With regards to the Fitness industry, no one has really defined what the word "fitness" means. There are ten general skills to associated with Fitness; Cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. For us, the more competent you are with each of these skills, the fitter you are. Our regimen is built around improving these skills through practice in our workouts for each individual. We believe that Fitness done right should be able to protect everyone from the ravages of sickness and bad health. We are interested in improving everyone's well being through various protocols for each individual. Fitness is being able to perform any given task well no matter what the challenge is. Which means we want to be able to use your Fitness to excel at everything you do outside the gym, whether it be competing in sports or playing with your children without losing your breath.
On Functional Movement
What do you do on an average day? Waking up in bed, standing from a seated position, placing bags overhead, pulling and pushing doors, picking up groceries, WALKING, these are all functional movements. These movements are seen in everyday life. And how do we strengthen our bodies to mimic those activities, performing functional exercises; squatting, jumping, push ups, pull ups, deadlifts etc. For example, the proper way to pick up groceries from the supermarket is to use your legs and not to round your back. In the On Ramp introduction course, we will teach you the basic movements we perform in our WOD (Workout of the Day). To ensure safety, our classes are kept small, twelve, so each student gets the right attention!
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program encompassing nutrition, metabolic conditioning, gymnastics and weightlifting. On the CrossFit website, our regimen are workouts that include constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity in a community based environment which promotes health and fitness. CrossFit is designed to be universally scalable which means anybody that has a committed desire for fitness will be able to take advantage of the program regardless of experience.
On Our Programming
We program first and foremost for general fitness and wellness. We understand that the majority of the public just want to get or stay in shape that breaks the mold of traditional gym routines. Everyday will be a different workout with an end goal every 4-8 weeks. We provide two different streams of programming, one for general fitness and the other for performance. The first strives on mastering the basics and we use that to generate the intensity in our daily WODs. The second is based on individual goals and wanting more from the program, building from the foundational movements that needs to be mastered before even considering this stream of WODs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What makes us different than other fitness facilities/global gyms?.
A: WE are a community driven fitness facility, meaning WE understand our students needs and wants, WE do social events, WE are on a first name basis, WE workout together and most importantly WE have fun!
Q: What's a typical class like?
A: Our classes are 60 minutes long. We begin the class with a 15 minute warm-up, skipping or rowing, followed by a strength portion and then cardio movements, the WOD. Our CrossFit programming is carefully designed by our head coach to ensure safety. The workouts are different everyday, therefore you will never repeat a workout twice ever!
Q: I've seen CrossFit videos on YouTube, and am very intimidated by it, can I do it?
A: Absolutely! All CrossFit workouts are scalable, meaning they are scaled to your abilities. Can't do a pull-up? Do ring rows! Can't snatch 60kg? Do it with an empty bar! Remember, the athletes you see on video have been training for years and are all professional athletes! Don't be intimidated. Trust us, you will be surprised at what you can do!
Q: Is functional fitness/CrossFit dangerous?
A: We ensure every class is safe and fun! Safety and technique are our priority above all else. We will work with every individual athlete to perfect their form.