WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
VARIED. FUNCTIONAL. INTENSE. MEASURABLE. SCALABLE. RESULTS. FAST. FUN.
CrossFit is a blend of gymnastics, weightlifting, and mono-structural endurance, it does not specialize. It will never plateau. It is fun, creative, and, most importantly, it works. It will teach you how to do common things uncommonly well, while developing a base of strength and stamina on which you can build an active lifestyle…a community that you want to be a part of.– CrossFit Journal
CrossFit started as a maverick gym in Santa Cruz, California in 1998. The founder, Greg Glassman posted his short, intense workouts on a blog every day (the “workout of the day” or, WOD) and encouraged his readers – mostly garage-gym enthusiasts – to post their results in the comments. CrossFit.com workouts are still posted daily, free for everyone, and followed religiously by many. The method attracts a lot of media attention (including many detractors) primarily because most workouts are only 10 – 15 minutes long, yet yield amazing fitness results in a short period of time.
CrossFit delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. CrossFit’s specialty is not specializing. Daily life, like many sports and professions, (and even combat) requires broad levels of fitness. CrossFit’s program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. You do NOT need to be ‘in-shape’ to begin CrossFit. “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. ” – Greg Glassman.
Our primary goal in these 60-minute sessions is to prepare you to join our group classes with confidence, a good base of strength and with any pre existing injuries taken care of and no longer posing a problem for you. We will identify your own unique strengths and weaknesses, some of which are yet unknown, to hone pre-existing skills and begin to improve on the things that are holding back your athletic ability. You will learn how to lift safely and efficiently with lighter weights with a focus on developing a strong technical base. We will slowly add more movements and heavier weight once you are ready.