What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is like no other workout you’ve ever experienced. The easiest way to describe it is as a strength and conditioning program that is constantly varied with high intensity and functional movements.
What to expect in a typical class.
Classes are about an hour in duration and led start to finish by one of our certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainers. Our CrossFit classes are small and you will receive a lot of one-on-one instruction from the coach. Classes follow this general format:
- Dynamic warm up/stretching
- Skill work – we work a skill/movement that is frequently performed in workouts like muscle ups and handstand pushups
- Strength work – squats, deadlifts, bench press, etc.
- “MetCon” (metabolic conditioning), commonly known as the WOD – Workout of the Day
- Cool down – stretching and mobility work utilizing bands, foam rollers and lacrosse balls
The workout will be posted daily on our blog and on the whiteboard at the gym. We do everything as a group and the coaches lead you through the class with specific instruction and breakdown of any technical or unfamiliar movements. The MetCons can be as quick as five minutes or up to 30 or 40 minutes in duration but are intense and demand all-out effort. Performance is recorded by posting your time or score on the whiteboard to encourage friendly competition and to allow our athletes to track their progress. We foster a team mentality and often partner up for workouts and always cheer each other on. You will be supported whether you’re the first or last to finish.
Is CrossFit for you?
Anyone can CrossFit! Everything we do can be scaled to allow for different fitness levels or injuries/physical limitations. Whether you are just getting started with working out or have an existing injury, we can modify or scale the exercises and work load so that everyone can participate. Our goal is to ensure you are working towards your potential with maximum effort in a safe environment.