CrossFit is a fitness program that was originally designed for Police, Fire and Military but is equally effective for everyone from grandmothers to professional athletes. Workouts are completed in groups and coached by Certified CrossFit Trainers. You won’t find any treadmills or mirrors in a CrossFit gym, which is called a “box.” What you will find are jump ropes, barbells, pull-up bars and gymnastic rings. Everyday there is a new workout called the “Workout Of the Day” or WOD. These WODs can last as short as a few minutes at the highest intensity you have ever experienced or stretch out to an hour on an endurance grind. Everyone completes the same workout, but the weight you lift or the speed you run is scaled for each individual.
The movements we use are functional movements that everyone utilizes in everyday life. We add weight to our lifts and use interval training to build strength and speed for our athletes and endurance and independence for our families. The camaraderie and support from the trainers and other members pushes you beyond your perceived limits. As you improve, you increase your weight and move through workouts faster. You find yourself getting excited to achieve new “Personal Records” or PRs. Once you catch that bug and get excited for the next workout, you have discovered CrossFit.