CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.
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.
The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.
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.
While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.
DO I NEED TO BE FIT TO JOIN A CROSSFIT CLASS?
No. We have athletes ranging from those coming from years of a sedentary lifestyle, to those that are current competitive athletes. Everyone starts at a different point, so in order to prepare athletes for class, and ensure safe movement. We do require athletes to complete Fundamentals, 6 1-on-1 sessions, before joining the classes. If you think that you have a solid understanding of the olympic and power lifts already, then you may test out.
WHAT IS A CROSSFIT CLASS LIKE?
Each class is one hour in duration. You will be taken through a warm up, movement prep, strength/skill, and a workout. The movement will be the same for all classes each day, but will vary day to day. We will guide you along, providing coaching on movements, and appropriate scaling options to get through workouts safely, while pushing yourself to the limit.
WHAT BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT?
Joining our CrossFit community, and making the decision to commit to a lifestyle change. It is a big step, a step towards investing in yourself, and your health. Once you make that choice, and put in the work to make that change. You’ll start to see benefits that may include, but are not limited to:
-Improved Mood Stability
-Improved Sleep Patterns
-Improved Physical Capability
-Ease of Movement
-Increased Metabolic Rate
-Improved Athletic Ability
*results may vary per individual pending class attendance, and effort exerted
SOUNDS GREAT. HOW DO I GET STARTED?
We offer a free intro session that will give you a preview into what a CrossFit workout is like, and our instructors an idea of you as an athlete.