Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon: for $60, you get 10 CrossFit classes at CrossFit X-Factor in Willamette Heights (a $160 value).
CrossFit X-factor is the philosophy that proper nutrition and physical fitness are not crash courses, but a way of life. Bringing this philosophy to fruition is a team of inspired and inspiring fitness gurus leading daily one-hour CrossFit classes. Completely customizable and scalable to suit all experience levels and ages, the CrossFit workout is divided into four sections that are approached based on fitness levels.
The first part is a varying daily workout with a focus on everyday movements, sometimes consisting of 400-meter runs or 400-meter backward runs, which do not, fortunately, reverse the total meters on workout odometers. 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. Finally, the fourth section of the workout quadrangle 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.
The CrossFit regimen has been used as a conditioning program by everyone from police academies to the military, martial artists and Olympic athletes to elderly individuals recovering from surgery.
CrossFit X-Factor classes take place in a spacious indoor gym with a padded floor. With a whole host of varying exercises and equipment, class-goers 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.
More than 550 Facebookers are fans of CrossFit X-Factor.