What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program, based on constantly varied, functional movement, performed at high intensity. By blurring the line between cardio and weight training, it serves to train the entire body in a manner which promotes optimal health and physical function. No matter what your current level of conditioning, all workouts can be fully scalable to meet your personal needs or limitations.
Who can CrossFit?
Everyone can do CrossFit! We use functional movements in constantly varied combinations and perform these at high intensity. But remember, we scale the movements, weight and intensity to suit each individual. So, whether you’re an athlete training for a competition, your first marathon, or just wanting to live a fit and healthy lifestyle, CrossFit can benefit you.
How long is a CrossFit session?
A session runs about an hour and consists of a pre-workout coaching period (including Q&A), warm up, strength, workout, and cool down. We run our classes with about 10-15 athletes as this provides us with the type of environment that promotes a close knit team and allows our coaches more one on one time with each athlete. CrossFit is and has always been about community. We support and encourage one another by working together to accomplish our goals.
What if I don’t have time?
Work, family, spiritual growth and social obligations are of course, our highest priorities. But to get the most out of any of these things you have to be well and strong. Face it, anything worthwhile requires a commitment. There is nothing sadder than to have years left in your life, but little life left in your years. The maximum benefit from CrossFit training is obtained through regular participation throughout the week.
What does this mean to you?
The goal of CrossFit training is to insure that you will be physically prepared to meet all of life’s demands. Everything from carrying the groceries, running after the bus, landscaping the yard, military training, or competing in sports. CrossFit is unique in that it prepares the individual to perform at any and every task imaginable. We train for the unexpected.
I'm not an athlete, is this for me?
The truth is that fitness, wellness and sickness are measures of the same entity, which are all linked to good health, or lack thereof. The relationship between these are primarily measured through our Blood Pressure, Body Fat, Bone Density, Triglycerides, Good and Bad Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Flexibility, Muscle Mass, and so forth. Done correctly, fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Therefore, if your goal is to be fit and healthy, you will by definition, be an athlete.
How long till I see some benefit?
In as little as a few weeks you’ll begin to see changes in your body composition, attitude, mental sharpness, ability to move and capacity to respond to stress. Combine this with a proper diet for even better results.
What about diet?
The basic CrossFit diet suggestion is eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that support exercise, but not body fat. We have some specific suggestions for you regarding this kind of diet and we are here to help you develop a plan most beneficial to you and your goals.
Is CrossFit safe?
Of course! Because the movements we do are natural extensions of normal human activity – standing, sitting, jumping, throwing, lifting, pushing, pulling and climbing – all common movements that the human body was designed to do. CrossFit is not exercising in the ordinary sense, which often includes unnatural movement. Instead, you’re going to improve your capacity for everyday activity by systematically training the body in the manner it is meant to be used.
Is CrossFit really for me?
Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ only by degree, not kind. Increased fitness is important to the world’s best athletes and to our grandparents as well.
Who has benefited from CrossFit?
Professional and elite athletes, cyclists, MMA fighters, runners, surfers, skiers, golfers, tennis players, military, law enforcement, emergency services, overweight, sedentary and elderly can all advance their core strength and conditioning. CrossFit may not be for everyone, but anyone can do CrossFit!
Is there a specific program for...
Running, soccer, swimming, karate, cycling, volleyball, rock climbing, football, baseball, lacrosse, wrestling, whatever the sport or activity, the answer is: Yes, CrossFit! We design and deliver a broad-based general fitness. The need for specificity in sport is nearly perfectly met within the training and practice of the sport. There is a strong, yet mistaken, belief that every sport requires a separate and distinct strength and conditioning prescription. CrossFit will improve any athlete’s performance in any sport.
CrossFit vs. Other programs
From the moment you begin our coaches will show you how to move your body and objects safely and effectively, motivate you when you need it, support you throughout the entire session and encourage you to cheer on your fellow companions! We don’t simply let you come in and do whatever you want without our guidance. We won’t give you a tour of endless exercise machines, teach you how to adjust each machine, how to change the television channel while on the treadmill, then leave you alone. Instead, our approach to your fitness is much more personable, fully scalable to meet your ability, and designed to elicit the most extensive physical and mental adaptations possible all based around normal functional movements we all use every day.
Simply put…because it works! CrossFit is not a fad or something that will come and go. The concepts it is based on are proven and have been around for years. CrossFit develops fitness through the most complete range of natural body motion, with movements that are suitable to people from all walks of life. It is not specialized, but rather the complete opposite – generalized. CrossFit may not appeal to you right away, but it will produce unparalleled results for those that are prepared to push their limits and challenge themselves and their preconceived ideas of fitness. It’s a training protocol for those that like the idea of greater reward for greater effort. And for all this hard work what do you get? Correct posture, proper and safe body movements, increased strength and flexibility, injury rehabilitation, and a broad and inclusive fitness program that makes you feel and look great!
“The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.”
– Coach Greg Glassman