What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
CrossFit East Redlands is welcoming, supportive and fun, specializing in adapting
the CrossFit method for people of all abilities.
CFER is Redlands best kept secret,
surrounded by acres of private and secure space to run, etc... We have a family atmosphere and offer free childcare.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Our programming focuses on real fitness for real bodies so that everybody can be successful in their weight loss, health and fitness goals.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
CFER was founded by two women, one a professional athlete and the other a university educated in kinesiology. Both are driven to maintain their fitness in and encourage fitness in their community.
What do you love most about your job?
During the first year of our business we loved seeing our clients meeting their goals of losing hundreds of pounds collectively, and, increasing their strength in their gymnastic abilities.
In Block Crossfit's 5,000-square-foot gym, certified trainers create a motivating and welcoming environment while teaching a system that anyone can learn. The inclusiveness of CrossFit is what drew owners Joe and Chris to CrossFit in the first place. They wanted to create a place where a sense of community could blossom, as well as fitness. As they perform functional movements at a high intensity, encouragement to reach finish lines and meet goals abound from both trainers and students. Besides that positive reinforcement, they keep everyone engaged by changing routines daily and avoiding the boredom of repetition.
Although they all come from different backgrounds, the coaches at CrossFit Covert agree on the best part of every workout: the community. Each workout of the day challenges its participants to lift weights and complete exercises for functional fitness. The intensity of the routine varies according to who's doing it, but the movements remain the same. The camaraderie is likewise shared—everyone encourages everyone else to finish their reps and come back for more.
With its bright yellow accents and open floorspace, the gym welcomes visitors of all ages. Many of its classes have babysitters scheduled at the same time, so parents can bring their children. Also on the schedule are women's boot-camp classes, kids' classes, and Saturday yoga sessions.
Underground Fitness’s team of personal trainers help trainees meet fitness goals with their own workout full-body regimen. Daily classes are designed to work specific muscle groups, with separate sessions dedicated to the upper or lower body, as well as core muscles. Regardless of the workout theme, the classes follow a custom blend of cardio, strength, and stretching exercises to ensure muscles are built evenly across the entire body.
“Our bodies were created to be active,” Roger Blackshear is quoted as saying on Blackshear Fitness’s website, adding that a sedentary lifestyle makes the body “soft, weak and totally unprepared for physical activity.” Blackshear, an NCCPT-certified personal trainer, knows about the body’s physical capabilities. Over the past 20-plus years, he’s wrestled, played semipro football, and developed a specialty for sports-performance training.
At his fitness facility, he and his staff nudge bodies into motion during private and group fitness training. They augment this training with nutritional advice and healthy, maintainable methods of losing weight, such as always putting your weight where the remote control goes.
Exercisers at RC CrossFit practice three types of functional movement groups: weightlifting, gymnastics, and monostructural, otherwise known as cardiovascular. While these domains differ greatly, and the Workouts of the Day to which they contribute can range from as few as 3 minutes to as many as 60, they are united by scalability. In other words, by adjusting metrics such as load, duration, and intensity, all of these movements can be performed by any exerciser regardless of their fitness level or ability to chug cans of spinach.
The result of long-term commitment is an overall preparedness to perform whatever fitness goals students have for themselves, whether that's besting a personal fitness record or playing with their grandkids well into the later stages of life.