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.
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I’m not in shape. Can I keep up?
You just have to join and get started. We’ll scale programs to your fitness level plus we’ll make sure you go through our Bootcamp before starting CrossFit as a participant. Everyone starts at a different degree of fitness. We know this and will work with you to scale your activities according to your current fitness level.
I’m a woman. Will CrossFit make me look bulky?
Most women are curious as to what will happen once they try resistance training. Women who get bulky are training and dieting with the intent of gaining significant amounts of muscle mass. They must have the genetics to do so AND train specifically with that goal in mind. You’ll much sooner get lean than bulky.
I’m not ready for the group. Do you offer personal training?
Absolutely. Contact us and we’ll go over your options.
I was injured, how will CrossFit affect that injury?
All injuries are different. We have a team of coaches trained to spot issues that may inhibit your ability to do full-scale CrossFit. Just be upfront about the issues you face, and we’ll work with you to find a fitness option that works best. You’ll scale your activities as you’re capable and ready. And we’ll instruct you on proper form and technique. The goal is to build back from injury, not be scared into inaction. If you are currently experiencing pain, we have a Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, and Chiropractor, and we can refer you.
CrossFit isn’t for me. Do you offer other programs?
Yes. Along with CrossFit, we offer a variety of other programs and membership options. Membership comes in the form of monthly rates for each program or Contracts. We also offer punch cards and drop-in rates. There’s a free trial for most everything as well, so be sure to ask. Our programs range from traditional CrossFit to fitness classes like BootCamp, Fit Over 55, CrossFit Kids/Teens, and Babes for Barbells. We also offer personal training for those who just want one-on-one instruction. Please contact one of our staff members, and we’ll walk you through the various options.