WHAT IS
CROSSFIT?

The best way to find out about CrossFit is to experience it for yourself.

However, CrossFit in words is defined as that which optimizes fitness: constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity. The aim is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness for all.  Originally, CrossFit began as the principal strength and conditioning program that efficiently trained the general physical preparedness that is needed for police tactical officers, military special operators, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Today though, CrossFit not only physically prepares, strengthens, and conditions the physical elite, but also does the same for mothers, fathers, high school students, grandparents, the disabled, and everyone in between.

CrossFit is a fitness methodology that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. We use the same routines for individuals with heart disease and high blood pressure, as we do with professional athletes; the workouts vary only by degree not kind. All the workouts are scaled by load and intensity, specific to the individual’s fitness level and ability. However, we don’t change the program.  Our goal is to prepare individuals for as many physical tasks as possible within different durations of time.  This could be as simple as completing air squats or as complex as completing a run and then immediately transitioning into a weightlifting movement.

We all pick things up from the ground and put things overhead during the course of a regular day. CrossFit seeks to build a program that will prepare any individual for any physical contingency, as well as, for the unknown and the unexpected.

Another benefit of CrossFit is that a “community spontaneously arises when people do workouts together.” CrossFit YOW believes that the communal aspect of fitness is a key component to its effectiveness.  Everyone in the community strives to be the best version of themselves bolstered by the constant support of their coaches and other athletes in the gym.  We’re all in this together, and we’re more likely to succeed together. CrossFit isn’t about fitting into a certain type of ‘mold,’ it’s about each individual’s journey to find his or her own mold.

Finally, at CrossFit YOW, we believe fitness is an investment in one’s self – for the present day and for the future. In modern times, we are told and conditioned to save money for a down payment on a house, invest in mutual funds for retirement, contribute to a pension plan so that we may be able to retire and live comfortably without working. However, if our body isn’t as prepared as our bank account, how comfortable will our retirements and quality of life will be?

Our goal is for our athletes to not just be healthy individuals, but to be FIT individuals, capable of commanding their bodies to perform any task they WANT on any given day. Anyone consistently doing CrossFit becomes more agile, flexible, coordinated, has more stability, endurance, stamina, power and is generally faster and stronger than they have ever been.

Come try our introductory program, talk to our coaches and other athletes, and experience the community that is CrossFit.  Hope to see you soon!


Your fitness is a priority.