CROSSFIT & WOD CLASSES
Crossfit is a general strength and conditioning program for all people of differing fitness levels. It will transform the way you think about health and fitness. It is different, effective and addictive. The exercises are based on functional movements, movements that humans were designed to do. We lift, squat, press, run, jump, push, pull and throw.
The training involves an appropriate level of high intensity and variety. You will push past previous held thresholds. You will surprise yourself in your accomplishments. The results will be apparent as our training is evidence based to show your improvements.
We have coaches and we consider you an athlete. We train in a team atmosphere where accomplishments are celebrated. The workouts are time or task oriented. The first person to finish is congratulated and the last is usually cheered on like a hero!
By far the best part of the gym is the people and their success stories. Just ask anyone of our members about their story. We are truly Building a Fit Community.
Functional movements are ones that replicate real life or sport. Everyday you squat down, lift something up or press something overhead. We practice and train these movements using proper form and sequencing. We do not do isolation or bodybuilding movements. We don't do upper body or do lower body! When is the last time you did an arm curl to help you accomplish something in your everyday life? How about a seated leg extension on a machine? There is nothing wrong with these exercises but they are not functional. We want you to be more capable for your everyday activities.
Being generally fit mean being capable across varying time and domains. Imagine the difference between a marathon runner and a power lifter. Both are good at their sports. Let's say they are more proficient than over 95% of the general population in their specific sport. At the same time we could also assume they are not proficient at the others' sport because they are so specialized.
Crossfit specializes is not specializing. We want 80%er's. Our goal is for you to be more proficient than 80% of the population in a wide array of training modalities. Crossfit's definition of general fitness includes 10 fitness domains: strength, flexibility, endurance, stamina, speed, power, agility, balance, coordination and accuracy. In order to be good at all areas, variety is a must.
We have a new workout everyday. Our whiteboards are erased the night before and the next day we write up a new daily WOD (workout of the day). The sets, reps, time, exercises constantly change to stress your body and mind in different ways.
How much work can you do in a specific amount of time? That is intensity. Being able to increase work load is relative to your fitness level. Intensity and output are the variables most commonly associated with optimizing favorable results. Whatever benefits you want from exercise is comes faster with intensity. It's not volume or duration. Do more work in less time and you will get fitter, faster.
There are also pitfalls associated with increasing intensity levels. Using appropriate weights, exercises and using proper form are essential to training safely and effectively. Our trainers are able to guide athletes during our classes.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY (WOD)
Our WOD Classes are CrossFit based. Our program is by design broad and general. Our one-hour long classes are programmed with a warm up, skills teaching or review, WOD and a strength or skills portion. The exercises and format are constantly varied to battle boredom and complacency. Offering differing stresses to your mind and body will allow for favorable adaptations.
Our program is designed for universal scalability. A fighter, pro athlete or military personnel can train next to a housewife, grandmother or salesman. Their needs to not differ by kind but by load and intensity. Many first responders have adapted Crossfit as their primary physical fitness training.
Our workouts are measurable and repeatable. We document our work accomplished everyday by writing on the whiteboards. This allows people to see their improvements in black and white.
At CrossFit Brighton, we train in a group and promote a team atmosphere. We are building a community of committed people that have similar goals. We train hard and have fun.