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What is Crossfit?

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CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Since then it has evolved to be an all inclusive fitness program for people of any athletic capability.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, 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.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. 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.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our defence forces, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

I'm new to CrossFit. What should I expect?

Despite what you might see on the internet, you don’t need to be made of rippling muscles to do CrossFit. Come with the ability to convert oxygen into CO2, the drive to be better than you were yesterday, and we’ll show you how to do the rest.

All members who are new to CrossFit will start with our Foundations course – our exciting introduction to the world of CrossFit, weightlifting and your new active lifestyle. It will prepare you to reach your highest possible level of fitness. 10-15 sessions is required for anyone who is new to the CrossFit and weightlifting methodologies.

Our primary goal in these one-on-one sessions is to prepare you to join the group CrossFit and weightlifting classes with confidence. We will identify your own unique strengths and weaknesses, some of which are yet unknown, to hone preexisting skills and begin to improve on the things that are holding back your athletic ability. First, you will learn how to lift safely and efficiently with lighter weight. Our focus will be on developing a strong technical base. We will slowly add more movements and heavier weight once you are ready.

Each session will end with a metcon (a heart pumping work out) which will allowing us to measure your progress. Under our guidance, you’ll have the chance to push yourself and put your new skills to the test. This program brings results! During the course of your Foundation training, your body will begin to rapidly change. We’ll encourage you to take before and after pictures to help capture your transformation.

Is CrossFit dangerous?

In short, yes CrossFit can be dangerous.

But not in the ways you might believe.  With inexperienced coaches, shoddy equipment and the wrong attitude, CrossFit can be very dangerous – but so can riding your bike or driving your car. The experienced and proven CrossFit coaches you’ll find at CrossFit Proficient we will ensure that you’re training in the safest most effective and efficient way possible.

What's a WOD?

A WOD is the workout of the day. We program a different WOD everyday.

What is your drop-in policy?

Drop-ins are always welcome at CrossFit Proficient! Just fill out the Contact Us form and we will get you scheduled.

Do you offer personal training?

Yes!

Everyone’s journey at CrossFit Proficient starts with personal training. To make sure you are prepared for the group CrossFit classes. We also understand that group classes aren’t for everyone. Some benefit more in a one-on-one atmosphere. Some have specific objectives that aren’t always met in the class programming. Perhaps you’ve reached an athletic plateau or you are not be making the type of progress you would like to be making. If any of these are something you can relate to, then consider joining us for a personal training session.

These sessions are the most effective and efficient way to achieve your personal fitness goals – especially when the WOD is just not enough to get you to where you want to be. One of the Proficient coaches will work with you to help define your goals, conduct a comprehensive assessment of your fitness level, and train you through a  program designed specifically for your needs.