CrossFit is elite fitness for everyone. Our classes and private coaching are based on the CrossFit program originally developed by coach Greg Glassman after his many years of watching, working with, and coaching all types of people – from those merely interested in general fitness to elite athletes.
CrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity. The workouts themselves are completely scalable, which means that a new participant and a CrossFit veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. CrossFit workouts will deliver phenomenal fitness in and of themselves or as a compliment to your sport-specific training regime. There are three metabolic pathways that provide the energy for all human action. These “metabolic engines” are known as the phosphagen pathway, the glycolytic pathway, and the oxidative pathway.
The first, the phosphagen, dominates the highest-powered activities, those that last less than about ten seconds. The second pathway, the glycolytic, dominates moderate-powered activities, those that last up to several minutes. The third pathway, the oxidative, dominates low-powered activities, those that last in excess of several minutes.
Total fitness, the fitness that CrossFit promotes and develops, requires competency and training in each of these three pathways or engines. Balancing the effects of these three pathways largely determines the how and why of the metabolic conditioning or “cardio” that we do at CrossFit. Favoring one or two to the exclusion of the others and not recognizing the impact of excessive training in the oxidative pathway are arguably the two most common faults in fitness training. More on that later.
At CrossFit Stapleton our goal is to enable you to perform at your best. For some, this may be important for athletic purposes and performance enhancement; for others the goal may be to have sustained energy and lose body fat; and for others, the goal may be to enhance workouts, job performance, sleep, and/or life long health. At the training Centre we introduce you to an individualized program design, nutritional prescription and life management strategies to enhance your personal performance. Each person has a unique situation, which must be reflected in a customized prescription in order to achieve their goals in a shorter period of time
This involves individualized movement program designs, nutritional prescriptions and lifestyle management strategies to enhance your performance, whether that be athletic or general health and fitness based. It involves the entire person; will, being and function.
We offer private, semi-private and group training. All sessions are by appointment-only through our Zenplanner scheduling system, to ensure each client is dealt with in a focused and private manner. Subtle distinctions are made that allow you to progress through personalized direction. Each person has a different situation from the next; this is reflected in your customized prescription for exercise, nutrition and lifestyle. (Individualized)
CrossFit makes use of three different standards or models for evaluating fitness. The motivation for the three standards is simply to ensure the broadest and most general fitness possible. Our first model is based on ten general physical skills recognized by exercise physiologists. The second model is based on breadth and depth of performance (athletic tasks), while the third the measure is based on the three energy systems that drive all human action.
It should be fairly clear that the fitness that CrossFit advocates and develops is deliberately broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.