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Fitness Craze continues to see big growth in Tri-States

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It's an industry that has grown across the United States over the years and in Quincy, it's becoming more popular by the day. The QTown Crossfit is one of roughly 6,000 affiliates in the country, and this new fitness craze looks like it's here to stay. 
Even on a Sunday, Crossfit members and coaches couldn't resist a workout.  Both Zlatko Masic and Nicole Huber explain what drew them to the growing trend.  
"It's something different all the time, and I like that.  It's not just you go to a gym and figure out what I need to do," Huber said.  
"So when I came out here and saw the community, I immediately fell in love with it," Masic said.  
While there are many reasons to workout, such as getting stronger or increasing flexibility, Huber said she's seeing the difference in her everyday life.  
"Just even picking up my kids and bringing laundry basket downstairs.  I mean you really think about your hips, where you're at, your shoulders and everything," Huber said.  
QTown Crossfit owner Katie Tappe said there are 130 members coming in for classes or various workouts.  
"I'm not surprised per say, but it did exceed our expectations in how quickly we were able to grow," Tappe said.  
What makes Crossfit stand out from all the other gyms? Tappe admits the formula isn't that complicated.  
"Crossfit really isn't different.  It's taking olympic lifting which has been around forever, power lifting, and gymnastics.  It's taking all of the best parts of fitness and putting them all together," Tappe said.  
That combination helped bring in Masic who believes the Qtown Crossfit will continue to grow.  
"So it's becoming a lifestyle for people and I think that lifestyle is sweeping through the Midwest like it is through the rest of the country," Masic said.
Tappe said this isn't just a workout for the younger crowd.  She said the average age for a member is around thirty years old.  
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