What is Crossfit?

CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity.”

What the heck does that mean? You might be asking yourself.

Let’s start with “constantly varied.” CrossFit workouts or ‘workouts of the day’ (WOD’s) change every day in regards to the duration, intensity, load, and distance accumulated in a given class.  Sometimes the workouts are longer in duration, sometimes shorter. Sometimes we program heavier weights, sometimes it’s just body weight. Just like the demands of life, you never know what’s coming. But just know that the programming is properly periodized to ensure everyone has the ability to surpass their goals if they commit to putting in the effort.

Next, “functional movements”. Basically, CrossFit makes you better at the movements life requires. Hinging, squatting, jumping, pushing, pulling, running, throwing, pressing and the list goes on.  

Last, “Performed at a relatively high intensity.” All of our CrossFit workouts are measured. They’re either timed or we count reps (number of movements completed). This doesn’t mean we go as fast as possible with no regard to form or safety though.  We just want to ensure we track each and every workout to be able to observe our progress over time.  As you become more confident and stronger in the movements, you will be able to increase the intensity in which you perform them; thus achieving more reps or lifting heavier weights or moving your body farther than you could before.

A quick note about safety. Some of the movements are complex, and every CrossFit workout will test you. That’s why safety is always PCCF‘s (and every one of our coach’s) first priority. As mentioned every WOD is scalable, so you’ll always get a challenging workout, no matter your personal fitness level.

Overall, our CrossFit classes are perfect for anyone looking to improve their health and fitness. Each CrossFit class is an hour long and includes the warm-up, either a skill progression or strength work, a workout of the day (WOD), accessory work and a cool-down.