Getting in shape, much like speed-reading Russian literature, requires concentration and the strength to endure painful, protracted inner monologues. Forge ahead toward fitness with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get 30 days of unlimited classes at CrossFit Swarm located in Westfield (a $150 value).
An unflagging love for liberty and lithe physiques unites the four fully certified trainers at CrossFit Swarm, who have thrown off the shackles of weight machines in favor of functional, customizable workout plans. A packed schedule of intense classes stimulates multiple muscle groups with nontraditional techniques influenced in equal parts by gymnastics, weight lifting, and gladiatorial lion fighting. Exercises develop strength and agility through multijoint movements that demand the nervous and muscular systems work together synergistically in actions that mimic commonplace activities in life and sports such as swatting away fruit flies.
A shared belief in the potency of free weights and the documentary credibility of the Terminator movies has led CrossFit trainers to abandon all machines that isolate muscles. Coaches instead take advantage of the gym’s small, personal atmosphere and open space to instill a tailored workout plan for each member—one that incorporates varied fitness classes, nutritional advice, and assessment-based wrestling matches with the in-house rhinoceros.
79 Mainline Dr.
Westfield, Massachusetts 01085