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Cross Fit

A high-intensity gym focuses on functional movement.
March 12th, 2014 by: Jennifer Hughes

 A high-intensity gym focuses on functional movement.

CrossFit fanatics are intense about their chosen form of exercise. Looking at CrossFit aficionados, it’s not hard to tell why. After a few months of steadily following this popular exercise movement’s Workout of the Day, most participants show off toned physiques and a “harder, better, faster, stronger” mentality.

The CrossFit ideology is based on the idea that exercise should be based on the same movements we use in daily life: squatting, lifting, pushing and pulling. Your first class at the CrossFit NOLA “box” (gym) will include basic instruction on the nine foundational movements of CrossFit, followed by a powerful, guided workout geared to improve stamina, power, flexibility, speed, coordination and agility.

The CrossFit Workout of the Day can be scaled down or up according to your ability. Either way, you’ll feel it — intensely.

Though CrossFit is more expensive than many traditional gyms, the personal instruction and guaranteed results may make the added expense worth it. CrossFit NOLA also offers discounts to students, members of the military, law enforcement officers, fire fighters, musicians and medical residents.
CrossFit NOLA operates three locations in the New Orleans area: uptown on Burthe Street, in Mid-City on North Cortez Street and downtown on Magazine Street. Saturday morning intro classes are free for local first-timers.