Without a variable workout, exercise quickly becomes nothing more than a Sisyphean routine of lifting boulders, running up hills, and running away from sudden boulder avalanches. Fend off a flattening with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one month of boot-camp classes at Flower City CrossFit (a $100 value).
Flower City CrossFit’s coaching staff carefully tracks and stimulates progress, treating each participant as not merely a member, but an athlete-in-training. CrossFit boot camp folds in the sport's core methodologies while staying true to the high-energy style of traditional boot camps. Like leading a dance-a-thon held in an active volcano, coaches run participants through routines that torch calories with nonstop movement during each 50-minute session. As trainees orbit an interval circuit of exercises toughened by weights, medicine balls, and kettlebells, trainers aim to boost endurance, power, balance, speed, and agility in students regardless of their starting fitness level. Exercisers can also benefit from the camp's inclusive atmosphere and focus on cardio while the gym’s matted floors relish the constant tickling of moving sneakers. CrossFit boot-camp classes are scheduled seven days a week and convene in the early and late morning and early evening.
Flower City CrossFit
In "Understanding CrossFit," founder Greg Glassman says CrossFit’s “specialty is not specializing.” Flower City CrossFit's dedicated instructors certainly follow that philosophy, providing their members with a slew of constantly changing exercises that incorporate everything from bootcamp–style cardio and body-weight routines to Olympic lifting, climbing, throwing, and basic tumbling. Classes are held multiple times per day, and might feature the Workout of the Day, focus on athletes prepping for the CrossFit Games, or help children prepare to face another week of extreme recess. But exercisers will rarely see the same workout twice. In fact, some classes introduce completely new techniques, such as self-defense seminars, dodge-ball tournaments, or the occasional Barbells for Boobs event, which supports low-income and uninsured women in need of breast-cancer prevention screenings.