CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program 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. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy.
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse and randomized physical challenges. This fitness is demanded of military and police personnel, firefighters, and many high level athletes. The CrossFit programming however, is meant to be scaled and suitable for all ages and physical conditions. CrossFit training and principles can be utilized by anybody!
The philosophy behind CrossFit training is an all inclusive lifestyle change. Our program is distinctive, if not unique, in its focus on maximizing neuroendocrine response, developing power, cross-training with multiple training modalities, constant training and practice with functional movements, and the development of successful diet strategies.
Who can benefit from CrossFit training?
Everyone! That sounds crazy but it’s true. Parents, college students, adults, teenagers, youth, many professional and elite athletes are all participating in the CrossFit Program. Prize- fighters, cyclists, surfers, skiers, tennis players, tri-athletes and others competing at the highest levels are using the CrossFit approach to advance their core strength and conditioning, but that’s not all. CrossFit has tested its methods on the sedentary, the youth, overweight, pathological, and elderly and found that these special populations met the same success as our stable of athletes. We call this bracketing or scaling. If our program works for Olympic Skiers, the overweight, and the utterly sedentary, then it will work for you.
The CrossFit Method
“The needs of the Olympic athlete and the rest of us differ by degree, not kind.” Greg Glassman
A typical Non-CrossFit workout consists of isolation movements and extended aerobic sessions. The fitness community, from trainers to magazines, has the exercising public believing that lateral raises, curls, leg extensions, sit-ups and the like combined with 20-40 minute stints on the stationary bike or treadmill are going to lead to some kind of great fitness. While these methods certainly have a quantifiable benefit for some, CrossFit brings your workout to a new level with exceptional results.
CrossFit works exclusively with compound movements and shorter high intensity cardiovascular sessions. We’ve replaced the lateral raise with push-press, the curl with pull-ups, and the leg extension with squats. For every long distance effort our athletes will do five or six at short distance. Why? Because compound or functional movements and high intensity or anaerobic cardio is radically more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result.
CrossFit is based on a team/group workout environment. Each member chooses a time that he/she can attend a scheduled class. All participants in that class warm-up together, work on skills together and perform the workout of the day. As a team, as a family, as a unit, they start and end the workout together. Pushing, encouraging, and helping each other along the way; similar to that of a professional sports team or military unit.
How do I get Started?
To begin your CrossFit experience, all participants must take an Elements class. This class will introduce you to the basic movements required in CrossFit and help to make sure your experience in CrossFit is a positive one! If you have had prior CrossFit training and want to jump right in, please meet with a CrossFit coach to set up a time for an evaluation in order to determine your level of training!
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CrossFit is a globally recognized training regimen licensed by Westboro Tennis and Swim Club. Much of the information contained on this page is courtesy of CrossFit Inc. More information about CrossFit may be found at CrossFit’s Website.
About the CrossFit Director and Main Coach
Cyndy has been teaching and personal training for over 20 years. She retired from Federal Law Enforcement in 2009 and has been working in the fitness industry ever since. She started teaching group exercise at our club in 2005 and she was the group exercise coordinator for WTSC from 2010-2013. Cyndy is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and has over 20 years of fitness industry experience. She finished in the top 10% in the World & Region at the 2016 CrossFit open 45-48 age bracket. She also placed 2nd in the CrossFit 2a Masters Team competition in 2015 and placed 3rd in the Ocean State Masters Throw down in 2015.