Although inflatable muscle suits are easy to apply and double as flotation devices, natural brawn actually lifts heavy objects and doesn’t deflate when given a routine allergy shot. Blow up your fitness routine with today’s Groupon to CrossFit West. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get one Elements class package (a $150 value), with a series of four group classes.<p>
- For $89, you get a one-month training package (a $325 total value), which includes:<p>
- One Elements class package (a $150 value)
- A one-month gym membership (a $175 value)<p>
This Groupon is valid for both the regular CrossFit program and CrossFit Longevity seniors’ program.
CrossFit West’s high-intensity conditioning workouts utilize the CrossFit program, which trains police officers, military units, martial artists, and elite athletes to be in peak physical shape. The Elements program, a prerequisite to regular-level CrossFit classes, introduces groups of two to five to the sport’s basic moves, tailoring each workout to challenge various fitness levels. When attending scheduled sessions or a complimentary free class, students learn moves such as squat cleans and dead lifts, which pair with bursts of cardio and rest days to give exercisers time to heal and watch Rocky training montages. Once exercisers graduate to regular-level CrossFit classes, they set out on their own to take advantage of 19 Olympic weightlifting platforms and rogue pull-up racks and squat-stand structures.
CrossFit West also aims to separate itself from traditional fitness centers by curating a tight-knit community that gathers for weekend barbecues, holiday parties, and thrice-weekly staring contests. To help out members with families, the facility proffers an on-site kids’ play area, complete with a TV, toys, and mini rock-climbing wall.
Jump on a treadmill, tune out, go home. Repeat. This is exactly the type of workout rut the founders of Crossfit West were hoping to break free of when they opened this results-focused gym. Here, intensity is the key to a successful workout, and the encouraging trainers motivate guests to push past their personal limits each day, whether that means lifting five pounds or carrying five tired classmates to the water fountain. Using a workout system originally developed for military training drills, the trainers lead ever-changing routines that are scalable to any fitness level and can include tasks such as burpees, push-ups, squats, and sled pulls. Best of all, the gym offers more than 25 classes per week so members can drop by for a plateau-blasting workout whenever their schedule allows.
Central Santa Cruz
350 Coral St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060