The following features are what set us apart from any other fitness facility, both CrossFit affiliates and otherwise.
We are not a group exercise class or a boot camp facility. Prior to moving to group classes, you will complete a minimum of 4 one-on-one or two-on-one personal training sessions that will properly prepare you for the demands of group classes.
Learning movements that are required for improved fitness – movements like squats, snatches and pull-ups – take time, as does improving your mobility, your endurance, your speed and your power.
We used to throw people into group classes right away, but we found this to be a recipe for failure. Members weren’t prepared; they didn’t move well; they didn’t understand their capabilities; they over-trained; they got injured. Or they were simply too intimidated to even show up to a class.
Improving your fitness is a slow process. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when they show up at our doors. Some members struggle with mobility, others with stability, others yet come to us two months after having knee surgery and need to be tended with care. And on the other end of the spectrum, some athletes arrive at our door well conditioned with an extensive athletic background.
The point is we all have different needs when we start a new strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t make sense to throw you right into classes before you have properly learned the movements. So at our CrossFit, by the time you move to classes, you’ll have a good understanding of 30-40 movements, and you will know exactly how to scale each movement if you’re not yet able to master everything.
This also means that by the time you get to classes you will feel confident and comfortable showing up to hit the workout with the group.
We don’t just come to the gym and workout to feel great and look better, we measure everything we do to see improvements over time. Not only will you see the physical changes in your body, you’ll notice how much faster and stronger you’ve gotten by looking back at old benchmark workouts.
Improvement is important not only to get stronger and more fit, but to also have continuous growth and development. Each day builds on the previous and over time, you’ll see the incredible changes you’ve made in class. Benchmarks are a way to provide that in a fun, energized way. Not only will you have an opportunity to see how much better you’ve gotten at a particular workout or lift, you can compare those scores and times to other CrossFit athletes around the work. Consider CrossFit benchmarks like the your 1-mile time. You can see improvement by going faster and can also look to see how you compare against others.
We offer more classes than any other CrossFit affiliate in the area with 45 classes each week at the following times:
M-Th: 5:00am – 1:00pm & 4:30 – 7:30pm
F: 5:00am – 1:00pm & 4:30 – 6:30pm.
Sat: 8:00 – 10:00am
Sun: 4:00 – 5:00pm
We know you have a busy and hectic schedule, and since we have more coaches and apprentice coaches than any other CrossFit facility, we have the ability to offer more classes than other facilities.
But more than this, our morning coaches do not coach in the evenings, and our evening coaches do no coach in the mornings. This means that you will not be coached by a tired, burnt out coach at 7 pm. Our coaches work a manageable 20 to 30 hours a week, so they have plenty of energy to give to each member and each class.
We don’t just offer personal training and group classes. We offer both seasonal and ongoing specialty programs for members who are looking to work on their weaknesses, or for members who just want to mix it up a bit.
We offer the following programs:
Our specialty programs help members tackle their weaknesses, and they simply provide more options for experienced members who want to try something new.
There are many elements that go into making a world-class facility. From the training components like having enough space and equipment to practical components like free parking, air-conditioning, shower and locker room facilities. Our facility has all the necessary components to help you get fit and stay fit for life.
Imagine having to fork out an extra six dollars every time you park your car for a workout. Or having to park a kilometer away from the facility. This is the case for many downtown locations.
Inconveniences like parking are enough to deter you from going to the gym at all. Things like having plenty of natural light, big bay doors, air-conditioning and showers might seem like small peanuts, but when they’re taken away, people notice.
In short, everything runs more smoothly when things are convenient.
We have been around for 5 years. We have learned through trial and error what people need and want from their training facility.
The strength in our CrossFit lies in our community. From BBQs to Hallowe’en parties to fitness competitions like our annula womens event A League of Their Own Challenge, our members are more than just fitness junkies.
Fitness is something that should make your life better; it’s not something we think should dominate your life. We believe it’s important to be well-rounded people who know how to let loose, have a drink and socialize with friends.
And, we have learned that members who are engaged in the community are more likely to want to show up to the CrossFit to workout – because they show up not just to workout, but also to enjoy themselves socially.
Having trouble figuring out which classes are for you? No problem! Contact your “In Touch” coach or firstname.lastname@example.org and they can help you devise a plan that is right for you and your success as an athlete!
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