All gyms are not created equal. If the high-tech treadmills and state-of-the-art weight training equipment haven't brought expected results, CrossFit could be the answer.
Military special operations and police academies have turned to CrossFit gyms since 2005, and mainstream versions of the workout routine have multiplied to the thousands since 2010.
The high-impact, low machine-use system brings chiseled results to the Valley.
Check out nine local CrossFit resources after the jump ...
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The conditioning system is a blend of weights, kettlebell, gymnastics, powerlifts, and sprints to burn fat and create muscle at quite literally insane rates, and a caveman-like diet.
825 N. 7th St.
Understanding that this workout is no hour at L.A. Fitness, the downtown Phoenix location offers Neuromuscular Release Therapy (NRT). As CrossFit is the steroid-injected version of weight training, NRT is of the traditional massage. 8. CrossFit Full Strength
3853 E. Thomas Rd.
14885 N. 83rd Pl., Suite 102
Boasting many awards on their home page, they also offer kiddy courses for the little ones and five variations of classes to fit members' personal levels. 6. Cactus CrossFit
2027 E. Cedar St.
The oldest Arizonan affiliate, these troopers have been around since 2005, just after the creation of this program. Proud to have no A/C, sweating shouldn't be a problem in this joint. Also, because, you know, you'll be lifting tires and such.