Programs

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Train

Build Strength, Tone up, and Increase Stamina. This 45 minute class includes body weight exercises and elements like kettlebells, bands, free weights, and med balls. We believe our Train workouts are essential to building muscle, increasing cardio capacity, and achieving overall wellness. These workouts are carefully programmed to fit into six week cycles designed to improve a specific movement or muscle group. This method ensures you are always improving and never plateau.

Consultation

A consultation with a coach and performance in your first class will tell us your fitness level. Are you an Olympus, Matterhorn, or Everest? Our groups are named after famous peaks so you are constantly reminded that at Higher, you are always climbing, always working at taking your fitness to the next level. Your group isn’t just a community within our community, it serves to personalize your workout with prescribed weights, movements, and cardio distances that meet your current fitness needs.

Competition

For those who thrive on competition, you can use our leaderboard to compete with others in your fitness level. You can also compete against yourself by comparing your previous workouts. Our Train instructors will coach you on how to execute every movement correctly to avoid injury and get the most benefit. In the Higher Train program, you will continuously improve, never get bored, belong to a great community, have clear goals, and you will always have a great time. 

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Climb

Climb with us in the only VersaClimber studio in Memphis. The perfect workout for busy people, expect to burn up to 500 calories (or maybe even more) in just 30 minutes. A VersaClimber is a piece of sophisticated cardio equipment that will work your entire body. VersaClimbers are low impact so you can work your body while avoiding injury. You will use your arms, legs, core, and glutes to climb, climb, climb for this 30-minute high energy, high intensity class.

The Challenge

We’re not going to lie, this class is CHALLENGING! Beginners may have to slow down or pause occasionally, and this is fine! Even our most seasoned cardio warriors are challenged by a 30-minute climb. Our VersaClimber instructors carefully curate the playlists to be high energy and motivational. You will climb to the beat and in a club-like atmosphere – an enclosed dark room lit up by a vibrant light show.

The Energy

You will learn simple combinations that will help isolate specific muscle groups. During these intense 30 minutes you will work your biceps, glutes, abs, quads, and calves using targeted climbing movements. Our instructors will be there to push you every step of your climb. You will leave this class feeling breathless and drenched in sweat – but also like you can take on the world.

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Compete

If you have ever wanted to do a race, but didn’t know where to start, our specialized training packages are for you. These periodic group training programs are great for beginners to experts who are looking to elevate their training and race day experience. These training programs will prepare you to participate in marathons, 5Ks, triathlons, obstacle course races and more. The secret ingredient is the amazing Higher community holding you accountable and making the experience more fun.

Race Day

Imagine after several weeks of building up your skill and stamina with an amazing group of people, race day is finally here. You head to the meeting point where hot coffee and plenty of carbs are waiting and everyone boards the coach bus to the destination. On the bus is your race day shirt, swag bag and plenty of snacks. The group continues to hype each other up as you arrive at the race. Every step of the way we will cheer you on so everyone meets their finisher goal. 

Training Packages

The typical Train package includes specialized training classes leading up to the race, your race entry fee, group transportation to the event on a bus or van, pre and post-race refreshments, a team t-shirt, and a photographer to capture the day.  All race training packages are designed by veteran long distance competitor, Cole. Currently, due to COVID-19, most race events have been cancelled or postponed. As soon as it is safe to attend large outdoor events, our Train package will be available.

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Child Care

We know that busy schedules make getting to the gym difficult. We want to remove at least one obstacle for you with on-site child care. Our experienced child care provider will keep your child safely entertained while you get your sweat on. For your convenience, you will be able to book your child or children’s spots online, just like you book your own class spots. Pre-paid child care packages make this a seamless process. On-site childcare will be available for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Older children are welcome to wait in the reception area. Please take a moment to read all the rules of Higher Child Care. Your child’s safety is our number one priority and we insist that all rules be followed.

Rules

  • Parent or guardian must remain on the premises. This is a state law. You are not permitted to leave the property when your child is in the child care room.
  • The child care provider will not be allowed to change diapers. Please make sure your child arrives in a clean diaper, if applicable.
  • The child care provider will not be allowed to give the child food or a bottle.

Safety

  • Parent or guardian agrees to wash the child’s hands upon arrival. There is a sink in the child care room for your convenience.
  • Child cannot have had a fever, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous 24 hours.
  • Child cannot have positive Covid-19 exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Child cannot have a positive Covid-19 test in the past 14 days.
  • Child must wear a mask in compliance with the local mask ordinance.
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Experience

We build travel experiences for the active and adventurous. Not every trip needs to be a relaxing vacation on the beach (although there is always room for that too!) Our experiences are based around working out, outdoor adventures, and using your gains in strength and stamina to experience things you never thought possible. Many of our experiences are in tandem with the Compete racing package. Past experiences include a trail race in Arkansas and a mountain run in Colorado. Our Experiences packages include some transportation, accommodations, some group meals, and excursions.

Experience

We do all the planning and coordination so you can just come and enjoy being with your Higher community. Every year we will plan one extravagant trip. COVID-19 spoiled everyone’s travel plans for 2020, but our most extravagant Experience yet was planned for 2020. Our community had planned to travel to Spain to use our fitness for an adventure of a lifetime. We planned to attend the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona for the historic Running of the Bulls, including exclusive balconies overlooking the Closing Ceremony.

Coming Soon!

Our itinerary included traveling to Barcelona where we were stopping at a famous Spanish CrossFit box in between our sangria and tapas. We were also planning to surf the world famous left wave of Bilbao in the Basque country. We will be rescheduling this Experience as soon as it is safe to do so. We hope 2021 means we can safely travel again. Stay tuned for our next Experiences, coming soon, we hope!