CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program centered upon varied, if not randomized, functional movements performed at (relatively) high intensity. CrossFit deliberately seeks to develop physical competence over a broad spectrum of tasks. Simply put, these tasks are cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
Specificity is not our aim, we leave that to the marathon runners and sumo wrestlers of the world! Far different than your typical gym, this is your chance to become an elite athlete! Our CrossFit classes are about an hour long and consist of warm up and skill review followed by the workout of the day. We place a heavy emphasis on mechanics and form to ensure your confidence, safety, and results. You’ll be challenged with athletic, functional exercises, bodyweight calisthenics, weightlifting, and cardiovascular conditioning.
As you advance, workouts contain Olympic weightlifting, Russian kettlebells, gymnastic rings, medicine balls, rope climbs, plyometrics, power lifting and lots of other training techniques normally reserved for collegiate, Olympic, or professional athletes. We incorporate all of this and more into our classes and workouts. If you are just getting back into shape and think it could be too hard, remember that all our workouts are “scalable” based on your level. Adjustments in the number of repetitions, the amount of weight, and the distance can be made so that everyone can participate!
Many people ask the question, “Is the Workout of the Day really all I need to do?” The answer is emphatically “YES!” – that is, when you are able to complete it going as hard and fast as possible. Your goal is to attack every workout and tear it to shreds. It should CRUSH you!
This high intensity is part of the design of CrossFit and is required to get the full benefits. At these high intensities, your body will respond and recover with a very high neurological and endocrine (hormonal) adaptation (neuroendocrine response). This is the “secret” behind the ability of the Workout of the Day, in very often 20 minutes or less, to enable you to develop world-class fitness!