CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity. CrossFit is a method designed to mimic a human’s natural movements through exercise. Our lives are based on movements that happen all day long; whether it is picking up your child, getting in and out of your car or helping a friend move. These are called “functional movements.” CrossFit is influenced by these movements and has set up a system to maximize the potential of our physical capacities as human beings. The programming of CrossFit is based on gymnastics, weightlifting and mono-structural movements. You will become stronger in all of these areas therefore making your potential to move your own body weight or external objects that much greater. Regardless of age, experience and fitness level, any individual can participate in CrossFit because the workouts are scaled to a person’s individual abilities.
Our Foundations program is mandatory for all new CrossFitters. The program consists of training classes designed to introduce you to CrossFit. We will go over the fundamental movements that are paramount in our programming; this will ensure that you are taught proper techniques on all moves so that you may then attend regular group classes and participate safely. We will also review some information about why we do what we do in CrossFit, as well as address nutritional needs you will have in order to reach your full potential. We feel that it is necessary to hold these sessions separately in order to give new clients the attention and instruction they need when learning complicated movements, as well as to build confidence before beginning with the regular group classes. Classes will begin with a warm-up, followed by a movement review, new movement instruction/practice, and will end with a workout designed around the movements taught during that class.
Our foundations program in ongoing and you are able to attend at any of the scheduled classes. This is a program that is designed to provide a smooth transition into the regular workouts, as well as ensure that we have enough time with you to make sure you grasp the important movements well enough to do safely. We hold Foundations classes six times per week.
*Note Foundations can be bypassed by experienced Crossfitters who can have their previous coach contact us, letting us know that they are competent in the foundational movements.