What is CrossFit?
“CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide…
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.”
What is Fitness?
Whenever we ask that question, we first get a look of confusion.
“What do you mean, what is fitness? Its….you know… being fit, and stuff. Like, being able to do stuff and it’s not hard.”
Exactly. That has been one of the big problems over the years. No one has ever specifically defined fitness, until now.
On October 1st 2002, the founder of CrossFit, Coach Greg Glassman published one of the articles that is the foundation of CrossFit.
“What is Fitness”
In it, he says that fitness has three main standards.
1. ”You are as fit as you are competent in each of these 10 skills.”
- Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance
2. ”…..fitness is about performing well at every task imaginable.”
Picture a random drawing or a raffle, where there’s a big hopper; and in that hopper are combinations of every exercise imaginable. You name it, it’s in there. CrossFit believes that your fitness can be measured by comparing your performance in these activities to that of your peers.
3. Metabolic engines.
The three metabolic engines(or pathways) that power all activity are the: Phosphagen, Glycolitic, and Oxidative engines. These engines provide the energy for all human action: extremely short duration activity, under 10 seconds, moderate activity, up to several minutes, and low-powered activity lasting longer than several minutes.
CrossFit promotes increased work capacity in all three of these engines. If you’re a powerlifter and can deadlift 300kg I’d be willing to bet that your oxidative engine is underdeveloped. Same goes with competitive marathoners; have trouble deadlifting your bodyweight? Then you’ve got some glaring weakenesses that need to be addressed.
Why CrossFit Committed?
Family. Accountability. Results.
You’re never alone when you’re working out at CrossFit Committed, it’s a completely different atmosphere here. You’re treated as family as soon as you walk through the door. No more wasting 2 hours in B.B.C, or Holmes Place and never talking to a single person. I know what it’s like to waste hours in a big fitness center week after week and to barely make eye-contact with anyone else. That’s not the case here. As much as we’re a place to achieve and exceed your fitness goals, we’re a place to hangout and have fun too!
We WANT you to come to the gym and to come often. Miss a few days and chances are someone will be asking you about it. At the big gyms their entire business model is built around the assumption that you’ll buy an expensive membership and never show up. They count on it. Not here. We care about each one of our members’ progress and when you don’t show up, we want to know why. Accountability breeds responsibility breeds results! You’re not going to get the results you want by missing days at the gym.
Want results? Always show up and never quit and you’ll get more than you ever thought possible.
Why We’re Different
- At CrossFit Committed you won’t find a room packed with a bunch of $10,000 machines designed to isolate muscle contractions to get you that “bodybuilder” look. You will find lots of open space to move your body how it is meant to be moved; resulting in an athleticism unobtainable by using machines.
- There are no mirrors here to stare at while “pumping up” with bicep curls and lateral raises. We do have knowledgeable coaches watching you every step of the way, pointing out your flaws and giving you cues to improve your performance.
- There are no televisions to watch while you jog for hours on the treadmill. We work out at an intensity that requires your full attention. No t.v.’s here. You wouldn’t even notice them during your workout anyway.
- You’re not just another client walking around alone, not talking to anyone, working out by yourself and then going home. Here you’re a part of a community. Everyone’s family here and it’s encouraged for everyone to cheer for others as they push through a hard workout or to motivate others when they’re falling behind. This kind of camaraderie brings out the best in others and allows you to push beyond your limits resulting in improved health and fitness in a much quicker time.