Hardest Workout In New York Is In NoMad
Wednesday April 18, 2012
As summer approaches everyone is thinking about getting their beach bodies into shape, and to make true on all of their New Years resolutions. This city has a ton of gyms, in the NoMad area alone there are plenty to choose from, but there is only one with the hardest workout program in NYC.
The Black Box Gym here in NoMad has a program that is sweeping the country, it is part of the CrossFit program, one of the hottest fitness-and-lifestyle movements in recent years. The NY Post just recently profiled some members that recently undertook the “Paleo Challenge,” in which the participants adhere to strict “caveman” diets consisting of grass-fed meats, fish, fruits, vegetables and nuts.
“On this diet, you can pretty much eat anything that’s green or had a face,” says CrossFitter Will Lanier told the NY POst. It should be known that the diet does not include grains, refined sugars, dairy and starches — or most importantly alcohol. Still, many of the devotees skirt this by indulging in drinks containing tequila, considered a lesser evil because it’s made mostly with agave rather than refined sugars and grains.
Think this diet sounds extreme, well the CrossFit workout is even tougher! Members punish themselves with intense workouts that consist of hourlong sessions that include running, chin-ups, swinging giant hammers, dead-lifting, handstand push-ups and, craziest of all — flipping 400-pound tractor tires!
The regime — a favorite of professional athletes, police academies, martial artists and military units — has slowly been gaining steam in the fitness world, mostly by word of mouth. In 2005, there were roughly 50 affiliates worldwide; now, there are approximately 2,500.
Today there are 20 CrossFit affiliates in the New York City area, with our NoMad location at 25 W. 26th St, just off of Broadway. So if you have the guts and need to get that rock hard body by summer, this might be the plan for you. Good Luck!