Muscle weighs more than fat, making retired bodybuilders nature’s best paperweights. Get buff and avoid scattered utility bills with today’s Groupon to Ross Valley CrossFit in San Anselmo. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 6 CrossFit sessions (a $120 value).
- For $39, you get 12 CrossFit sessions (a $216 value).
During 60-minute sessions, certified coaches Nick Pommier and Stephanie Sharp train children, teens, and adults on the proper execution of CrossFit’s vigorously paced functional body movements. Courses commence with a warm-up and skill drill, which outlines the day’s workout and its adaptable variants. Routines shift daily to keep muscle groups on their metaphorical toes, often including kettlebell swings, bodyweight exercises, deadlifts, running, and rowing. After high-intensity reps, a supervening stretching and cool-down portion leaves physiques limber enough that clients can perform the previously impossible feat of touching the center of the back with their elbows. Both Pommier and Sharp emphasize nonintimidating support and proper form when helming their CrossFit courses, ensuring that exercisers reap optimal benefits in all 10 realms of fitness.
Participants 18 and older can attend a standard or women’s-only CrossFit course to strengthen musculature by performing Olympic weightlifting movements, as well as gauging their endurance. For teens, ages 13–18, calisthenics augment the workout syllabus to better stave off fat, tone figures, and prep for mid-prom wrestling bouts initiated due to two people wearing the same ironically vintage blue tux. Alternatively, whippersnappers aged 7–12 climb, spelunk, and leap around a treasure trove of equipment during children’s sessions, cavorting toward confidence and well-rounded fitness in a noncompetitive setting.
Ross Valley CrossFit
As Ross Valley CrossFit states on their website, they’re focused on creating a workout that’s “productive, not destructive.” That said, the IGNITE! Training Program is intense, and the trainers push their students to the limit during daily workouts populated with a variety of challenging but functional movements and exercises. Through the use of intuitive movements such as pushing, running, and pressing, they prepare class participants for anything the day can throw at them, from hauling groceries to fireman-carrying a large person, running a marathon, or climbing a mountain. They mix up routines each day to keep things interesting; students may perform pushups and deadlifts one session before swinging kettlebells and running sprints the next. Paired with nutritional advice, workouts help those of all ages and fitness levels slim down, enhance agility and flexibility, and build brawn across all muscle groups.