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What Is CrossFit?

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is one of the most popular fitness programs in the world, and for good reason. Providing a strong, community-based atmosphere to improve motivation and drive results.

The CrossFit community is diverse; it includes members of our military and military veterans, full-time moms, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, business men and women, elite athletes, students and grandparents. That is the beauty of functional movement- it is applicable across all walks of life. We at CrossFit Repentance want to make your life better because that is what fitness should be! 

CrossFit Repentance does not look like your typical gym. You will notice several things are different, there are no rows of treadmills, ellipticals, and cable machines or mirrors. Instead, you will find pull-up bars, kettlebells, barbells and an open gym space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing – performing movements that our bodies are designed to do. Our workouts consist of exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day life or sport. We rarely bicep curl anything in life so why would we do it in the gym? We focus on functional movements that are essential to lead a successful, independent lifestyle.

At CrossFit Repentance, we constantly vary our programming. This means you will rarely do the same workout twice in a 6-12 month time period. You do not have to program workouts for yourself, all you have to do is show up ready to work. And you will not have to spend hours at our gym to get a great workout. Instead, each day a workout will be provided for you that is scalable to your fitness level. And because our workouts are rarely longer than 60 minutes, you can get in your workout and get on with your life!

The goal of CrossFit is to improve your capacity in ten recognized general fitness skills: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. This should be the goal of a BALANCED fitness program. This is what makes CrossFit the most well rounded fitness program available!

Constantly Varied

High Intensity

Functional Movement

For Beginners

RepFit Intro: Our RepFit Intro is our Beginners class. It is specifically designed for beginners who have never been exposed to CrossFit before. Because CrossFit is performed at a high intensity, it is important that you first learn the fundamentals of CrossFit and the importance of proper form in order to perform the movements correctly and safely.

Once you have completed your Beginners class you will be ready for your first class. Not everyone will need the Beginners class, your assessment by one of our coaches will determine what is best for you.

No need to bring your game face to every workout. You can be as competitive as you want to be—or not. While it may seem like you’re going up against your classmates, the only person you need to beat is yourself. So whatever is holding you back, drop it and pick up a kettlebell instead. CrossFit workouts can be modified for any fitness level.

The needs of an Olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. One is looking for functional dominance, the other for functional competence. Competence and dominance manifest through identical physiological mechanisms. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. 

“Beginner athletes should aim for a number of reps that will be as challenging for them as the prescribed workout would be for an intermediate athlete.”

What are classes are like:

Class Format: CrossFit has a group training format with classes lasting 60 minutes. At CrossFit Repentance, our classes are smaller to maintain that Coach to Athlete ratio, giving you more one-on-one attention. There are several classes a day that members can attend. There are some in the morning, and some at night.

You are strongly encouraged to come as often as possible, the more you come the quicker and greater the results. But not everyone’s schedule allows for that, so sign up for the classes that you can attend. 

The classes are group workouts that start with a warm up, consisting of stretching, activation using some light cardio and some body weight exercises. Then, there is a skill development section to focus on form, technique, and general CrossFit skills that may include strength exercise usually involving weightlifting. Finally, the Work Out of the Day (WOD), which changes every day and focuses on different parts of your body. Your workout will be timed and conducted at high intensity.

Everyone does the same workout at the same time, but your only competition is with yourself. “You don’t need to be better than anyone else, just be better than you were yesterday”. There will always be a coach there to instruct, help, correct, and inform everyone. All you need to worry about is showing up to the class, no matter what your fitness level, and you will be told exactly what to do. No contracts, no commitments, just get in shape and have fun!

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