Xcel

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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.

Our Workouts

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.

Innovative Training

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Torpedoes

Torpedoes

The Torpedo blends a barbell, a kettlebell and a dumbbell together into one, innovative tool. The Torpedo allows people of all fitness levels to press, pull, squat, swing, condition and build strength with unlimited variety. We use Torpedoes for movements like overhead press, weighted squats, deadlifts and more.

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TRX

TRX

TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. TRX straps can be used to accommodate all fitness levels and abilities. We use TRX Straps for movements like low rows, planks, lunges and more.

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Endurance

Endurance

Xcel utilizes interval training, meaning you will exercise at a very high work rate while performing movements that burn more calories both during and after your workout. Throughout the workout, we track your heart activity through MyZone heart rate monitors. We ensure heart rates get into the correct zone by performing movements such as rowing, running, burpees and more.

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TrueForm

TrueForm

TrueForm Runners are self-propelled and do not contain a motor. A TrueForm is the only running device that cues running form, as the belt reacts to every subtly in your movement, balance, posture, hip position, foot strike and more. We use TrueForm runners in every class, ensuring your running block changes daily to promote growth and change.

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.

Constant Variety

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!

Modifications

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.

Benchmarks
and Leaderboards

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.

CrossFit + Xcel

Xcel is offered solely at gyms also offering CrossFit. Some people view Xcel as a precursor to CrossFit, while others view Xcel as an additional training method or a totally new workout style unaffiliated with CrossFit. We offer separate and dual membership options so everyone can find the right balance for them.

We encourage our members to keep an open mind for both Xcel and CrossFit.