St. Croix Blog, HAVE A Fitness Class

Looking to change up your fitness routine? St. Croix offers a variety of different fitness classes for any age groups and fitness levels. From high-intensity CrossFit classes, to versatility increasing barre classes, there is certainly something for everybody. Try a new type fitness course to get yourself inspired to get back into shape, or blend in a new type of class to alter your existing fitness routine.

I’m sure by now, if you haven’t already tried it, you have at least heard of CrossFit. The general goal of CrossFit is to improve physical fitness, athletic performance, and standard of living as a whole. CrossFit uses functional exercises to boost each individual’s physical competence in all ten of the known fitness categories: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, quickness, coordination, agility, balance, and precision.

So, what can you expect when you search for a CrossFit fitness center? First, you shall not find machines, you will notice varieties of free weights instead, pull up bars, ropes, tires, huge boxes, and more. These fitness tools are utilized by CrossFitters through the ‘workout of the day’ (or WOD). CrossFit gyms place proper persistence and technique before strength, so that your WOD is performed safely and efficiently for maximum results.

On St. Croix, 340 CrossFit promotes mindfulness and respect in their gym (or ‘box’). Positivity, motivation, motivation, respect, teaching, learning, completion of assignments, concentrate on precision, strength and integrity constitute 340 CrossFit. They provide a fitness community where visitors and members are inspired by each other, and feel welcome. 340 CrossFit offers an atmosphere that is always positive, encouraging and respectful. You will most likely hear other members cheering you on and also you shall find yourself doing the same to others. In addition to a regular schedule of CrossFit classes, 340 CrossFit offers team kids and workouts CrossFit, therefore the whole family can get exercise together.

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If you want to give it a try, 340 CrossFit offers regular monthly and yearly unlimited regular membership options, and course pass options for those frequently arriving less. In addition they encourage locals to come and try a complimentary introductory class, and welcome people to drop in while here on vacation! If you’re looking for a way to get a great workout while getting in a few stretching (and a little Zen time), you might like to consider taking a barre course in the Courtyard. Barre classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet, yoga and Pilates.

The barre is used as a prop to balance while exercising that concentrate on isometric weight training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) coupled with high reps of small range-of-motion actions. Barre classes also often incorporate light handheld weights to boost the burn during those repetitions, as well as using yoga exercises mats for targeted primary work. The wonder of barre classes are the benefits which include weight reduction, improved posture, increased muscle description, increased flexibility and reduced stress.

Barre classes are excellent for just about any fitness level because the technique was designed so the positions and actions are basic, it’s how deep you work in them which makes the difference in the intensity. If an intense, fast-paced workout is what you would like, check out the boxing or gravity classes at Studio 360 Wellbeing & Motion Center. Trainer and Owner Kendall Holmes offers small group classes that will whip you into shape. Another great high intensity option for those searching for a good cardio workout are spinning classes at iCycle in Christiansted.