Xcel is heart rate-based high-intensity interval training. This high-energy class format utilizes MyZone heart rate monitors to track progress and effort throughout each class and over time. In Xcel, you will never use a barbell. We use Trueform treadmills and Concept 2 rowers and SkiErgs for the cardio portions of the workout. For strength exercises, we use Torpedoes, TRX straps, and bodyweight movements. You’ll be led by experienced, enthusiastic and motivating fitness coaches who are dedicated to your success.
One of the main pillars of interval training is variety. In Xcel, you will rotate through four stations, each offering something new. While our stations remain the same, the movements performed and equipment used in each station varies daily in order to keep our members engaged and challenged.
FOUR STATIONS, TEN MINUTES EACH.
A Workout For Everyone
Xcel draws people from all walks of life and fitness backgrounds. Everything can be scaled up or down, so each individual can perform his or her best.
As we share some equipment with the CrossFit portion of our gym, we are able to constantly vary our movements. We will often replace a rower with a SkiErg, or a SkiErg with a bike in order to keep our members feeling challenged!
We always offer modifications to our movements. Whether you choose to run, jog or walk; whether your heart rate is in the red or blue zone; whether you’re lifting a heavy weight or using none at all, our coaches are here to cheer you on to the finish line and encourage you to meet your personal best, wherever that may be.
From time to time, we will hold challenges for our members. From a MEPS challenge to a one-mile run or walk on the TrueForm, we are always showing our members their progress. For those on the competitive side, we keep track of a leaderboard for each challenge.