The 10 Best Fitness Centres in Madison, Wisconsin

6. Crossfit Big Dane

big_dane_main_logo_gmailLocated in 506 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715, (608)819-6544

Barrett Danz owner/head coach of Crossfit Big Dane, he is is a certified CrossFit Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Specialist who got his start by coaching and teaching in Milwaukee. He believe the key to real fitness is to take a well rounded approach to your fitness program.  He has taken this approach in his own training by participating in many different events/competitions from weight lifting/ CrossFit competitions to the Madison half marathon.

At Crossfit Big Dane their philosophy is making sure you have a different type of workout with a group of people. They will greet you every day with a high five or a handshake (or even a pound). Coach believes (positive) energy is contagious, if we convey it you will feel it. Your coach WILL know YOU!  Not just your name, but you the individual. You made the investment to be here so we will make the investment in YOU to make sure to enjoy your workouts.

Some of the qualities that stand Crossfit Big Dane out from other Crossfit gyms are;

Their Head Coach Actually Has a Background in Exercise Science and Teaching.

Their Top Priority is Moving Better in the gym and you will move better in everyday life.

Every workout has a planned stimulus.

They have skill sessions daily, some gyms try to incorporate advanced skill session once a week, while some don’t work on it at all.

They are a strength AND conditioning based fitness methodology, not one without the other.

As earlier highlighted in their standout qualities we take a look at some of their coaches and their areas of expertise:

Brandon Kappel – Assistant Coach: UW Madison Bachelors of Science in Life Science Communications; emphasis in Communication Strategy, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CPR/First Aid/AED -Red Cross.

Samantha Gaffney – Assistant Coach/”Joy Girl” (Client Services Manager -CSM): -Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and CPR/AED/First Aide Certified.

Alyson Herreid – Assistant Coach: Crossfit level 1 trainer.

They have affordable rates which members can chose from ranging from $150 for 12 months, $165 for 6 months and $180 per month which you enjoy unlimited classes and other benefits that comes with each membership plans.

Steve from Madison said tjr gym is a good one. The trainer, Barrett, is very knowledgeable on proper technique and good at making you feel welcome. The workouts are challenging providing a good start to your day.

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