Bravo CrossFit, the first CrossFit gym in Westchester, opened in 2009 with a few sandbags and a single rusty barbell. The gym has evolved leaps and bounds since then; with a 5,500-square-foot facility, where clients from all walks of life can get in shape, including students, business executives, athletes, and stay-at-home parents.
The coaching staff has numerous certifications and several years of experience in the fitness and health industry. Coaches lead clients through functional exercises that eschew the muscle-isolating machines and movements of traditional gyms. The daily-changing routines harness kettlebells and calisthenics as well as training skills from Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics. The gym further helps clients overhaul unhealthy lifestyle habits by providing nutritional training and posting healthy, flavorful recipes online for dishes such as slow-cooked coconut-ginger pork and bacon-wrapped chicken to ensure that taste buds don’t get bored and wander into a pint of ice cream.
Equipment: X Training equipment
Students should bring: Bottle of water, workout gloves
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind and be willing to try workouts that are a little different.
Q&A with the Owner/coach
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By using the CrossFit method of constantly varied workouts
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I've always been involved in different sports activities since I was a kid.
After running a successful CrossFit gym in New York, Olga Jourova and Vadim Noskov ventured over the border to start Crossfit Armadillo. Six days a week, they guide members through workouts that focus on functional, varied movements, and incorporate aspects of Olympic weightlifting, plyometric conditioning, and gymnastics. The duo oversees each workout, and tracks members’ progress toward personal fitness goals so that they can see clear improvement and have something to hang on their fridge.
CrossFit XT's coaches give their students the tools to achieve total-body fitness through CrossFit. With its series of constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity, it works all muscle groups. Since CrossFit is scalable, trainers can get students of all ages and fitness levels on track to reaching their goals. Each day they develop new workouts that keep students and muscles from getting bored. Because of CrossFit's intensity, coaches prep students with a fundamentals course.
Switch up your normal routine and head to CrossFit XT in Hawthorne and experience something new.
For a more personalized work out experience, personal trainers are available for advice and one-on-one fitness coaching.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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The house rules are CrossFit Momentum are simple: hustle, get after it, and be sure to clean up any chalk or sweat after each workout. Trainers preach a dynamic approach to fitness rooted in high-intensity, functional movements. Each 40-minute workout might include a mixed bag of plyometrics, handstands, dead lifts, clean and jerk, and a couple kettlebell swings for good measure.