What is Crossfit?
CrossFit is a fitness program dedicated to small-group personal training, which is quite simply “The Sport of Fitness”. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have built a program that will best prepare you for any physical contingency – not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. [Courtesy of CrossFit Inc]
Our typical class normally follows the below template:
Group warm-up and mobility/flexibility work;
Skill/Strength review and instruction
Constantly varied intense Workout of the Day a.k.a. The WOD, lasting between a few minutes and half an hour and incorporating movements from “cardio” (such as running, rowing, skipping), basic gymnastic techniques (such as air squats, box-jumps, push-ups) and Olympic weightlifting (including medicine balls and kettle bells);
Mobility/flexibility work and cool down.
The intensity of the WOD is scaled to suit each individual’s physiological and psychological tolerances while preserving the stimulus of each exercise. Some people want and need more intensity while others benefit from less. There are no treadmills or cross-trainers. We move our bodies as nature intended them to in as many ways as possible, avoiding the inevitable boredom that eventually strikes the typical gym member.
Is it for me?
While it challenges the world’s best and fittest, the CrossFit Program is designed for universal scalability, making it perfect for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We have used the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease as for cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we do not change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. Our hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
Our goal is to continually pursue excellence and virtuosity in all that we do!