Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a 10-session CrossFit package at CrossFit X-Factor ($160 value).
The inspiring fitness gurus at CrossFit X-Factor bring their philosophy to fruition by leading daily one-hour CrossFit classes. CrossFit X-factor is the philosophy that proper nutrition and physical fitness are not crash courses but rather a way of life, similar to playing a competitive sport or becoming a master forger. Completely customizable and scalable to suit all experience levels and ages, the CrossFit workout is divided into four sections based on fitness levels. The first part is a varying daily workout with a focus on everyday movements such as running. Next, body bendiness is addressed with at least 10 minutes of stretching, self-myofascial release, or other techniques leading to more Gumby–like mobility. More complex activities, such as Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and endurance exercises take up the majority of the skills for the day portion. Lastly, the fourth section of the workout is designed specifically for the intermediate and advanced CrossFit fitness fanatic, focusing on intense powerlifting programs for the body and power knowledge-packing programs for the mind. CrossFit X-Factor classes take place in a spacious indoor gym with a padded floor. With a host of varying exercises and equipment, participants find ropes to climb, exercise balls to roll, and plyo boxes for jumping. Some exercises occur in the open air using sandbags or oversized tires for strength and endurance programs or for building large sand-powered tractors.