What is CrossFit?

You’ve probably heard of a co-worker, friend, or family member being a CrossFit Gardendale member. You may have even thought to yourself, “CrossFit is too [insert your own reservations here] for me.” Today we are here to debunk all of the things you might think you know about CrossFit and share the details about what happens here at CrossFit Gardendale.

High-Intensity Workouts

The first thing you should know about the workouts is that they are high-intensity. This means that you are doing a lot of work in a short amount of time. If you are not a regular gym buff, no worries here! At CrossFit Gardendale, our beginners start in an On-Ramp class that teaches the movements and covers all of the basics you need to know before jumping into a full class. Plus, the intensity is scalable to your current fitness level and shifts as you improve your fitness over time.

Functional, Varied Movements
Never complain about a boring workout again. We bring you new WOD’s (Workout of the Day) that keep things interesting and target all of the muscles in your body, as well as challenging all areas of your fitness. CrossFit is all about getting your body to move in functional ways, meaning all of the ways your body needs to move in your everyday life. Functional movement exercises mimic our daily activities, making our jobs, life at home, and weekend activities easier on the body.

Comprehensive Training

Driven from movements in gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing, and other athletic movements, CrossFit Gardendale delivers comprehensive training that will improve your strength, stamina, cardio, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, accuracy, and more. This is your one-stop-shop for all things fitness and will boost your performance in day-to-day activities, as well as your favorite hobbies and activities!

Skilled Coaches
Unlike most workout classes, where the instructor is there to tell you what to do next, our CrossFit Gardendale instructors are here to engage, challenge, and motivate you. Furthermore, these coaches are here to support and teach you. If you are new to weightlifting or to functional movements, this is a great way to learn the exercises in a safe, encouraging environment and challenge your body with professionals who know the right time for challenge and the right time for recovery.

Scalable for All Ages, Strength, and Skill
We briefly mentioned this above, but one of the greatest benefits of CrossFit is that anyone can do it. No matter your level of experience or the strength you think you have, CrossFit is for you. We start all of our beginners in the On-Ramp course to familiarize you with the essentials. Then, once you join a regular WOD, the workouts are scalable to your skill level and strength. On the other hand, if you are an experienced, strong individual, the workouts can meet your growing needs and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Motivating Community

The community is where CrossFit truly shines. Not only will you have challenging workouts that get results, you will also be part of a community of like-minded individuals, who come from various backgrounds and experiences and build each other up. We motivate each other, challenge each other, and the energy at CrossFit Gardendale is unlike any other fitness experience. Never struggle through a workout alone again, this community is here to encourage you and help you reach your goals.

Sign up for the Beginners On-Ramp class and get started here at CrossFit Gardendale!