WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
Crossfit is a type of training that will make you stronger, fitter, tougher, more toned and build muscle across a wide range of different exercises. It uses varying degrees of intensity and timing in order to test your body in different ways. Crossfit is perfect for individuals who love a challenge, get bored by traditional routines, and enjoy learning new skills and want to look good, feel great and take pride in their health and fitness.
CrossFit uses functional full body exercises from weightlifting and gymnastics, along with running and other bodyweight movements. It is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of fitness level, experience, age or ability.
WHY CHOOSE CROSSFIT?
CrossFit will change the way you look at health and fitness forever. Once you experience the adrenaline of a heart pounding tough workout that tests you physically and mentally limits you will understand why millions of people around the world of all different backgrounds and fitness levels swear by CrossFit. Once you complete a workout that you did not think you could complete you will start to think differently about other goals you did not think were attainable – all of a sudden what seemed out of reach becomes possible, what you feared becomes a goal, failure just a point in the journey. No other fitness programs brings people together to push each other to be better than CrossFit. Sure we use barbells and bumper plates, and gymnastics and that can be intimidating at first. Yes the training looks much more like a sport than it does look like a class and the people working out, when you don’t know them, can look pretty serious or intense, but that is the fun of it and that is how we get unbelievable results. For an hour a day, people from all walks of life leave their titles and egos at the door, step on to the floor as a team, and tackle a workout that many of them never thought possible just hours, days, weeks or months before. After a workout you’ll often hear “wow, that sucked” followed by “but that was awesome, nice work!”. What seems scary and intense at first is what ultimately keeps people coming back for more. If you put your fears and insecurities aside and let your curiosity and goals win out, you will find that CrossFit can really change your life.
IS THIS FOR ME?
Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the world’s best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly. Of course, we can’t load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we’d assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness. Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable and essential yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes. This is a tragedy. Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment CrossFit has been able to teach anyone who can care for themselves to perform safely and with maximum efficacy the same movements typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and certainly exclusive environments.