How do we answer the question, “What is CrossFit?” We will give you the “official” CrossFit definition per the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification: “CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains.” After reading that, we are quite sure that you are staring at your screen with a very puzzled look on you face.
There are over 10,000 CrossFit affiliates in the world. 10,000!!!! That’s a crazy number to grasp. Imagine it as 10,000 different approaches to CrossFit. Every gym interprets CrossFit in its own way.
So rather than explain “What is CrossFit?” How about we explain “What is CrossFit of Fremont?”
CrossFit of Fremont is a strength and conditioning gym that incorporates group training classes. The goal of the program at CFoF is to increase strength with a structured weightlifting program in a set pattern using squats, presses, deadlifts, and Olympic weightlifting. The conditioning workouts are kept short and intense and use a variety of movements to compliment the strength program. At CFoF we believe EVERYONE should strength train. By its very nature, weightlifting is infinitely scalable to suit the needs of a first time trainee to an advanced trainee. To compliment the scalability of weight training, CFoF conditioning workouts are formatted so that a person at any level of fitness can scale the conditioning workout to their level of fitness. CFoF is for anyone who is willing to put in hard work and has relatively healthy joints and healthy back.
CFoF takes functional movements and mixes them up in a variety of ways to make fun group workouts that can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. We use three types of functional movement groups in our workouts:
WEIGHTLIFTING: Weightlifting is the movement of any external load. This can include traditional loads like barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and medicine balls, or odd loads like prowler pushing, tire flipping, and sled dragging.
GYMNASTICS: Any bodyweight movement is a gymnastic movement. Jumping, squatting, push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, handstands, rings…. The list goes on and on. Simply put, a gymnastic movement is the ability to manipulate one's body through space.
MONOSTRUCTURAL- Typical "cardio" movements like running, rowing, and jump roping.
Unlike many CrossFit gyms, we do not believe that workouts can be formatted randomly without any rhyme or reason. Our workouts are formatted to engage the entire body, but the template we follow addresses the needs of individual body parts in a regular pattern. Squatting, pressing and deadlifting repeat in regular intervals.
The beauty of our program is that it works for everyone. All movements, lifts, and loads are scaled during every workout to fit the physical capabilities of each individual person. All movements are coached before each workout. Each workout is briefed so that everyone knows exactly what they are doing and how to do it as efficiently as possible to achieve the best results. At CrossFit of Fremont, you will not be walking around the gym wondering how to train properly.
See you at the gym.