There's a new gym in town: Crossfit Vicarious, which opened in February, is all about the individualized, varied workout provided by the gym's owners that its leaders say set apart from the other workout centers in Milford.
There’s a new gym in town, but it’s not filled with lines of treadmills or ellipticals.
Crossfit Vicarious is housed in a 2,000-square-foot open space, with a few rowing machines, bars and weights, but it’s all about the individualized, varied workout provided by the gym’s owners that its leaders say set apart from the other workout centers in Milford.
“You compete against yourself and the clock,” said Crossfit Vicarious co-owner Melissa Pryor.
Crossfit Vicarious is more like a blend of a sport and a workout routine, and the staff at the gym creates different workout plans every day to keep clients interested and to work different muscles each session, Moyer said. Almost every day of training is based on classes rather than open gym hours, and the staff work to challenge their clients to challenge themselves.
“CrossFit will definitely make you find muscles you didn’t know you had,” Melissa Pryor said. “We’re always here to help you improve what you want to work on.”
CrossFit Vicarious member Keith Bauer, who has only been attending classes for a few weeks, said he feels much better after a CrossFit work out.
“It’s pretty intense and it’s addicting,” Bauer said. “The other workouts can be mundane and boring, and here they change it up and keep it interesting. Folks that spend an hour at [a typical] gym, they’re going to get a much more intense workout here in the same hour than they could ever get [at a regular gym].”
Melissa and her husband, Todd Pryor, opened the gym in February after participating in CrossFit workouts for about two years. Melissa Pryor said it became a passion that they wanted to share, and a Milford location filled a gap in the state between other already established CrossFit facilities.
Since opening in February, the gym has recruited 20 members, but hopes to have at least 125 to 150 members join. Melissa Pryor said they don’t want to grow too large, though, because she wants to keep the community feel of CrossFit, and be able to cater to clients to not only make them feel accepted, but to provide one-on-one training opportunities.
Although the Pryors work full-time jobs on top of running the gym, Melissa Pryor said the passion that surrounds the community of CrossFit exercise makes their new business a pleasure, not a task.
“It’s worth every second of it because it doesn’t feel like a job, like a requirement,” she said. “It’s something I’m passionate about.”