What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the
unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing. then created a
program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
Functional fitness exercises train your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness exercises also emphasize core stability. Our members come from all walks of life! From young moms trying to get back in shape, to hockey players looking for another way to train off ice and get prepped for their seasons, to the average Mon-Fri 9am-5pm full time employee looking for a quick way to get fit into their busy schedules, to grandparents wanting to train to keep up playing with
their grandchildren, the list goes on! We are all human and have different capabilites and strength and weaknesses. We scale and can modify and change any and all workouts according to your individual needs! Call today for your free intro session and start your journey with CrossFit! It really is life changing fitness…
If you are new to CrossFit, this part of the gym world may be very different to you! CrossFit workouts are designed to get you to push yourself with others and tends to develop a camaraderie among members. CrossFit Okanagan is not the place that you push your ear buds in and walk by nameless people everyday. We are not here just to chat during a workout, but to work hard and to push and learn from each other. This is a place where you will get to know the other members and coaches more and more everyday! These are the people who will be there with you to cheer you on when you are struggling, or to cheer you on an awesome day when you’re setting a personal record.
At CrossFit Okanagan we encourage these relationships, as they help keep you accountable and wanting to come to the gym each day. We pride ourselves on having an open, welcoming, and fun facility. CrossFit is truly a community and you will often find our members hanging around after class to talk or planning events outside of the gym to bring us together. At CrossFit Okanagan you aren’t just joining a gym, you are becoming part of a greater family full of support, encouragement and acceptance.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
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