What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is... Constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements

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Constantly Varied

Intentional varied programming every class

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High Intensity

Heart rate increases

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Functional Movements

Movements that we do in everyday life

 

Constantly varied – High intensity – Functional movements

You will see a different workout everyday consisting of functional movements that you continuously perform as part of your everyday life. Once you have established how to perform these movements safely with correct form you will continue to build in intensity.

 

General Physical Preparedness

CrossFit athletes are not specialists in one movement but have the ability to perform many movements well. They are able to do the common, uncommonly well.

 

10 General Physical Skills

Cardiovascular / Respiratory endurance – ability of body systems to gather, process and deliver oxygen

Stamina – ability of body to process, deliver, store and utilize energy

Strength – ability of muscular units to apply force

Flexibility – ability to maximize motion at a given joint

Power – ability of muscular units to apply max force in minimum time

Speed – ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement

Coordination – ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a single distinct movement

Agility – the ability to minimize transition time from one movement to another

Balance – ability to control the body’s center of gravity in relation to the support base

Accuracy – ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity

 

WHO CAN DO CROSSFIT?

Our CrossFit gym is the home of fitness for anyone. From big cities, to smaller communities, anyone and everyone can do CrossFit. It is for you, your neighbor, your parents, your grandparents, and your children. From the elderly to young adults, CrossFit is built with the individual in mind. Each workout is built around the specific person working out so that you can become healthier. In a class, you are likely to find anyone between the ages of 18 and 70, all following a specific program built for their individual needs.

 

HOW DOES CROSSFIT WORK?

CrossFit builds 10 different fitness domains:
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance
2. Stamina
3. Strength
4. Flexibility
5. Power
6. Speed
7. Agility
8. Balance
9. Coordination
10. Accuracy

It does so by giving you a different workout each day at CrossFit Torrent focused on multiple domains of fitness during a 1-hour session. Each 1-hour session has a complete warm up, workout, called a Workout of the Day (WOD), and a complete cool down. By encompassing all the necessary elements to build a healthy exercise regimen, you are going to improve in each area required to be healthy.

 

CAN I START CROSSFIT IF I AM OUT OF SHAPE, UNHEALTHY, OR OBESE?

We’ve heard so many times that “I need to get in shape so that I can start CrossFit”. This couldn’t be further from the truth. CrossFit Workouts are designed so that you can begin in our classes in order to get in shape or lose weight. We start you slowly so that you can begin with us at any fitness level. The internet is full of success stories of people who have changed their entire lives through CrossFit. It’s never too late to begin. Start the journey to better health today.

 

IS CROSSFIT SAFE?

CrossFit is safe for everyone because it is exercise using the basic movements your body was designed to use in everyday life. Any human needs to have the ability to pick up an object, carry an object, set down an object, and be safe doing it. CrossFit Torrent is built upon these basic movements. Our coaches are knowledgeable about you and your physical ability. We are going to help you find your limits and push them while maintaining good form and movement. This combination develops fitness in a way that is hard to match.

 

WHAT IS IN A CROSSFIT WORKOUT?

CrossFit workouts use your body and many other pieces of equipment. Included at CrossFit Torrent, you will find:

Olympic Weights
Bumper Plates
Kettle Bells
Slam Balls
Medicine Balls
Climbing Ropes
Tires
Sledge Hammers
TRX Bands
Pull Up Bars
Ab Mats
GHD Machines
Heavy Bags
Sand Bags