Power lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and jumping rope. These are several tools CrossFit uses to facilitate fitness, but not all of them. At CrossFit Wellington, coaches employ the system's medley of exercises to create a comprehensive workout. That workout features constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. In short order, it builds total-body fitness—enhancing strength, stamina, and agility. Instructors change workouts daily, too, to keep boredom from sneaking in and ruining motivation. Motivation, actually, is another tool of CrossFit, and CrossFit Wellington's staff of trainers knows just how use it to keep everyone on track and inspired to achieve goals. And, since workouts can be adapted to anyone's abilities, CrossFit is ideal for all fitness levels and ages. An inclusive system by nature, trainers further its accessibility by offering beginner's classes and even kids' programs.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level (starting as young as 6 months) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–9, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
Above all else, CTX Fitness strives to empower its members. The full-service gym provides individuals with all of the tools, equipment, and professional guidance they need to pursue their personal goals. Visitors of all ages and fitness levels can heft free weights or work up a sweat in the cardio room. CTX Fitness also hosts group cross-training classes, which use functional movement patterns to strengthen and tone the entire body.
Regardless of whether individuals are looking to lose weight or build muscle, personal trainers help them make progress toward those goals while developing self-confidence. In addition to its indoor and outdoor training areas, the center also features a separate room where children can play or share stock tips while their parents get fit.
Equipment: In-ground pit, vault, bars, beam, floor, tumble track
Students should bring: One bottle of water, one drink for lunch, lunch, two snacks
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Parents must register their children ahead of time to reserve spot in camp
Q&A with Jillian Jackson, Co-owner And Head Team Coach
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Children love games, competition and positive attention. We incorporate all three of those things when teaching the kids their gymnastics skills.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
We believe in positive reinforcement. If a child is not "ready" to try a new skill, we do not force them to.
Although some of today's video games require a bit of movement and interaction, they're still no substitute for the high-energy types of activities offered at Brown's Gym Orbit Sports Academy. For starters, the facility's vast gymnastics center features beams, uneven bars, and other apparatuses that youngsters can learn how to use during lessons and open gyms. The same goes for cheerleading, karate, dancing, and soccer—the most popular sport on Earth and Saturn. For a sample of the activities, the facility's staff members host seasonal camps, birthday parties, and afterschool programs.
When you watch the Olympics, gymnastics looks like a sport of physical feats, including balance beam routines and pretzel-style bends. Gymnastics USA honors these performances with Olympics-themed birthday parties?but during their classes for youngsters, dazzling moves take up only part of their focus. The rest of the time, coaches highlight other ingredients for success: self-reliance, hard work, and positive thoughts, such as "I'm thankful this balance beam isn't on fire!" This dual emphasis matters just as much in their competitive practices as it does in their general sessions and their comprehensive programming for special needs students.