CrossFit is defined as: Constantly Varied, High Intensity and Functional Movement.
Our fundamentals program is specifically tailored to the principals that drive OUR program. This program is for every single person that has never done CrossFit. Below are some examples :
If you currently do not do any form of exercise : Fundamentals will slowly ease you in to joining our regular program. As you learn the necessary movements, you will also be building your work capacity.
Weight Lifters : Weight lifters are strong. So much of that strength is raw power, and if thrown directly in to a CrossFit workout could be disastrous. Fundamentals will teach you the safest and most efficient ways to move. You’ll learn effective core bracing, safe shoulder position for powerful pushing movements, and how to maintain hip stability under heavy loads.
Runners : Runners have engines like no other. Ask any CrossFitter and they’ll tell you the thing they hate most is running. While running is an extremely effective way to build oxidative power, and improve heart health, it leaves out 2 of the 3 energy systems that make up a well rounded athlete. Running is also an activity that does not unitize the full range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Throughout fundamentals you will experience first hand just what 6 minutes of max effort feels like and begin putting your joints through their full range of motion.
Swimmers : Efficient swimmers are in a constant state of lumbar hyperextension. This can cause issues with core bracing and lead to lower back pain after a swimming career is over. You will learn body awareness and how to maintain a safe low back position during movements that are unique to CrossFit. Your cardiovascular conditioning will help you tremendously, we’ll do the rest.
We require all new members without CrossFit experience to attend our Fundamentals program. Even with an extensive athletic background, it’s important to start your CrossFit career on a solid foundation. This will allow you to build and grow as an athlete safely and effectively.
CrossFit is a sport unto itself. It is also a way of life – not just a workout you do at the gym. It incorporates all 10 components of fitness – through cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, weightlifting and gymnastics movements.
You will never be bored, every workout is different. You will be mentally and physically challenged during every workout and you will feel yourself getting fitter, stronger and faster every day!
CrossFit prepares you for whatever life throws at you. Whether you are an high level athlete in another sport, law enforcement officer, an office worker, home maker or a student – it is about being ready for the unknown and knowing that because you do CrossFit you can do anything!!!
Classes lasts one hour and includes a “Workout of the Day” (WOD) that is generally short and intense. However, the exercise with be customized to suit each individual’s ability – difficult enough to challenge you, but not so difficult you don’t want to come back!!
The mindset at the start of each workout is to be stronger, move faster, more efficiently, with better form than ever. You do not compete against anyone but yourself!
CrossFit is hard, fun, exciting, challenging, and will push you to be your absolute best!