Like a good horror movie, a good exercise regimen shocks the body out of its lethargy, which is why so many personal trainers chase their clients on treadmills while brandishing anacondas. Get in less terrified shape with today’s Groupon: for $59, you get two months of unlimited Crossfit classes at TBC Crossfit (a $400 value).
Helmed by certified fitness maven Carrie Carmichael, TBC Crossfit's expert trainers draw on military and parkour experience to whip bodies into finer fettle. Through high-intensity, functional movements and rigorous daily workouts, exercisers abolish unwanted spare tires and love handles, gaining newfound confidence. Students draw inspiration and encouragement from peers in the group classes, where pupils pump barbells, kettlebells, and extreme cowbells, shocking muscles with a constantly varying training routine. Crossfit's workout of the day incorporates a short burst of heart-pumping techniques, and the scaling difficulty of each exercise ensures that routines are challenging without being belligerent about it.
The spacious studio is stocked with cardio and strength equipment, chin-up bars, and a plethora of traditional free weights to build muscle and trim fat, unlike nontraditional free weights, which are just balloons shaped like weights. Check out the class calendar to select which calorie-blazing session to join.
An experienced personal trainer, amateur bodybuilder, and former gymnast, Carrie Carmichael discovered her true calling while helping her fellow cops stay in shape. Her fitness career quickly evolved from part-time personal trainer to entrepreneur in 2008, when she opened her gym. Alongside a team of certified trainers, Carmichael now conditions clients of all fitness levels with a high-intensity style that uses functional movements and short bursts of cardio to whittle and tone bodies. The trainers safely guide students through the nine foundational CrossFit movements: squats, front squats, overhead squats, press, push press, push jerk, deadlifts, medicine-ball clean, and sumo deadlift high pull.
The trainers teach CrossFit classes in levels one and two to ensure that their clients' muscles are not overtaxed. They also shape up little ones during CrossFit kids' classes. When they're not teaching their students to toss around weighted medicine balls or deadlift a beached whale, trainers customize workouts with personal-training and yoga classes, as well as amplify results with USANA nutrition supplements.
12227 Huebner Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78230