By John Sharp
Change Now CrossFit is remodeling the former Charles D. Jones Co. building at 611 E. 99th St. into a gym and fitness center that it hopes to open late January or early February.
Page Burns, an owner who will serve as head coach at the facility, explained crossfit training as short high intensity small group workouts that are supervised by trained coaches and scaled to the ability of each member of the group.
“It’s like having a personal trainer that you share with a small group at a much lower cost than having your own,” says Burns.
Burns said unlike in most traditional gyms where people work out on their own, in crossfit training groups everybody supports each other.
“You definitely make friends,” she said. “Each group becomes a small community.”
She said group sessions generally last about an hour or less, including a warm-up period, a 15-20 minute high intensity workout and a cooling down period. She said the groups are open to everyone from teenagers to persons in their 70s or older.
Burns said monthly memberships cost $160, but there are discounts for longer memberships and for families, first responders, veterans and teachers. For more information or to join, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-569-0525.