CrossFit workouts emphasize “functional fitness,” as you never know when you’ll have to throw a tire or climb a rope to fix a toilet. Get practical with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for six introductory CrossFit On Ramp classes (a $150 value)
- $75 for six introductory CrossFit On Ramp classes, plus two weeks of unlimited regular classes (a $250 value)
On Ramp classes introduce new students to CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program that emphasizes short, intense workouts with constant variation. Over the course of six sessions, the program will familiarize you with the basic CrossFit movements and prepare you for regular WOD (Workout of the Day) classes. On Ramp classes are capped at six students and offered six days a week, with new sessions beginning every two weeks. Click here to view the full class schedule.
Performance Factory Training
Performance Factory Training doesn’t look like your average gym. Located in Highwood, Illinois, nestled between Lake Forest and Highland Park, grunts and shouts echo off the rafters of the 5,000-square-foot facility on Bank Lane, just west of Sheridan Lane. It's a cavernous warehouse that’s mostly empty, save for a smattering of kettlebells and cast-iron weight plates. The students here have little use for gimmicky equipment, as they focus on functional movements—pushing, pulling, squatting, and lifting, to name a few—that rely on body weight for resistance.
PFT’s instructors offer everything from personal training to football-specific workouts, and their flagship program is CrossFit. This functional fitness phenomenon consists of a series of short, intense workouts that combine grueling strength and cardio training with basic gymnastics.
To prove that CrossFit’s for everyone, the instructors offer a two-week On Ramp program designed to get new students up to speed on the foundational movements. It’s hard not to get caught up in the daily workouts, seeing as how no two are ever the same. One day might involve shoulder presses and deadlifts, while another might require you to haul the tires of a car that was double-parked in the facility’s parking lot.
“The staff at PFT are an excellent group. They are patient and helpful for all levels.”