What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a program developed to offer a full-body workout that combines elements of cardio, weight lifting, gymnastics, core training and more to prepare the body for real life scenarios.

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

 

Can Anyone CrossFit?

Definitely.

Crossfit is designed to increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, and balance which will improve ever persons day to day life from the world’s best athletes and to our grandparents.

 

Do I have to be fit to start?

No, any level of fitness is suitable to start CrossFit.

 

What does a CrossFit class involve?

The Warm up

Time: 12-15 minutes

Exercises: jumping jacks, pull ups, lunges, squats, jumping rope, etc.

Purpose: To warm up the body and mind for the coming workout challenge. To enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.

 

Skill or Strength Training

Time: 15-20 minutes

Exercises: Strength building exercises or skill enhancing drills

Purpose: To gain the muscle memory, improve form, and increase overall health.

 

WOD – Workout Of the Day

Time: 10-20 minutes

Exercises: High intensity training that varies with each CrossFit WOD

Purpose: To become fit and push oneself.

 

Cool Down/Stretch

Time: 10-15 minutes

Exercises: Stretches

Purpose: To reduce the risk of injury, to bring the body back to baseline and increase flexibility.

 

All the routines, whether they are sets or reps will constantly change, so no one will know what’s coming up that day.

 

What Kind of Exercises Will I Do?

We do things in an endless variety of workouts. To name a few; jumping, skipping, wall balls, pull-ups, dips, push-ups, handstands, kips,  muscle-ups, sit-ups,  holds, the clean & jerk, snatch, squat, kettlebell drills, deadlift, push-press, climbing ropes, and cleans. We make regular use of running and rowing machines, Olympic weight sets, rings, free exercise mat, horizontal bar, plyometric boxes, medicine balls, and jump ropes to ensure every workout is different.

 

What if I can’t do a pull up?

It doesn’t matter, you will get taught in the Fundamentals classes all the movements of CrossFit and how they can be scaled to your ability. If the suggested weight of a workout is too heavy – make it lighter, if the box jump height it too high – make it lower, can’t do a pull up – use a band, ring rows or many other techniques to increase your strength to be able to do the movements.

 

How Do I Get Started?

Sign onto our next Fundamentals class or contact us if you have any questions.