These are answers to our most commonly asked questions.

How Do I Get Started?: Click here to read more about our Free intro class and on-ramp program

What is CrossFit?: CrossFit is defined as constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity.

Can anyone do CrossFit?: Definitely. CrossFit is for everyone.  Don’t be intimidated by what you see online or at the CrossFit games.  The beauty of CrossFit is that it bring everyone together to share a common goal – to get better everyday and promote health in a positive environment.  CrossFit is essential to our masters and aging population because the health benefits and strength maintenance is so important.

Mainstream healthcare treats our elderly as fragile.  We treat our masters and elderly as capable and promote strength.  In order to maintain strength and maintain independence, one needs to be able to pick up “heavy” things, move them from point A to B and get up off the floor or off the couch/toilet without difficultly.  It is amazing what the body is capable of no matter what age.

Do I need to be in shape before I join?:  Do you need to be in shape to get up off the couch?  No.  CrossFit will always be challenging no matter where you are in your fitness journey.

How long is each class and what do we do during that time?:  Each CrossFit class is one hour long.  We start the class with an instructor led warm-up, then proceed to either a skill practice (ex: pull-ups) and/or a strength workout (ex: back squat, deadlift, clean, bench press), followed by the WOD/MetCon (conditioning workout).  WOD-Workout of the Day. MetCon-Metabolic Conditioning

What Kinds of Things Will I Do?: The possibilities are endless and EVERYTHING is scaleable to meet the individual needs and meet you where you are at.  What does this mean?  This means if you are not able to do a pull-up, you may do ring rows.  If you haven’t mastered the handstand push-up, then you may do regular push-ups, elevated push-ups, piked push ups off the floor or box, etc.  Since CrossFit is constantly varied, we will do a variety of movements across each week to keep it fun and to ensure we are targeting the entire body in our exercise program.  Our programming allows for improvement across the 10 General Physical Skills of Fitness: cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance.

How Do I Get Started?: Click here to read more about our Free intro class and on-ramp program





The Fundamentals

Workout Related Terms to Know

AMRAP: “As Many Reps/Rounds as Possible,” that is, given a specific time period.   AMRAP workouts challenge athletes to complete as many rounds of a series of movements in the allotted time.  The specified time period can be really short, like 4 minutes or really long like 30 minutes.

For Time: Completing a sequence of movements for time.  An example of this might be a “chipper” workout, or a 5K run.

EMOM: Completing a movement or multiple movement every minute on the minute for a determine number of minutes.

WOD: The “Workout of the Day” is the workout CrossFitters perform on a given day.

Hero WODs: Named after military servicemen, police, or firefighters who have died in the line of duty, these difficult workouts are intermittently programmed in CrossFit to provide an extra challenge and reminder of their sacrifice.

“The Girls” Named WODs: Named after early female CrossFitters.  Common girls workouts are: Annie, Fran, Grace, Isabel, Amanda, and many more.  These are classic, yet challenging workouts that are a great measure of your improvement when performed over time to try and beat your previous score.

Metcon: Short for “metabolic conditioning,” metcons are designed to train stamina, endurance, and conditioning. Unlike WODs— which can also include purely strength or skill-based workouts— metcons generally include some sort of timed component performed at high intensity.

The Movements

Check out this link for a great library of some of the movements you will see us do in class.