What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is defined as: “Constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad modal and time domains.”
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that focuses on building general physical preparedness (GPP). In a nutshell, it is a training philosophy that coaches people of all shapes and sizes to improve their physical well-being, strength and cardiovascular fitness in an intense yet accepting and encouraging environment.
Why do CrossFit?
CrossFit produces measurable results:
Unlike most other fitness programs, when you do CrossFit, you will have measurable and repeatable data to prove you are getting fitter.
CrossFit prepares you for anything:
CrossFit trains multiple metabolic systems, as opposed to just one system like in most sports. There are three metabolic pathways that produce the energy to perform any activity: the phosphagen, glycolytic, and the oxidative systems. Most programs focus on one or two of the systems making you a specialist, but comparatively weak in the others. CrossFit trains you to become a well-rounded athlete, spending time in all three time domains and improving your work capacity in any activity that you do.
CrossFit emphasizes intensity, and intensity is what creates results:
Intensity is relative, allowing everyone to train at a level appropriate to their own physical and psychological limitations. Higher intensity exercise is better for you. Intensity does not look the same for everyone, but produces amazing results physically, emotionally and psychologically.
CrossFit promotes long-term health:
Functional movements are named as such for a reason. They make us more functional. They help us move more efficiently and prevent injuries in our everyday lives. Combined with a diet that promotes longevity and performance, you will feel better, perform better, and have more energy at any age during any life activity, whether it’s walking your dog, performing yard work, or moving into a new home.
CrossFit is not just a gym, it’s a community:
We get it, CrossFit appears intimidating. However, you’ll quickly find how supportive the CrossFit community is. You will never have to workout alone again. Not only will you benefit from expert coaching, you’ll also develop friendships in the gym that truly make training fun. This encourages consistency, which is very difficult to find in other programs. The people in your gym become your teammates, and many CrossFit FirstCreek members consider CFFC their second family.
CrossFit is life-changing:
The results you see from Crossfit transfer over to other aspects of life. The confidence that it delivers will allow you to perform activities you never thought possible. Not only will you feel better physically, but most people notice changes in their emotional and mental health as a result from going to CrossFit regularly.
Is CrossFit right for me?
If you are someone who:
- Is looking to get in shape but can’t face going to a gym
- Has lost interest in your fitness routine, whatever it is
- Thinks you don’t have time to exercise
- Is looking to get faster or stronger in your sport
- Is no longer seeing results with your current training regime, OR
- Just plain wants to look good in a bathing suit (let’s be honest here)
Then CrossFit is for YOU. Our classes take place at our warehouse, just off I-640 in Fountain City. Every workout is different, and since you will rarely do the same thing twice, you are less likely to lose interest or get bored than if you were doing the same circuits at the gym three days a week. Because our workouts are typically 45-60 minutes long and offered before and after typical work hours, they can fit into even the busiest schedules.
We guarantee if you give CFFC a chance and consistently attend classes (3-5 days per week), within 3 months, you will see a huge difference in your body and what it can do for you.