WHO ARE WE?
Mission CrossFit SA provides an intense, hard-nosed workout that anyone can enjoy! All the CrossFit classes can be scaled from the prescribed workout level, but we encourage you to push yourself. We don’t just start the clock and sit back and watch, we are right there with you every step of the way! We will always be correcting form, cheering you on and helping you reach your fitness goals and CrossFit goals.
Mission CrossFit San Antonio is a world class fitness facility. What sets us apart from other gyms and CrossFit Affiliates in our area is that we focus on making sure that you are fully prepared and ready for our group classes. We are focused on lifelong functional fitness for our athletes not just throwing you into a class environment without a knowledge of the movements and proper technique. Our group classes are for our members that have obtained a proficiency in functional movements and a good baseline of fitness.
We have spent many years studying, learning and experimenting with ways to get people fit in a safe and effective manner. We have learned how to get people motivated and to keep them injury-free so they can be fit for life not just for a quick fix.
We strongly believe in the research that Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, shared with the fitness community several years back in the CrossFit Journal article “What is Fitness?” He prescribed a formula of constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity. We follow this formula that has been proven by not only high level professional athletes, but also those seeking to be a more fit version of themselves.
This philosophy that Glassman began teaching has been shown to be effective in prescription, however we have seen it work best in a one on one environment. The functional movements that Glassman refers to are effective, challenging, and complex. For this reason we require our athletes to show both mechanics and consistency in our movements prior to adding intensity. These movements are taught best with a watchful eye and the skillset of a great coach. By putting you into a group class without personalized coaching both makes you uncomfortable but more importantly puts you at high risk of injury.
We have learned over the years that a higher coach to athlete ratio provides a better learning experience but also a safer environment. It allows the athletes to learn better movement patterns and as a by product yields a healthier community of people.
At Mission CrossFit SA you will start out in a safe, welcoming environment with our coaches who will get to know you personally and guide you each step along the way. If you are brand new to CrossFit, we will take your through our Elements program prior to beginning in regular classes. This is ensure you have sounds mechanics and can consistency perform movements well when joining our regular classes.
All of this to say, we want you to be the healthiest you have ever been for life.