CrossFit is an extremely and very efficient and effective way to get into great shape rather quickly. The CrossFit training system started at a cool gym in Santa Cruz, California and quickly spread to Olympic and professional athletes, police and military special operations units, champion martial artists, and like most of us here, everyday people looking for a superior way to get in great shape.
CrossFit workouts involve constantly varied (we can go months without repeating workouts), functional exercises (we do Olympic lifts, pushups, pull-ups, running, jumping, kettle bells, burpees, box jumps, etc.), done at high intensity (relative to your physical and psychological limits).
CrossFit, unlike traditional gym practices, isn’t just about looking good. It’s about actually being good. While it’s billed as a core strength and conditioning program, CrossFit is designed to bolster 10 different domains of fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
CrossFit does this in a energetic , if immethodical, manner six days a week with a brutal three-on/one-off schedule. The workouts are randomized—I never did the same routine twice in six weeks—and can include any and all combinations of plyometrics, sprints, Olympic lifts, gymnastic moves and kettlebell work. On occasion, CrossFitters even find themselves turning back the clock with archaic, brute-strength moves such as the Turkish get-up. The bottom line: With CrossFit, you’re never comfortable. Yet this haphazard style of programming may have more of a payoff than you might think.
CrossFit is tiresome , fun, and delivers insane results. It’s also scalable so that everyone – from highly trained athlete to hardly-trained couch potato – can participate and achieve their fitness goals.
At Gulf Breeze Aerobics and Fitness Center, our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Everyday life, sports, combat, and survival reward this kind of fitness.
We can almost guarantee you that CrossFit is like no other training system you have ever experienced!