CrossFit is a philosophy: an open-source, non-franchised movement. The first affiliate opened in 2002, in Seattle. Now it has spread to over 10,000 affiliates worldwide. CrossFit is a general physical preparedness program that uses constantly varied functional movements at appropriate intensities to get great results. Every CrossFit is individually owned and operated, and the experience at each one is wildly different depending on the owner, trainers, and personal philosophies therein.
Q: What will CrossFit Somerville provide?
- positive, inspirational, motivational, choice-based program
- small group personal training
- individual coaching, attention, and goal-planning
- intense, effective workout programming
- nutritional education
- gender-, race-, and orientation-neutral environment
- extremely effective fat/weight loss
- strength gains
- performance improvement across all physical domains
- knowledge to help YOU manage your health
Q: What is a typical Class?
A: We coach you to perform functional movements at high intensity, giving you a comprehensive full-body workout in under an hour, including skill instruction, strength building, and metabolic conditioning. Classes are instructor-led and peer-driven, providing an excellent mixture of individual coaching and group motivation. You’ll begin with a directed, dynamic warm-up that gets your joints loose, body moving, and your heart pumping. Then we’ll teach you a progression to learn a complicated physical skill, increasing your body awareness. We move on to teaching you how to perform a single lift safely, and coach you through lifting weight in a way that will increase your functional strength. Finally, we conclude our hour with an intense metabolic conditioning workout (metcon, or WOD) that will revolutionize the way your body produces power.
Q: What is in this workout?
A: Every day is different. Workouts are constantly varied and unique, ensuring that you always make progress and never get bored. We combine elements of boot camp workouts, gymnastics (especially rings and floor work), Olympic weightlifting, rowing, and running. Some workouts are done for speed, others for maximum number of reps, all of them are intense, and all are done under our supervision for excellent form. It will be hard, and it will be effective.
Q: How does it work?
A: We help you achieve your goals by applying the appropriate training at the appropriate intensity. There is no single tool for every job – but if you never pick up a tool, the job never gets done. Getting started is important. You have to choose that. Then we can show you how to get to your goals.
Q: Is CrossFit right for me?
A: Are you ready to choose it? Anyone can excel at CrossFit. You won’t have to lift weights beyond your level or perform movements beyond your skill set. We pride ourselves on working with athletes of all different types and ability levels and making them better across all domains of physical activity… and you might learn something about yourself as well.
After all, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi.