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1) How did you hear about the gym originally?



Through the Winter Warrior Program at Fleet Feet back in 2014.  Then a friend that I run with did OMT earlier this year and I realized I desperately needed a change in my workouts and seeing her progress inspired me.


2) Were you most interested in Private Training, CrossFit/Just Results classes or the Operation Muffin Top Bootcamp? 


Definitely the OMT, I needed to be accountable to someone and the program gives you that.  


3) What were your initial reasons for joining and have those reasons changed? 


Initially for OMT, but now trying the different classes and realizing what my body is capable of doing the workouts my outlook changed.  I am still in the learning stages of a lot of movements, but with practice and determination I hope I will continue to improve.


4) How long have you been a member at Carozza Fitness? 


3 ½ months.


5) What is your favorite exercise?  Why? 


Learning the ring muscle ups (with a modification) and handstand pushups are top of my list right now!  I enjoy when running is added into the workouts as well, I feel like I am getting stronger while still having a focus on the cardio.


6) What is your least favorite exercise and why? 


Snatches.  I am still learning how to figure out the movements and not make a fool of myself!


7) What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting at CF? 


Getting stronger and feeling better about my body.  I have always been good about getting the cardio done, but lacked at the strength training.  This has given me a new perception on what I am capable of doing.


8) How many days per week do you work out at Carozza Fitness? 


Classes 5-6 times a week.  I tend to sign up for more running races and biking activities than I probably should, but having these activities to train for keeps me motivated!


9) What movement are you still struggling with and what are you doing to fix it? 


The rope climb!  Trying to practice how my feet wrap around the rope to remove the excess slack.  The list is much longer, but the skills and drills classes are helping me understand and improve! 


10) What’s your favorite color? 




11) How has your nutrition changed since joining CF?


I thought I was managing what I was eating, but this past summer I got off track and OMT was exactly what I needed to get me back in-line.  I was already on a gluten free diet so I thought the paleo diet would not be a drastic change. It made me re-assess what I was eating and allowed me to be creative with recipes and try new things.


12) What motivates you daily? 


As awful as this sounds, I do not come from a family with “skinny genes”.  For years I always wonder why some people can eat whatever they want and I look at food and gain weight.  It did not seem fair to me, but it is reality.  My motivation stems from wanting to be in good shape and not be sedentary.  Also, the feeling after a good workout always makes me excited for what is to come the next day and how I can improve. 



13) What advice would you give to someone who might be hesitant to join Carozza Fitness?


Do not let your fear get in the way and realize it is ok to step out of your comfort zone.  Since day one of walking through the door I have felt welcome and encouraged to do my best.


14) What would you like your UNICORN name to be? 


Forget-Me-Not Buttercup. I am so not creative but google has a unicorn name generator. (Forget-Me-Not is mischievous and nosey, Buttercup is a little crazy).  JodiO will work just fine though!



What is CrossFit?

Crossfit is a class based fitness regime, designed to promote a physical exercise philosophy based on functional movements at high intensity. The challenging and supportive gym environment incorporates interval training, Olympic lifting, plyometrics and gymnastics. The aim of each daily workout is to improve cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. With the expertise of the experienced trainers, all stretches, movements and exercises will be thoroughly demonstrated and explained before every workout begins. Each trainer will work with an individual both in class and one on one, to understand their strengths and weakness and to help modify any workout to accommodate all of our member’s needs.





Group CrossFit Classes

Working hard and achieving goals is the fundamental backbone of CrossFit. CrossFit in a group setting provides a unique and inspiring push that many people thrive off of. The always-welcoming community encourages fellow members to be the best they can be. Every class is closely monitored by our excellent team of coaches who are there to provide a positive, safe and goal driven environment. 

Personal Training

For those members who feel the group setting is not for them because of scheduling, personal goals or specialized training needs, we always offer the ability to take personal training sessions with any of our experienced staff members

Personal Training

Carozza Fitness is among our areas most experienced when it comes to private training with over 19 years of experience.  Our 10,000 square foot facility is designed and equipped to handle every everyone. If you have specific goals, weaknesses or are training for a specific event, we can custom fit a program to you.  Cancellation Policy – 24 hour cancellation notice is required.


Crossfit is a program developed to offer a full-body workout that combines weight lifting, cardio, gymnastics, and core training. Our 60-minute classes incorporate demonstration, instruction, and explanation by our highly trained coaches to ensure all our athletes are getting the most out of their workout. With varied workouts each day, our athletes will see an improvement in their physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness in a hardcore yet accepting and encouraging environment.

  • Warm-up: Skill-based warm-up to prepare the body for the workout.

  • Skill/Strength: includes strength training and instruction on basic movements

  • Workout of the Day (WOD): which might be any combination of gymnastics, running, jumping, squatting, kettlebells, Olympic weightlifting, and more.

  • Cool-down: Includes appropriate stretches and mobility for recovery from the WOD

“Just Results”™

There are more similarities than differences between CrossFit and "JUST RESULTS", but the main difference is that in "JR", there’s an absence of heavy barbell work and technical movements such as the Olympic Lifts. In that way, "JUST RESULTS" is more of a continuous, fast-paced workout, with less breaks, and not a lot of “learned” movements or technical knowledge.

With "JUST RESULTS" you will develop your endurance, stamina, strength and speed. All of these will benefit any athlete looking to perform their sport at a higher capacity for a longer period of time.
For this reason, our "JUST RESULTS" classes particularly benefit our endurance athletes such as runners, bikers, and triathlon competitors. This class is also recommended to newer or less experienced CrossFit athletes.

“Just Results” ROW 

This is a high energy, low impact, full body workout. During this 60-minute class you will be working every muscle in the body through a combination of rowing and strength training in one highly effective and invigorating workout.


  High-intensity intervals alternate bursts of extreme activity with recovery exercises to increase aerobic capacity and efficiency. Translation: you’ll burn more calories, improve endurance and have fun while you’re doing it!


     This is a smart workout – low-impact and form-centric to reduce the risk of injury while still providing a kick-ass workout. We made rowing central to our workout because it eliminates the force other cardio exercises put on your joints while still providing maximum burn.


  Each stroke on the row machine works 84% of your muscles for a true total body workout. By coupling rowing with complementary sculpting exercises, JR ROW hits every part of your body for head-to-toe toning – you’ll feel it in muscles you didn’t even know you had!



These classes are performance oriented sessions for athletes and non-athletes wishing to develop effective mobility and flexibility strategies, improve ideal athlete positioning and movement set-up, and implement whole-body maintenance practices thus decreasing the chance of injury. Members will understand how to: Improve force production, increase work outputs, avoid common and preventable movement dysfunction and injury, and understand how to address simple performance related myo-fascial and joint mobility issues.


Improve understanding of key anatomical elements as they relate to functional movement, and as performance limiters. 

What will this class do for you?

  • Move better 

  • Remain Injury Proof

  • How to Understand and End Your Athletic Pain


Class Goals:

  • Increase awareness of “best-fit” biomechanical set-up and movement strategies for optimal work and force outputs.

  • Understand movement compromise strategies for specific movement outcomes.

  • Develop an understanding of common movement dysfunctions and a systematic model for addressing common problems associated with strength and conditioning training.

  • Develop effective abdominal/spine stabilization strategies

  • Understand and apply neuro-muscular stretching methods

  • Understand methods to improve overhead positioning and efficacy

  • Develop methods to address common myo-fascial pain/dysfunction

  • Understand how to treat soft tissue injuries

  • Develop better movement preparation strategies


H.I.I.T is full-body interval training focused on strength, flexibility, stability and cardio...without the treadmills. 60-minute group classes incorporate bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, TRX, and resistance training set in a fun, energetic atmosphere for ALL! 

Operation Muffin Top™ 

Our "Operation Muffin Top" Paleo Boot Camp Challenge is about life transformation through education, nutrition, and fitness. Whether you are just beginning the journey for better health, or an elite athlete looking to take your fitness to the next level, you owe it to yourself to take this challenge. No more excuses and no regrets - improve yourself, impact the world around you, and win some serious prizes!


With O.M.T there are TWO ways to win. Not only do we award a cash prize ($400-$600) to the participant who loses the highest percentage of their starting weight but we also award a prize to the participant who racks up the most points throughout the competition.


Our Philosophy


Where we are and What we have to offer

Location: Our facility is located on the Stamford/Darien border at 316 Courtland Ave Stamford, CT (former Planet Fitness). Our location provides easy access to major highways and Stamford/Darien train stations. Our large parking lot provides a hassle free experience.
Amenities: Our 10,00 square ft location is uniquely designed to accommodate all your needs including
  • Large workout area 
  • Large bathroom and locker room areas
  • Multiple showers
  • Secure locker for personal items
  • Towel service
  • Lounge area with Free WiFi
  • Separate area for personal training
  • Professional cleaning
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