Fitness is habit-forming, too

November 19, 2012 by  

With all of the “eating holidays” at hand, and winter weather encouraging people to hibernate indoors, the struggle to achieve or maintain a healthy level of activity becomes an even greater challenge. The new Mount Kisco CrossFit club has stepped in to address that. Open since November 10 by Andrew and Kim Handler, the facility is offering free memberships for the remainder of the month of November.

CrossFit workouts are built around small classes of high-intensity activities based around everyday movements like lifting, squatting, and stepping. Goals of the program include varied exercises that both challenge the body and keep participants from growing bored with an unvaried routine. Unlike most sports that tend to condition particular muscle groups and systems while leaving others unaffected, CrossFit is structured to work each muscle group using specific activities, weights, motions, and equipment in different combinations.

Giving the community a taste of CrossFit for free is intended both to make up for a delay in opening the facility in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and to allow the curious the chance to try the classes out for themselves. The team-based format of classes provides motivation to participants’ achievement, which can resonate with those who give it a try during the complimentary period.

Currently, weekday classes are mornings at 6:00, 7:00, and 9:30, at 1:00 in the afternoon, and evenings at 5:30 and 6:30. Saturday morning’s class is at 10:00. Additional classes will be announced soon, perhaps through the use of brochure and flyer printing, as well as on the cub’s website.