CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.
Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.
CrossFit is an intense workout that will test your limits, but that’s why we love it and you should too! We are trained and certified to program workouts for optimal levels of injury-free fitness. Follow our lead, listen to your body and your coach, and you’ll enjoy all the benefits of CrossFit without hurting yourself. Your muscles will be sore… but that’s supposed to happen!
Yes! CrossFit in highly scale-able and you can begin at any age or fitness level. While we do provide an “Rx” (that’s CrossFit-speak for benchmark weight) for each exercise, everyone is encouraged to choose a weight they feel comfortable with on their CrossFit journey. CrossFit is a skill, and like any skill it takes time, patience, and dedication to improve and reach the next level.
All workouts can be modified to meet your specific needs, even if you have an injury. If you feel intimidated by others in the class, just remember that they too started at the beginning – they’ve just been working at it longer than you. In fact, seasoned CrossFitters are an excellent source of knowledge and encouragement, so say hello, and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
Follow your coaches instructions – they have been trained to help keep you safe and healthy. Always listen to your body and communicate with your coaches. We are here to help you in every way we can, and we want to engage with you!