We all know that fitness is necessary to live a healthy life. The problem is, many of us are bored with our current routine or just don’t have the time to learn what it is we should be doing that works best. One web article says do this, another magazine says do that, a personal trainer says no try me…. What works?!?!?
CrossFit takes out the guess work but more importantly, makes fitness fun again!
Train in a class setting. Experience the thrill and excitement of completing a workout alongside friends and under the watchful eye of a coach who can’t wait to see you perform your first rope climb since high school or see you prepare yourself for boot camp.
Train for the unknown and the unknowable. Because that’s what life is right? Train to carry all your groceries in to the house on one trip! Lift two 40 pound bags of dog food, toss your toddler way up into the air before you catch him safely in your arms! Train for life!
The WOD stands for “Workout of the Day.”
No. It will actually be more beneficial if you start CrossFit without any knowledge of how to exercise. You get to learn the important fundamentals right off the bat. This will allow you to develop a great base. Exercising without coaching can lead to improper form, muscular imbalances, and higher risk for injury.
CrossFit is for EVERYONE! We focus on functional movements. These functional movements are essential human movements that we use everyday. Any movement and any workout can scaled to fit each individuals needs. Bottom line, everyone will benefit from CrossFit….even grandma.
CrossFit is safe when done correctly. In the CrossFit Basics class we teach you proper mechanics for these functional movements, and continue to review them in the regular group setting, as safety is a priority for us. We first teach you proper mechanics, we drill them consistently then we add the intensity.
Remember, any activity can result in injury. CrossFit is safer than most activities because we incorporate movements your body is MEANT to do. When was the last time you saw someone outside of the gym doing a bicep curl? Never, this movement does nothing for you in real life. Now when was the last time you saw someone deadlift in real life? Pretty recently I bet.
This is the biggest fear that most women have when exercising. That is why you mainly see women on the cardio machines in the gym and not in the weight room. Women need to incorporate strength training more than men because they are at higher risk for osteoporosis. Your bones are not going to get stronger by hitting the elliptical everyday.
Also, testosterone is required for a person to develop large muscles. Women have 1/10 the testosterone as men which makes it impossible to develop huge muscles naturally. The huge and buff women you see in body building magazines are taking testosterone injections, eating a diet geared towards “bulking”, and working very differently then we do here at CrossFit Belltown. Have no fear of getting bulky, I promise you it won’t happen; just google search CrossFit Women and take a look.
CrossFit will actually give women the look they are after. Our program will help you burn fat and increase lean muscle mass. This results in a lean and “toned” body much like a dancer, and not like a bodybuilder.
A smaller class with more in depth instructions. Recommended for all new CrossFitters as their first experience.