Although feeling the burn during a workout is generally a good sign, feeling the burn while sitting on the sofa means your sofa is in the fireplace. Engage in controlled, constructive body burning with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a month-long boot camp membership (a $100 value) at Flower City CrossFit.
Flower City CrossFit's boot camp classes whip bodies of all experience levels into sporty shape with high-intensity one-hour workouts. During each session, seasoned coaches lead groups through a series of focused aerobic and anaerobic movements. The routines build power, speed, stamina, and flexibility, drastically improving participants' all-around athleticism and midair high-five capabilities. The one-month membership includes up to three classes per week, which guests can schedule through the online calendar.
The 5,000-square-foot facility gives Flower City guests plenty of room to execute thigh-blasting lunges. The gym actively practices abstinence from muscle-isolating machines, elliptical trainers, and mirrors, so the admiration of one's new physique can only be done at home or off the forehead of a fellow sweat-drenched CrossFitter.
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.