Although inflatable muscle suits are easy to apply and double as flotation devices, natural brawn actually lifts heavy objects and doesn’t deflate when given a routine allergy shot. Blow up your fitness routine with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a CrossFit 101 program at The Playground Gym in Hollywood (a $365 value). The program includes:
- Two introductory On-Ramp classes (a $150 value)
- Six regular-level classes twice a week for three weeks (a $215 value)<p>
The Playground Gym’s 5,000-square-foot facility boasts ample space for CrossFit, a high-energy conditioning style used by military and law-enforcement personnel to achieve peak personal fitness. Although known for its intense strength-training tasks, CrossFit’s regimen is easily scalable for varying skill levels, challenging everyone from seasoned athletes and stay-at-home moms to senior citizens and seasoned athletes disguised as stay-at-home moms. The On-Ramp program enlightens all newbies to the sport and kicks-off with a fitness assessment to set a baseline when charting one’s progress. On-Ramp sessions also allow newcomers to perfect their technique while performing such CrossFit staples as Olympic and barbell lifts, kettle-bell training, basic gymnastics, and running. After a duo of sessions, exercisers graduate to regular-level CrossFit classes, which combine learned moves in an ever-changing combination to prevent muscle adaptation, thus blasting through traditional workout plateaus like a crash dummy driving a bumper car full of dynamite. The gym has classes each weekday, with both early morning and early evening sessions to accommodate an array of schedules.