Exercise in a pill makes working out obsolete.
2016: Exercise in a pill revealed to be cause of population-destroying superplague.
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