What is Crossfit?

“Constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity”

CrossFit is more than just a workout. It is a lifestyle that promotes long term health and fitness through safe and effective exercise and good nutrition. The ultimate goal is to maintain mental, social and physical wellbeing and improve your overall quality of life. There is much evidence that regular exercise supports mental health by releasing stress-relieving endorphins. 

CrossFit workouts focus on functional movements similar to those you use every day in life and are typically executed at high intensity. The workouts, movements and intensity levels are adjusted to challenge the individual and safely improve fitness. Like all sports, you don’t need to be an elite athlete to participate. CrossFit transcends generations and is accessible to people of any age. Whether your goal is more energy to keep up with the grandchildren or preparing for a competitive sporting event. Everyone is welcome – competitive athletes and grandparents can work out alongside each other.

CrossFit aims to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains: cardio-respiratory, endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The result is comprehensive physical fitness and restored vitality. CrossFit will prepare you for the demands of everyday life and help to combat chronic disease and incapacity, leading to a healthy, functional, independent life. 

How do I get started?

Get in touch to book a FREE No Sweat Intro. We will talk about your goals and how we can help you get there!

Isn’t everyone at CrossFit really fit?

No! A common misconception is that everyone in a CrossFit class is very fit. We often hear people say they need to get fit before joining. This is simply not the case. Classes have people of mixed abilities, experience and ages. Yes we have competitive athletes at the gym, and we are proud of them, but we are also proud of our athletes getting their first pull up or box jump!

What is scaling?

Workouts can be adjusted so anyone (whether you are 18 or 88 years) can do a version of that workout, whether you are new to fitness, have an injury or mobility issue, or are an elite athlete. Coaches are experienced in modifying the workout to suit the individual by changing the movements, reducing the repetitions or other aspects of the workout. They may ask you to lift more or less weight, or to move faster or slower. This is all dependent on the individual they are coaching.

What kind of workouts do you do?

CrossFit is considered a GPP (general physical preparedness) program. This means our training program is non-specialised and aims to develop a broad level of fitness. Rather than focusing on one single aspect of fitness, we aim to develop many aspects. For example, marathon runners focus on endurance running, powerlifters focus on pure strength, gymnasts need balance and coordination. CrossFit aims to develop fitness across all domains – cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, strength, power, speed, balance, coordination, flexibility, agility, and accuracy. 

In order to develop fitness across these different domains, we do a different workout every day to focus on these different areas. We call this workout the WoD (Workout of the Day).

What happens during a class?

Classes run for 1 hour and include a warm up and overview of the movements. An experienced coach will be on hand to guide you through the workout. The coach provides ongoing assistance and feedback on your form and technique. They are also there to motivate and cheer you on!