Catalyst 4 Fitness

Cross Training Circuits

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What Is Cross Training Circuits?

A one hour group class for all fitness levels. Don’t let the name intimidate you. Exercises are modified or progressed, depending on the individual.

Cross Training Circuit class participants represent all different fitness levels and ages. CTC will help you with

  • Weight Loss
  • More Energy
  • Improved Self-esteem
  • Increased Strength
  • More Endurance
  • Improved Balance and Mobility
  • Greater Flexibility
  • having lots of fun, fun, fun!

What Should I Expect?

A warm up, a cool down, and in between – you will be led through a combination of cardio intervals, plyometrics, body weight exercises, partner resistance, group challenges, strength training, and balance and mobility movements.

What Do I Need To Know Ahead Of Time?

Wear appropriate and comfortable clothes and shoes. Cross-trainers are suggested for this class. Bring water, a towel if you need one, and a yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, you can buy one from me and have it waiting for you. Contact me now to arrange this.

When Are Classes Held?

Class schedules and registration can be found at Anderson Park District Beech Acres. You can choose to attend 1 or 2 nights a week. For maximum benefit, it is recommended that you commit to 2x/week.

When I think back to that first Cross Training Circuits class, I realize how much stronger I am and try to keep pushing myself.  In the past, I've always hated strength training, in part because I had very little upper body strength but also because I hated going to the gym and doing the same routine on the same equipment over and over.  I really enjoy CTC because it changes each time and I can feel myself getting stronger.

— Brian C.

I had been taking Get Fit 101 for a few months, and over Spring Break 2016, Sharon held a Cross Training Circuits class at her studio.  I decided to give it a try. I was a bit nervous.  I knew it would be harder than Get Fit 101.  I remember being very sweaty when it was done!  That class was my first experience with a finisher!  I don't remember what the finisher was that day, but it almost broke me.  However, over the summer and through the fall of 2016 I took CTC once a week.  I think the focus is more on legs given the set up of the class.  I actually think CTC is harder than Metabolic Explosion Training because of the leg work (at times my quads are screaming!), and it can get hot! I like the time slot too. I can get my workout in and be home to make dinner for my family at a reasonable time and then have an evening.  Beech Acres is a pretty convenient location especially if you have an errand to run afterwards.  I like that during warm weather months Sharon holds class outside. If you are thinking about taking this class, I would tell you to do it now!  You will be so grateful that you did!  And keep coming back!  You won’t reach your goals in 6 weeks.  I have been taking Sharon's classes for 18 months and have not hit my goal yet, but I am getting closer every day, and there's been lots of unexpected benefits in the journey aside from my weight loss goal: new friends, trying new great foods, increased confidence, toner body, improved mental state.

— Jenny G.

What do I think about Cross Training Circuits? I think they kick your butt, and you'll sleep much better after! :)  

— Heather E.

I hope my journey inspires someone on theirs, or inspires someone to start a new journey. I stepped on the scale today, and I almost couldn’t believe it. I've made some great gains in muscle and overall strength, plus I'm down 25 lbs. I keep doing it for progress, not perfection, and I'm not done yet! Big thanks to Sharon for challenging me in Cross Training Circuits and keeping me motivated along the way!

— Gina B.

Sharon's Cross Training Circuits is the perfect balance of a laid back atmosphere with a high intensity workout. She pushed me to do things that I never before dreamed possible, by instilling in me the confidence that I could do it and also supporting me if I happened to fail with her "you will get there soon" attitude!

— Angela K.

As a chronic scoliosis patient who saw a chiropractor at least 3x a month, I have not had to schedule an appointment since I started Cross Training Circuits.

— Judi R.

Cross Training Circuit classes are a great motivator - the last thing I feel like doing after work is working out, the classes are great at getting me to do so, when otherwise, I probably wouldn't. I learned a lot of new exercises in Cross Training Circuits that were fun but challenging. I am stronger and more flexible than before. I really like being outside and the games we play. This makes the class go by fast and more exciting.

— Kelly W.

Sharon keeps the exercises varied and different. She modifies the work outs for those of us who needed a bit more and I woke up everyday after Cross Training Circuits feeling the wonderful pain of sore muscles! Sharon has a great attitude and truly wants to make a difference in the physical fitness of others and that in itself makes an impact.

— Mary Beth B.

I have a great time at Cross Training Circuits, and it is a reassuring place to work at your own fitness level.

— Donna C.

Cross Training Circuits was one of the best decisions I have made to improve myself.  Your class has helped me tremendously to give me that boost that I needed.  I feel stronger and healthier.  When I look in the mirror I can say "Not Bad!" instead of "Ugh!!"  Thank you for offering such a great class!

— Eileen P.

I truly enjoy Cross Training Circuits and it reminds me how great it feels to exercise again....Thanks for all your support and the class, which I really love and its actually fun.

— Erin C.

Before starting Cross Training Circuits, I felt "stuck" in my routine, tired and sluggish.  I needed a boost/change.  Since taking this class, I feel strong!  I have more energy, and think my body is starting to tone and is becoming stronger.  Cross Training Circuits has made me feel great and I look forward to class each week.  I love the positive encouragement without intimidation.

— Tara W.

This is just a little note to say thanks for helping me get started on my journey to get to where I am today. I've been thinking about all the hard work I put in at Cross Training Circuits and on my own (especially today on my birthday 6.65 mile run - WOW! Such a feat for me!) and realized you got me hooked on this stuff! It feels so good to exercise now and to beat all my goals. I weigh less now than when I did in high school - by 20 lbs.!  I can run long distances, I can do so much more.  So now that I'm done bragging :) Thanks again for helping me meet my goals!

— Brittany F.

Your fantastic Cross Training Circuits class was definitely the shock my body needed to get over that horrible six month plateau. Thank you Sharon - you are a great trainer and I can't wait to start Metabolic Explosion Training class with you!!!!

— Sherri C.

I have to tell you that I put on a pair of jeans last week that I haven't worn in five years which was an awesome surprise.  I immediately signed up for the next session for the next session of Cross Training Circuits. Thanks for giving me the variety that I was looking for.

— Julie

Before I started Cross Training Circuits, I felt fat and lazy. Now I feel stronger and thin.

— Melissa Y.

I enjoyed Cross Training Circuits class tremendously. It almost becomes addicting. Not a bad addiction to have! Thank you!!

— Holly R.

Cross Training Circuits holds me accountable to work out and mixes up the routine of going to the gym. I always leave feeling like I got a good work out!

— Carie C.

I would recommend Cross Training Circuits to others because Sharon is encouraging and when I go there to work out, I don't feel like I am being judged. I feel like I am pushed to do my best, but I don't have to worry about what anyone else is doing. I have built up my endurance and my strength so much due to this class. I feel so much better about myself and my body. Although I haven't quite met my goals yet, I know that I am healthier and stronger than I have been in a long time. The other girls in the class are also encouraging and we have fun. It is always great to see progression in the other women and for them to notice how far I have come as well. Thanks! Looking forward to working with you again this session!

— Maria B.

I love C4F Cross Training Circuits because it is an effective, safe workout that is held in a casual environment and the exercises are easily modified for everybody’s level of fitness. I have been involved in physical fitness both personally and professionally for 30 years so I feel confident when telling people that Sharon is an excellent trainer. She is extremely knowledgeable in fitness and nutrition, but I think just as importantly, she truly cares about her clients and getting them in to shape and better health!

— Rolanda D.

While the notion of "Cross Training Circuits" sounds intimidating that is far from the reality. I have enrolled in multiple sessions of Sharon's Cross Training Circuit class. It is a full body workout. There is always something new to learn. Sharon provides alternatives to exercises for individuals who want more or less of a challenge. It is always great fun, a great workout and provides a great sense of accomplishment after every class. Yes, it's GREAT! Everybody is supportive of one another, including Sharon. She is a great instructor, knows her stuff and consistently brings something new to the table making it fun and interesting. She has a lot of knowledge and is always willing to share her advice or opinions on questions or concerns expressed by class participants. The biggest plus is that Sharon is supportive of our wants, needs and challenges and does everything she can to accommodate. She has no "expectations" of anyone other than working with you and moving you forward to the next level of strength and endurance.

— Miriam W.

Cross Training Circuits is a great way for me to relief stress and I can challenge myself on different levels. I am able to push past my comfort zone because others around me are doing it. It is a great motivation for me. I hope I can keep up this lifestyle I'm trying to make for myself and I appreciate the part that you have played in helping me get there!

— Brittany

I would recommend Cross Training Circuits to others because it is a good way to motivate yourself - when others are around you, you (at least I do) push yourself harder.

— Jenny B.

I think you are an EXCELLENT trainer and am lucky to have found you.

— Michele W.

I have really enjoyed Cross Training Circuits class for the last 2 years. I feel a lot better about myself since I am toning my body. Thanks for continuing to hold class and for holding me accountable and pushing me past my limits. When I first started the class I was scared to death and couldn't do much, and now I look forward to coming, and miss it when I'm not there. People always comment that I'm looking better. I had to go buy smaller pants, haven't done that in awhile so I'm excited.

— Jen E.

Since I have been in Cross Training Circuits, my PSA level has actually dropped. This is despite the holidays and its associated bad health habits, and a pretty stressful time at work. The Cross Training Circuit class is the one real change. My wife does make an effort to make sure I eat right and get enough sleep but I am older and stubborn.

— Mike L.

I love the workouts in Cross Training Circuits and Sharon you can be hard on us but I like that. I'm probably the exception but I love to exercise and I'm definitely more disciplined when I come to Cross Training Circuits..

— Tara H.

I am beginning my 4th year of Cross Training Circuits. I initially joined this class because I wanted to find an exercise program indoors during the winter months. I have never left though due the amazing results. Now I feel stronger and more fit than anytime in my life. The 'fitness' feelings last for days after each class. It is the most comprehensive workout I have ever tried. Committing to scheduled class times and participating in a group keeps me on track. I have legitimately lost 30 pounds and Cross Training Circuits helps me maintain the loss.

— Martha L.

It is obvious that I enjoy Cross Training Circuits as I am about to start my 6th session....I look forward to the work out each week because I feel great afterwards and I can tell for a couple of days after that I worked out from head to toe. It is also a great stress reliever and a great way to clear your mind. I really enjoy that you'll give nutrition tips because that is definitely not an area I am strong in. However, as an ex-college athlete this is the first work out I have found that really challenges me to push my limits and I always seem to amaze myself when I try something new. Overall, it is my favorite work out and I would really be upset (I might cry) if it was not offered any longer.

THANKS SHARON!!

— Tracey C.

I really needed to get back into shape. I didn't like the way my body was beginning to look and feel. I'm not getting any younger so Cross Training Circuits sounded like the perfect solution. I feel better about myself now that I'm doing something for myself. Cross Training Circuits is my time for me, and I am getting stronger! Sharon is a great motivator and trainer. She makes you feel good about yourself and is genuinely a very nice person. The sessions are always fun, never the same routine. I look forward to going to Cross Training Circuits each week.

— Laura W.

Before I started Cross Training Circuits I felt I was losing all the strength benefits I had worked hard for and I could not replicate on my own. I needed someone who could get more out of me than I could get out of myself. Now I feel more energetic, more focused and driven to go further. I think my body is happy to be challenged to new activity and regimen. I would recommend Cross Training Circuits to others because it is a great way to challenge oneself. It strengthens the core in a variety of ways.

— Linda C.

Thank you Sharon, for pushing me in Cross Training Circuits! Your classes have improved my physical fitness, strength and 5K time. I was able to shave 2 minutes off my 5K running time. I have been trying to push myself for a faster time for over a year now. Cross Training Circuit class twice a week has made that happen in 10 weeks.

— Kristie E.

I have lost 10 pounds since I started Cross Training Circuits, with 5 pounds in the past month or so. Last year, my blood pressure was 125 over something--now is 110 over 70. Yay! :)

— Cathy M.

Cross Training Circuits is the one exercise regimen that I have been able to begin since having two children.  I enjoy having two hours a week to improve myself after having been dissatisfied with my fitness for a few years.  And it's working!

— Meredith R.

Sharon encourages me to try new things that I may have previously thought that I couldn’t do.  She brings positive reinforcement to working out which I like.  I did have a gym membership in the past, but there was never anyone there to motivate or encourage me to keep pushing myself.  My experience with Sharon has been great.  Joining her Cross Training Circuits and MET classes was one of the smartest decisions I have made recently.  I am proud of myself and my accomplishments, and I can not wait to see what the future holds.

— Julie S.

Cross Training Circuits is the best exercise program I have ever done!!....There are all different levels of fitness in my group from - what I would call "fit" women to someone like me who hasn't exercised in like 15 years.

— Jennifer B.

Cross Training Circuits is exactly what I was looking for as far as a workout. It keeps me motivated to have a class that I can attend with other people every week and I like the exercises we do. I have never been a fan of running and this is the exactly what I was looking for. It keeps me moving and that is exactly what I was looking for. ... After just a few classes I could tell by different exercises I was already getting stronger....it was absolutely perfect and I love it. Sharon is so great at making sure everyone is doing things at their level. She continues to challenge everyone! I love Cross Training Circuits!!!

— Nicole K.

Sharon always has such great ideas for workouts and keeps us motivated in Cross Training Circutis! It is truly so enjoyable and I always love coming to class. This class is my favorite workout class by far that I have ever done!

— Nicole B.

Thanks Sharon! I'll take your Cross Training Circuits class FOREVER!

— Jennifer K.

I joined Cross Training Circuits for a challenge, something different than going to the gym, and also to be held accountable by an instructor in a class setting. Now I feel empowered and in an exercise routine that works for me. I would recommend this class to others because it's a great workout and Sharon makes it that way.

— Shelley L.

Since starting Cross Training Circuits, I feel as though I'm on my way to becoming more fit. I would recommend it to others because it is quick, fits all skill levels, and is FUN!

— Beth W.

I want to thank you for Cross Training Circuits - after class one I felt more energized. In week one I was unable to do a push up or (the dreaded) in and outs. This week I can see marked improvement - sometimes getting a real push up or 2 in instead of those on my knees, and at least being able to balance on my butt for in and outs- which was impossible 5 weeks ago. Yay. Thanks again- I really enjoy Cross Training Circuits and your approach and personality. ;)

— Beth M.

I initially signed up for Cross Training Circuits because, as I've gotten older, I've put on weight and things aren't in quite the right places anymore. After just 3 months of Cross Training Circuits and 1 month of Metabolic Explosion Training class and I really like the changes I'm seeing! The muffin top is starting to disappear and my clothes are fitting much better.  And for the first time ever, I'm actually enjoying group exercise.  Your classes are fun despite what I may say or look like when I'm in the middle of one!

— Leisa F.

Thanks for another awesome workout in Cross Training Circuits!  I'm not sure if I'm just getting old or if you are just that dang good cause you kick my butt on Tuesdays! Thanks!!

— Shanna P.

I recommend Cross Training Circuits because of the great variety in workouts!

— Shannon

I've really enjoyed Cross Training Circuits....I can tell a difference just from 1 workout a week and I can't wait to get to do both days a week. I'm normally intimidated by trainers but you've made me feel really comfortable and pushed me to do better! It's been great!

— Stephanie B.

I would recommend Cross Training Circuits to others because you can enter a Cross Training Circuit session at any fitness level and grow.

— Theresa B.

Cross Training Circuits has paid off in many ways. I'm excited to announce Hudson Reed Bruemmer, born at 12:17am on 5/28. He weighed 9 lbs. 8.4 oz., and was 21 1/4" long. Delivery was very easy...less than one full push. The doctor actually asked where I got my ab muscles, which I didn't think I had any. Thanks!

— Ann B.