What is CrossFit
Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity).
What are the benefits of CrossFit?
CrossFit is a program that will prepare you for any physical contingency (possibility or eventuality). In short, CrossFit is many things-not one specialty. CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.
Who can participate in CrossFit?
Generally speaking, anyone can participate in CrossFit, from children to mature adults. Here at Metabolic CrossFit we train from high school age and up. If you haven’t been active for a while or you’re recovering from an injury or illness, you should check with your doctor before beginning any new fitness program.
Do I have to train every day?
No. Most athletes follow a 3 on, 1 off or 5 on, 2 off format. Your body needs time to rest and recover.
I have injuries, I can’t do CrossFit.
The fantastic thing about CrossFit is that it is scalable, meaning the workout can be modified to include all individuals and their needs/limitations.
I have heard you can hurt yourself doing CrossFit, is this true?
No, and yes. At Metabolic CrossFit we will instill Technique BEFORE Intensity. Your trainer helps you stay safe by keeping a watchful eye on you during your entire workout (WoD). By increasing your strength and flexibility it may actually make it harder for you to get hurt! CrossFit, done properly, is both safe and potent. By increasing your strength and flexibility you will minimize the risk of injury. When done properly, CrossFit is safe AND effective.
I’m not sure if I want to do CrossFit, can I drop in to try it out?
We don’t offer drop in options for the first time experience. We DO offer a fundamentals class that every person is required to complete before beginning to train as a CrossFit athlete. This class is vital because it provides an opportunity to learn the movements at a slower pace to ensure proper form and avoid injury.
What is CrossFit fundamentals?
It is a 31/2-hour beginners’ class that will introduce athletes to the movements, method, and terminology of CrossFit. Instruction will include lecture and hands-on work on form & movement, including incorporating a WOD (Work Out of the Day) to get the real feel of what CrossFit can do for YOU!
I am a CrossFit athlete, can I drop in?
Absolutely! We love to have visitors and new members. The drop-in rate is $20, and includes a t-shirt with a first time drop-in. First time Saturday drop-ins are free. We only require you have completed a fundamentals course at any CrossFit gym previously or a CF Level one coach.
Will lifting weights make me bulky?
Lifting weights will not make you bulky. It will create a lean and toned body, strengthened from within.