What is CrossFit?

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. It is a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. 

CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective. 

How can we define CrossFit ?

The definition of CrossFit is “Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.” To understand this better we can break it down:

Constantly Varied

We make sure that we always change the workouts, never letting your body adapt. This is why CrossFit is great for getting results. Your body never gets used to anything so you never reach those plateaus. CrossFit is by design broad, general and inclusive. Our specialty is in not specializing, and our workouts elicit a maximal neuro-endocrine (neuro = Brain & Central nervous system, Endocrine = Testosterone, Human Growth Hormone, Insulin like growth factor) response from your body by taxing your body to its core with variety, intensity, and multiple joint, full body, functional movements.

High Intensity

— This is where many misconceptions about CrossFit come from. Many people think intensity is screaming and yelling and looking like you are going to pop a vain in your neck. This is not intensity although it may sometimes be the result of intensity. Intensity is the act of creating power (power = force multiplied by distance divided by time). In basic language we are saying power/intensity is how much weight you can move over the longest distance in the shortest amount of time. Our goal is to creat people who can run farther, move more wight, do more push-ups, flip a tire faster, all while of course maintaining proper form and technique.

Functional Movements

Functional movements are movements humans were built for. Movements that are natural and safe. Movements we use in everyday life such as squating, deadlifting, pulling yourself up, etc. This is not standing on a Bosu ball on one leg doing bicep curls. This is NOT sitting in a machine that holds you in place while you execute a movement that isolates one muscle leaving your body unbalanced with useless strength. These are movements that promote neurological and hormonal responses, leading to better health, actual strength, actual core stability, agility, and flexibility.

CrossFit can be scaled to any body, any age, and any level of fitness. It’s fun, its safe, and best of all it gets results. Call or schedule and appointment here to experience it first hand for free with our free class!