What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We focus on forging a broad, general, and inclusive fitness.

The prescription for CrossFit comes from "constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement". Functional movements are those in which we use on a daily basis. They are natural, effective and efficient locomotors of body and external objects. They are safe and require compound movements also known as multi-joint movements. Squating, picking up an object from the ground, or reaching for something overhead are a few examples. One of the most important aspects of functional movements is their capacity to move large loads over long-distance and do so quickly. We constantly vary all movements in order to prepare ourselves for daily life, combat and any physical challenges we may face. The high-intensity we generate during these movements is considered "power" which is equal to how much force we produce by what distance we produce it in over how long it takes or what amount of time. At CrossFit your intensity or "power" is relative to your ability. CrossFit does not specialize and is not random. We expect to be able to accomplish anything at anytime. "We scale load and intensity; we dont change programs".

CrossFit is known as the sport of fitness. In CrossFit you will practice 10 general physical skills. They include; cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. You will also train to perform any task, even unfamilar tasks in infinitely varied combinations. At CrossFit we target 3 metabolic pathways(phosphagen, glycolytic which are anaerobic and oxidative which is aerobic) that provide the energy for all human action. Practicing in this fashion is simply to ensure the broadest and most general fitness possible. We become part gymnast, part Olympic weight lifters and part super-sprinters.

CrossFit's regimen is scaled and applies to all level of athletes. Whether you find yourself super-fit or just trying to jump start your engine to a healthier lifestyle, CrossFit has something for you. All exercises can and will be scaled to your ability and condition. 

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