WHAT IS CROSSFIT

CrossFit is for Everyone

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The same routines are used for elderly individuals with heart disease and elite athletes. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.


CrossFit is Variety

In CrossFit’s definition of fitness, being functionally capable across a broad array of fitness-related skills is of primary importance. These skills include strength, flexibility, endurance, stamina, speed, power, agility, balance, coordination and accuracy. If you want to be good in ALL of these areas, variety is a must. To get this variety, we use movements and training techniques and skills from the sports of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. We also sprinkle in the use of kettlebells, plyometrics, medicine balls, calisthenics, and sprinting. CrossFit specializes in NOT specializing.


CrossFit is Unique

The programming at CrossFit 868 is a blend of personal training and group exercise classes. At least one certified trainer conducts each class. The trainer helps adapt the workout of the day (WOD) for you based on ability level, injuries, and any other relevant factors. Each class performs the WOD together while the trainer gives individual attention to each athlete. The trainer will refresh everyone on proper movements and standards, coach each athlete for proper range of motion and safety, and encourage each athlete during the WOD. You are not paying for a simple gym membership–you are paying for a motivator that gets you results!


CrossFit is Functional

Functional movements in the gym are those that replicate movement in real life or sport. For example, nearly every day in life, you bend over and pick something up. We “practice” that with a movement like the deadlift. Now think for a moment–when is the last time you did a bicep curl during your normal day? That, in our definition is NOT functional – neither are flys, lateral raises, tricepkick backs, or any other isolated joint movement for the purpose of making one muscle bigger or stronger. Are those movements bad? No. But in terms of the functionality of your body, they don’t really have a place in training unless you are rehabbing an injury.


CrossFit is Intensity

How much work can you do in a given period of time? The more you can do, the fitter you are, and the higher the intensity of your training. To get this intensity, we push it right to the edge of the “cliff”… and practice staying there. CrossFit will challenge you to train in that zone. One thing to remember, intensity is determined by your ability to hold good form–we never recommend speed at the expense of form.


Need MORE information?

Click on the link below to view CrossFits official Beginner's Guid to CrossFit. Don't worry, we cover all this in our beginners on ramp classes.


http://library.crossfit.com/free/pdf/26_04_Beginners_Guide.pdf

Testimonials

Sara Sullivan
2013-11-24, 18:11
Love CrossFit 868. I can't say enough good things about them and what they do. I am totally hooked. My kids love the kids class as well! I have never truly wanted to go workout bef...
Randy Kersten
2014-09-28, 15:27
Truly changed my life! Great people to work with and an amazing crowd of encouraging gym goers. If you haven't you need to try this out!

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Phyllis Fry
2013-11-24, 18:10
I started the 12 week boot camp in February & have just kept going! Love the workouts, the trainers, my fellow boot campers and feeling healthier!
Greg Friend
2013-11-24, 18:11
I have been working out for 10 years. I came to CrossFit 868 in July of 2011 and got hooked. I've never seen results like I did in just 90 days doing CrossFit. I was 207 lbs in a s...

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