WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
CrossFit is not only a workout, it is a sport and a lifestyle. Our members are not only members of our gym, they are athletes. Two main elements make up CrossFit – the style of fitness and the community. The style of fitness is a strength and conditioning program. The programming is always high intensity, functional movement, and consistently varied with a goal of improving each athletes’ fitness levels. The community is of equal value to our athletes’ fitness level as the programming. CrossFit athletes work out together to not only push each other, but to support and encourage each other.
Hour-long classes typically include a dynamic warm-up, a training session to develop a particular skill, and the high-intensity “Workout of the Day” or “WOD”. Each day, the WOD is scored to encourage competition and to track the individual athlete’s progress. Stretching after each WOD is necessary and highly encouraged. We have foam rollers, a designated area for stretching, and a coach available to help you perform stretching correctly. By all means, ask questions!
The workouts or WODs are typically short, 20 minutes or less, intense, and demand complete physical exertion. They combine movements such as rowing, jumping rope, carrying heavy objects, weightlifting, and bodyweight exercises. The equipment used includes pull-up bars, barbells, gymnastic rings, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps. You will find any combination of these movements and equipment being used each day in the warm-up, training, and WOD.