CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit’s programming is built on constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program, but one that develops General Physical Preparedness (GPP) — a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains.
10 General Physical Skills:
- Cardiovascular & Respiratory Endurance
CrossFit programming is broad, general, and inclusive and is scalable to ANY fitness level and age. The needs of an olympic or professional athlete and you differ by degree not by kind. While the professional athlete may be looking for functional dominance you may be seeking functional competence. However, both are achieved through identical physiological mechanisms where programming load and intensity are scaled to the individual.
So What Does That Mean?
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to successfully perform multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. Each day your workout will be different than the day before (constantly varied). Your workouts will include full body movements that mimic natural movements you perform on a daily basis — carrying grocery bags to your car? That’s a farmer’s walk. Picking a heavy box up off of the floor? That’s a deadlift (functional movements). Finally, your workouts may be 5 minutes long or an hour long, but you will be tired when you are finished (high intensity). Every workout will improve your fitness level in at least one, if not several, of the 10 physical skills mentioned above.
Our goal is to help our members become stronger and more efficient in day-to-day activities. Our athletes train for life.
Who Can Do CrossFit?
Easy answer. Everyone.
CrossFit is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. It is used by many police, fire, and military personnel for its ability to prepare for everything and anything. 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.
Is CrossFit For Me?
I believe CrossFit works well for everyone. We have an amazing community with a very diverse crowd. We have high schoolers to grandparents, first time gym members to bodybuilders, athletes of every shape and size in our classes. Our crew is a community that wants to help others win. The support is unbelievable at Saol and it fuels our coaches to go above and beyond to help our members succeed!
Workouts will be customized to meet your needs and strengthen your body to allow you to do more. If you have difficulty jumping, we could have you do step-ups instead. If we are not ready to run, we can put you on a rower or bike.
How Do I Get Started?
We start everyone off with our On Ramp program. This program is 6 classes long and teaches you the foundations of CrossFit. You will lightly touch on mobility, nutrition, and much more. After those classes, you will move into our main class and choose a membership option (3 days a week or unlimited). Your coaches will still be there working with you daily on whatever questions you may have.
What Is The Class Structure?
Our classes are an hour long. Each class is coach led and we try to keep classes to a 1 coach to 10 athlete ratio. Classes begin with a 10 minute coach led warm-up and finish with a 10 minute cooldown. Between the warm-up and cooldown is where the magic happens. Workouts will range from 3 minutes to 40 minutes. No matter what length of time the workout is, we will fill the remainder of that time with either strength work, accessory work, skill work, etc.