The U.S. Government recently issued new guidelines on physical fitness, recommending that adults get 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity each week AND two days dedicated to muscle strengthening. While aerobic exercise is something many of us are familiar with, muscle strengthening is more foreign and downright intimidating.
Which is why we have partnered with one of the best gyms in CT to offer this special fitness program that is like gym class for adults! These classes are great for those new to cross training, runners looking to get stronger (and faster!) and fitness aficionados looking to spice-up their workouts.
Our next session begins the week of January 13 and continues through March 3 with classes being offered 3 times per week: Sunday mornings at 9am, as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. You can commit to one class per week, two or all three. Also, you are not locked-in to the same class day each week so if work or life prevent you from getting to class one week, you can double-up the next.
You can register for a 4, 8 or 12-class pack here, though if you run out of classes before the end of the session, you can always purchase more.
Each class will last about an hour, though the actual workouts are usually less than 15 minutes. The rest of the class is dedicated to warming-up, stretching/mobility and learning the proper movements and techniques for each exercise (exercise modalities include body weight exercises like squats, lunges, sit-ups and push-ups, as well as work with kettle bells, agility ladders, medicine balls, bikes and rowers). Many of the workouts are partner-based which adds an element of camaraderie and team spirit.
Classes take place at CrossFit Hartford and are taught by their experienced coaches/owners - some of the best, most-patient, super-encouraging fitness coaches in the state (Coach Doyle coaches a hybrid half marathon training program for Fleet Feet that has achieved incredible results with every runner in the program). You will find their enthusiasm motivating and their coaching educational.
No previous cross training or CrossFit experience is necessary. If you can't perform an exercise due to an injury or lack of mobility, the coaches will help you modify the workout so you can sweat alongside everyone else!
Speaking of sweat, we can guarantee you will, but you will also find yourself laughing, having fun and feeling completely exhilarated. The hardest part of any fitness program is showing up. Make the commitment to take that first step and sign-up. Once you do, you'll have the support of a community to help you stick to it!
Sign up here!