In implementation, CrossFit is, quite simply, a sport- the "sport of fitness". We've learned that harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition, and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means. The late Col. Jeff Cooper observed that "the fear of sporting failure is worse than the fear of death."It is our observation that men will die for points. 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.
The CrossFit Prescription is "constantly varied, high intensity functional movement". Functional movements are universal motor recruitment patterns; they are performed in a wave of contraction from core to extremity and they are compound movements-i.e, they are multi-joint. We train our athletes in gymnastics from rudimentary to advanced movements garnering great capacity at controlling the body both dynamically and statically while maximizing strength to weight ratio and flexibility. We also place a heavy emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting having seen this sport's unique ability to develop an athletes' explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. And finally we encourage and assist our athletes to explore a variety of sports as a vehicle to express and apply their fitness.
IS THIS FOR ME?
Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete's differ by degree, not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the world's best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly. Of course, we cant load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we'd assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Expect results. This is not an open gym where you wander around wondering what to do. We offer 8 sessions per day. Each of our sessions are lead by CrossFit certified, avid CrosFitters. The result is an exceptional clientele experience. Our coaches provide clients with encouragement and tangible feedback on their progress and help them with individual concerns and needs. Not only are they well versed in all CrossFit methodology, but also nutritional principles. We strive to make our facility a positive place where individuals not only come to train, but also have a sense of belonging. If you feel you are ready to become a part of our community, we invite you to stop by for a visit and see what we are all about!