Legends of Pittsburgh Fitness and Performance Center

NEW CLASSES coming to Legends of Pittsburgh


Why do 50 to 60% of fitness center members drop out within six to nine months of joining? These are the reasons most commonly given:

1. Lack of motivation.

2. Lack of results.

3. Don’t know how to exercise effectively.

4. Boredom.

5. The intimidating atmosphere of the gym.

6. Lack of time.

7. Too expensive.

Reasons 1-5 can be legitimate. Reasons 6 and 7 are seldom true and more likely reflect the need for the person to re-evaluate his or her priorities.

We at Legends of Pittsburgh Fitness and Performance Center are doing something in response to all of these reasons why members quit exercising.

We are adding small group training classes that are adaptable to members of all ages and conditioning levels. These classes will educate you, motivate you, challenge you and help reshape you. On top of that, they are not expensive and do not require a great commitment of time. Most importantly, in no time you will be stronger, healthier and leaner.

As many of you know, Go For Broke Crossfit is located in the back of our facility. We are one of more than 10,000 affiliated Crossfit gyms worldwide. Crossfit is no longer a cult workout program for the super fit. These days, you will find everyone from elite athletes to stay at home moms engaging in the high intensity exercise program that has taken the fitness industry by storm.

But we understand that Crossfit is not for everyone. Some consider it too demanding, too intense or too intimidating. Others are interested primarily in strength training.

In response to this, beginning in January we are starting two new primary classes and one new secondary class.

First, we are starting what we call G.E.T. Fit (Group Exercise Training). We will do some of the same exercises found in Crossfit workouts, but our pace will be different and the classes briefer.

The trainer will incorporate kettlebells, medicine balls, bodyweight exercises, dumbells, rowers, assault bikes, etc. in a 45 minute fast paced, interval training session. No two classes will be the same. Some may use these classes as a springboard for Crossfit classes in the future, but most will be contented to stay in these classes indefinitely. The class is co-ed.

Secondly, we are starting small group strength training classes. This program will involve the fundamental barbell lifts: squat, deadlift, press, bench press, row and power clean. This program is designed for all levels of strength, as the loading and repetition parameters will be personalized for each participant. Small groups will allow for individualized attention and coaching. The primary focus is to develop absolute strength, which will make you better at just about every physical activity, from sports to daily life. Strength training will increase your bone density, improve your self-confidence and give you a lean physique. This class is also co-ed.

Thirdly, we are adding a secondary class. It compliments the Crossfit, G.E.T. Fit and strength classes. Thousands of exercisers worldwide have incorporated this program known as ROMWOD into their workout routine. It is typically a fifteen to twenty five minute program designed to increase your range of motion and accelerate your recovery from your more strenuous exercising.

Initially the new classes will be scheduled between 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. We will adjust these times and days as demand dictates.

The monthly Crossfit membership will remain at $99 per month, with those members also now free to join in any of the other classes.

Those wishing to have a basic membership, as well as unlimited access to G.E.T. Fit, strength training and ROMWOD classes will be charged $79 per month.

However, all the classes are FREE for all members in January of 2016! There is absolutely no obligation to continue in any of the classes after January. Even if you do not continue, you will have learned how to exercise more effectively and efficiently, so please give it a try.

There is one prerequisite. Before starting the classes, you must attend at least one “on ramp” class. This will allow our trainers to explain the classes more fully and teach you the basic exercises so that you can safely begin the classes. At that time, you and the trainer will determine whether you need more than the initial on ramp class to prepare for the regular class. Additionally, at that time you will be scheduled with a trainer for a brief assessment of your current health and specific goals. The on ramp classes and initial assessment are free of charge. You will also have an option at that point for a much more in depth assessment with our on site chiropractor, Dr. Jake Feroce. Dr. Feroce will be at the on ramp classes and at the initial assessments to explain in more detail what this would entail and what the fee would be if you choose this option.

The classes themselves will begin on Monday, January 17, 2016 and will be free through the end of January. The exact schedule will be posted at a later date.

The on ramp classes will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

You are not required to pre-register for the on ramp classes. Participants will meet in the back of the facility near the Crossfit area. Please contact us with any questions, or if none of these times are convenient for you. We would be happy to schedule you at an alternate time.

It’s time to change your life! Let us help.


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