The core movements of life.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program created to help you do life better. Our goal is to make sure you have fun, learn something new and have a great workout all in the context of a supportive community of like-minded people that push you to to be your best self.
CrossFit classes are always coached and the workouts are different every day. Our workouts are difficult but doable and infinitely scalable to meet your current ability. You don’t have to be “fit” to start CrossFit. We are an inclusive gym that welcomes every BODY.
The movements of CrossFit are functional. We push, pull, lift, carry, drag, throw, run, row, bike in hundreds of different variations. Every workout is a full-body workout built around helping you improve your overall fitness.
An excerpt from the CrossFit Journal:
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program of constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. CrossFit improves overall fitness and general physical preparedness – which translates to preparing you for whatever physical or mental task that comes your way.
All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 11,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.
CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.
The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.
Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.
While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.
(Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.)
We offer a variety of class times throughout the week to help you stick to your training program. All of our classes are led by a qualified CrossFit Trainer and consist of an active warm-up, mobility, work, skill/technique practice, and a workout, followed by a short cool-down mobility session.
All workouts offer a variety of scaling options that best suit your current ability, mobility and fitness level. This allows for everyone to be challenged at their current ability while keeping mechanics and safety a priority.
The foundation of CrossFit Morden is our group classes, however we do offer CrossFit one-on-one if that’s your preference!
How do I get started?
We offer a 6 class introductory OnRamp course for those new to CrossFit. This is a 6 session course that can be completed in a group setting OR one-on one. We will introduce you to the basic movements taught in the regular CrossFit classes, the philosophy and key principles that guide the CrossFit methodology, and learn about whole body health including nutrition and mobility. Every class includes a classic CrossFit group workout that can be scaled to any level of fitness. Find out more HERE.
The magic is in the movements. Functional movements are the core movements of life, found everywhere, and built naturally into our DNA. They move the largest loads the longest distances so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest amount of time (intensity). We squat, run, jump, lift, throw.