What is CrossFit?
The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical activity—not only for the known, but for the unknown and unknowable.
CrossFit defines fitness as increased work capacity across multiple time durations with a variety of functional movements. With the unpredictability of life (much more so than sport) real world fitness must be broad and not specialized, both in terms of duration and type of effort (time and modal domains).
The magic is in the movements. All of CrossFit’s workouts are based on functional movements. These are the core movements of life, found everywhere, and built naturally into our DNA. The movements efficiently utilize the entire body, therefore they are ideal for maximizing the quantity of work completed in the shortest period of time (intensity).
By employing a constantly varied approach to training, these functional movements at maximum intensity (relative to the physical and psychological tolerances of the participant), lead to dramatic gains in fitness. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work/time. The more work you do in less time, the more intense the effort.
Can anyone CrossFit?
We like to say that, “CrossFit is for anyone, but it is not for everyone.” No matter your fitness level, no matter your age, no matter what, CrossFit can be for you. But not everyone will want to do CrossFit. The hard work of being a beginner before being elite and the humility to fail in front of others prevents some from participating. Scaling and modifying workouts is at the heart of what we do, making workouts appropriate to an athlete’s physical and psychological tolerances.
How do I get started?
We recommend two distinct approaches for beginning the CrossFit Program:
- If you are largely familiar with intense exercise, then starting with Group Class setting is a perfect place to start. If you’ve had exposure to Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, or gymnastics, this is the recommended approach to beginning the CrossFit Program.
- If some or many of the exercises are unfamiliar to you and you are only modestly acquainted with athletic training, then we recommend that you enlist a few private training sessions with a CrossFit coach until you are ready for the Group Class setting. Your CrossFit coach will help develop your skills and fitness level to participate in the CrossFit Program.
Ready to give it a try? Come in for a free Group Class workout! Pick up the phone and call us at 509-990-2000 or click here to fill out our contact form.
What kinds of things will I do?
We do things in an unlimited variety of drills. Jumping, medicine ball throws and catches, pull-ups, dips, push-ups, handstands, presses to handstand, pirouettes, kips, cartwheels, muscle-ups, sit-ups, scales, holds, the clean & jerk, snatch, squat, deadlift, push-press, bench-press, and power-clean. We make regular use of running and rowing machines, Olympic weight sets, rings, parallel bars, free exercise mat, horizontal bar, plyometric boxes, medicine balls, and jump ropes. There isn’t a better strength and conditioning program anywhere in the world that works with a greater diversity of tools, modalities, and drills.