What is CrossFit?

CROSSFIT

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program built on constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity.   Our regime deliberately focuses on physical competence in each of the ten recognized fitness domains.  They are:  Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Agility, Balance, Coordination and Accuracy.  Natural human movements such as standing, sitting, throwing, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, running and punching influence the exercises found in our CrossFit workouts.

  • Constantly Varied:  Routine is the enemy of a well-rounded athlete.  Through a broad training program your body adapts to perform a wide range of physical challenges.
  • Functional Movements:  Compound or functional movements mimic motor recruitment patterns found in everyday life. These multi-joint movements are mechanically sound and therefore safe for athletes of all skill levels.
  • Done at High Intensity Our workouts rarely last longer than 20 minutes because, based on scientific research, high intensity training burns more fat and develops strength and conditioning better than “traditional training programs.”
MOVEMENTS
We combine weightlifting, sprinting, gymnastics, power-lifting, kettlebell training, plyometrics, rowing and medicine ball training.  You can find us running, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope and moving large loads quickly over short distances.  We also utilize dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars and incorporate body weight exercises.

MEASURABLE RESULTS

CrossFit workouts are centered around a “Workout of the Day” or “WOD”.  Each WOD is scored, usually for time taken to complete workout, number of rounds completed in allotted time or load/weight used during the workout.  Each day “scores” are recorded in a wodbook.  This data allows us to track your progress on all levels.  Scoring also creates a friendly, supportive and still competitive environment, a major component of why CrossFit is effective and fun.

IS CROSSFIT RIGHT FOR ME?

Fitness needs for most of us differ only by degree and not kind from those of professional athletes. The ten fitness domains mentioned above are each important to both Olympians and to our grandparents.  The same methods that evoke optimal performance in a professional athlete also generate positive results in the elderly.  It’s simply a matter of degree.  CrossFit workouts are tailored to each individual’s needs.  Movements such as the squat both maintain functional independence and improve fitness.  Hands on coaching and incremental load assignment allows CrossFit to teach anyone (who can care for themselves) to perform with maximum effect the same movements generally utilized by professional coaches in elite and exclusive environments.

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