What is CrossFit?
It’s a workout methodology based on constantly-varied high intensity movements that help everyday life. Why it works is because your body never adapts to any one movement thereby keeping the effect of any given day’s workout at maximum – and you never gets bored. The intensity that everyone takes part in ends up galvanizing our supportive community.
What’s a “WOD?”
“WOD” stands for “Workout Of the Day.” All of our athletes complete the same workout – appropriately scaled to the individual’s ability and fitness level. Check out our main page for WOD examples.
I heard CrossFit is a cult.
No, if you have to call it something, call it a tribe. Cults tend to follow blindly to a leader, tribes work together to the group’s benefit. We do tend to be passionate about what we’ve found though because it works so well and so potently for seemingly all body types and walks of life. What makes us different from the normal corporate chain, or “globo”, gym experience is that we develop a community spirit based on encouraging each other to succeed. We support and push each other in our efforts to achieve our goals. There is never any shame in finishing dead last in a work out as you’ve already beaten everyone that decided to stay on the couch that day. We are all in this together and that’s what makes CrossFit so addictive to so many people. Besides, you will be amazed at your new level of fitness and your awesome new body. You may find yourself spouting the virtues of what you found not long after you start as well!
Why are you better than my gym?
The business model for most franchised gyms (we call them “globo-gyms”) is they want you to sign up and never come in. You may get a tour of the gym, or a quick overview of the equipment with a trainer, but, you’re on your own after the first one-hour session. They aren’t there to ensure technique is good when the weight gets heavy or you get tired.
Further, you are as accountable to us as we are to you! We believe in earning your loyalty, that’s why we don’t charge initiation fees. WE WILL EARN YOUR BUSINESS EVERY DAY. If you haven’t come in in a week, we notice. So will the members you’ve grown accustomed to working out with. Expect a call or an email, or even a friendly call out on Facebook, if you haven’t been coming in! Of course, there will ALWAYS be a coach watching form in our classes. This leads to less injuries and the confidence to best your previous efforts.
Do I need experience or some minimum level of fitness?
No. Our workouts and exercises are extremely scalable so that anyone – from highly trained athlete to hardly trained couch potato – can participate and achieve great results.
Will I get big/ripped/bulky, or is CrossFit a bodybuilding regimen?
A: CrossFit is not a bodybuilding program. CrossFit training increases an athelete’s work capacity, and typically produces athletes with well defined musculature. Bodybuilding is focused on muscle volume first and strength second, and uses machines to focus on specific muscles at a specific angle. Bodybuilding is not concerned with increasing speed or power, requires little to no coordination, and is focused primarily on show. CrossFit uses functional movements performed at high intensity to increase power. We train in the gym for real life.