Have you tried CrossFit yet? Whether it’s time to begin a fitness routine or step up the one you currently have, joining a CrossFit studio (or box, as athletes call it) might fit your needs and broaden your workout horizons. CrossFit workouts are based on the philosophy of fitness as functional movement performed at high-intensity, constantly varied. Some fitness experts say that what this means is that the fittest people should be great in everything, but specialize in nothing. CrossFit aficionados report that the friendly competition at the studio motives them, provides more fun than working out alone and feels addictive. We found several recommended CrossFit Studios within just a few miles of Cadence at Gateway, close to our new Mesa master-planned community. CrossFit Incite Woman climbing a rope and working out at crossfit incite in the east valleyAt CrossFit Incite, athletes won’t find regular workout machines. They stay fit using kettle bells, barbells, medicine balls, tractor tires, battle ropes and open spaces. In addition to regular classes, the box offers CrossFit Kids, high fitness and self-defense classes. The owners encourage families to train together. Incite athletes describe it as a community that supports and motivates one another. Prices: One week free; $135 per month for unlimited; $125 per month for unlimited with a six-month agreement. First responder and couple rate available. 8743 E Pecos Rd Mesa, AZ 85212 Phone number (480) 648-4786 http://www.crossfitincite.com/ CrossFit Obsession The coaches at CrossFit Obsession operate on the belief that fitness is for everyone. They advise “form first, then consistency, then intensity.” Looking for a fun, supportive and educational environment to accomplish your fitness goals? You’ll find it here. Prices: $70 for 2 weeks; $145 per month unlimited; loyalty discounts available. 7931 E Pecos Rd Mesa, AZ 85212 Phone number (480) 280-7804 http://cfobsession.com/ CrossFit San Tan Crossfit Incidious is located in the East Valley and is one of the best gyms aroundOwner Mike N. of CrossFit San Tan has an engineering background with a life-long passion for health and fitness. You’ll find a blog on their website with a daily list of the WOD (Workout of the Day) specifics for members. The studio, established in 2010, is located in the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and serves the Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek areas of the East Valley. Prices: $135 for one month; $690 for six-month membership; $1,296 for one year. 7665 E Velocity Way Mesa, AZ 85212 Phone number (480) 221-9525 http://crossfitsantan.com/   CrossFit Insidious Coaches at CrossFit Insidious say they help athletes find the inborn drive they need to do CrossFit training. This popular box offers a special to try a class for free on the first and third Tuesday of every month. A “Cub Club” for children between the ages of 5 and 12 teaches children proper movement technique and creates a broad athletic foundation.  Their website and WOD (Workout of the Day) blog has photos and motivational quotes for inspiration, plus athlete spotlights. Prices: $135 for one month; $690 for 6 months; $1,296 for 12 months; loyalty discounts. 1529 S Clearview Ave Mesa, AZ 85209 Phone number (480) 620-0970 http://www.crossfitinsidious.com/index.html CrossFit New Strength Woman lifting weights and working out at crossfit obsession in the east valleyCrossFit New Strength in Mesa services individuals and corporate wellness partners across the Valley. The coaches know that fear and uncertainty can be barriers to getting started in the CrossFit community and are trained to scale and modify for any individual according to their fitness level. They also offer nutrition counseling and physical therapy. Prices: $129 per month unlimited; additional cost for personal training. 1762 S Greenfield Rd Mesa, AZ 85206 Phone number (480) 926-2382 http://www.cfnsaz.com/ Fitness articles from local publications: AZ Central, “Stay fit in the Phoenix heat” Fitness tips from East Valley Moms Blog Pinterest page Focus on Fitness from Raising Arizona kids Interested in more tips for East Valley living, Mesa masterplanned communities or new homes in the East Valley and growing Mesa Gateway, Arizona corridor? Sign up at http://cadenceaz.com/contact/