Get Up Get Active with Crunch #33: Overdrive

SARASOTA – Kick it into high gear with Overdrive at Crunch. This high intensity class pushes members to their limit. Crunch group fitness instructor Victoria Chadsey describes it as non-stop action. “Cardio to a little bit of strength, high intensity, your heart rate is up and you continue moving, fat burning… strength training class.” The combination of exercises are endless making each class unique. Overdrive is the definition of a...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #31: Pam’s Transformation

SARASOTA – Four years ago, Pam Aleshire started a journey at Crunch fitness. Her doctor told her she needed to change her lifestyle so she teamed up with Crunch trainer Jason Heckman and got to work, making huge strides. “When I first started here, I could not walk. I hobbled in here. I could do maybe five minutes on the treadmill and now I can do an hour.” You’ll find Pam at Crunch six days a week, often two times a day. “I’m now a...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #29: Boom Move It
Aug06

Get Up Get Active with Crunch #29: Boom Move It

SARASOTA – Boom Move It Powered by Silver Sneakers gives Crunch members a blast to the past This half an hour class brings back dance moves from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s from the Pony, the Grapevine or even the Twist. Crunch group fitness instructor Dee Shafer says Boom Move It has it all. “Basically we’re trying to put in some old dance moves that people remember from the 60’s and 70’s maybe some newer stuff too and we use music from...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #28: Pound
Jul23

Get Up Get Active with Crunch #28: Pound

SARASOTA – Pound is a workout like no other. These green Ripstix weigh a quarter-pound each. So for half an hour, you get to jam out like a drummer and get in a full-body workout while you’re at it. Crunch group fitness instructor Nikki Smith says Pound works your legs, butt, back and belly. All moves are choreographed to the beat of the music. Smith describes Pound as your rock out workout. “You can bang on the ground, you can hit it...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #27: Anna’s Transformation
Jul16

Get Up Get Active with Crunch #27: Anna’s Transformation

SARASOTA – One year ago, Anna Hardesty came to Crunch looking for change. “Doctors told me if I don’t change, I’m not going to live much longer. I had gotten really heavy. I told him, we have to do something, so let’s do it. So he just started me off slow, and worked me up to where I am now.” She teamed up with Crunch trainer Chris Nelson with a big goal for 2016… 100 pounds. “It’s been a complete life change. Imagine not being able...

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Get Up Get Active with Crunch #25: TRX
Jul02

Get Up Get Active with Crunch #25: TRX

SARASOTA – TRX at Crunch is serious work. It’s a full thirty minutes of high intensity strength and conditioning with a warm-up and a cool-down. Crunch group fitness instructor Jennifer Densmore says the total body workout is fast, effective and modifiable depending on your abilities. “You can make it as tough as you want and you can find of make it a little easier. You definitely get a head to toe workout.” The eight-year coach of...

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