Workouts are typically short—30 minutes or less—and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping ropes, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises. Equipment used includes barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed “Workouts of the Day” or “WODs”. Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or “boxes”, typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity WOD, and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress.
Nutrition is an important part of helping us become healthier and be better athletes. Every few months we hold a nutrition challenges that is free to all members. With the help and motivation of each other we learn what we should be eating, how much we should be eating and why it's critical to our daily life!
We can't stress the importance of mobility enough! If you're new to crossfit or have been doing it for years you know that mobility can be a limiting factor for all of us. Once a month Tom Larson from Base Physical Therapy provides a free hour long mobility class that teaches you how to become more mobile and what we be working on. Each month we focus on a different area and these classes are always helpful (and painful!)
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Simply put, CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at a high intensity. CrossFit combines a mix of metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, and Olympic weight lifting to get the best fitness possible. CrossFit is described as a core strength and conditioning program used to supplement your profession, your sport or your life. The aim of CrossFit is to physically prepare people for whatever life might throw at them. It is not about following a particular routine, but about constantly varying workouts.