Working out with professional gym equipment is preferable to improvised workouts, such as coffee-table parkour and trying to lift one of everything at Costco. Bulk up with this Groupon.
$25 for an Eight-Class Beginner's CrossFit Course (a $150 Value)
The eight-class "Beginner's On Ramp" course teaches students the principles of the CrossFit workout—varied movement at high-intensity intervals—to improve strength, flexibility, stamina, and more. Classes meet Monday–Thursday at 8 p.m., and must be completed consecutively.
Owner and head coach at Universal CrossFit, Eric "Big EZ" Henry draws from his experience in freestyle wrestling, amateur boxing, parkour, and his time as a Marine to lead his students towards the fitness promised land. Along with a cache of coaches comprised of college athletes and members of the military, Eric teaches the tenets of CrossFit, pairing them with nutritional counseling to keep bodies from shriveling up into prune-like versions of themselves. Based on the CrossFit philosophy of varied movement at high-intensity intervals, instructors lead pupils through a huge range of moves that pull from weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning to help improve stamina, strength, and the rest of Universal CrossFit's 10 elements of fitness.