What is CrossFit?

The CrossFit prescription is performing “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.” CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. The CrossFit program is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains; cardio/respiratory endurance, stamina, flexibility, power,  speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Who is CrossFit for?

Everyone.  No, you do not have to be in shape to start CrossFit. Even if you are coming straight from the couch, you can do CrossFit. No matter what your fitness level is, you will benefit from CrossFit.  Every movement, every workout can be scaled to your ability.  All of our coaches here at Aspiration CrossFit have their L1 (or higher) .  Our coaches will make sure your form is safe and will never let you lift or attempt a movement that will put you at risk of injury.  We believe that with good form, strength will come.  We check our egos at the door, walk in and do work!

What if I don’t know how to do the movements?  You want me to do what?!

Have no fear.  Every new crossfitter is required to attend and complete our Foundations program, which is:  4 – 1 hour classes.  In these 4 classes, you will get a better idea of the movements that will be performed during regular classes.  We know that you will not be an expert after 4 classes and that’s ok.  Our coaches will always go over the movements that are in the workout.  If you still have questions, please ask, we were all new at some point!

What are all of those acronyms?

  • WOD – workout of the day
  • AMRAP – as many rounds/reps as possible
  • EMOM – every minute on the minute
  • G2O – ground to overhead
  • S2O – shoulder to overhead
  • T2B – toes to bar
  • MU – muscle up
  • RFT- rounds for time
  • DU – double under