What is Crossfit
THE KEY TO HEALTH AND FITNESS
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.
The magic is in the movements. Workouts are different every day and modified to help each athlete achieve his or her goals. CrossFit workouts can be adapted for people at any age and level of fitness.
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Eating healthy and off the couch. The CrossFit lifestyle—a combination of proper nutrition and exercise—is the key to fitness and long-term health.
“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.”
– Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder
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Your support network. At CrossFit Mendota, people encourage and motivate each other in every class as they work toward their goals.
More than barbells and plates we are a COMMUNITY of encouraging people
The gym that plays together stays together. Surround yourself with like-minded, goal-oriented people and you will accomplish your goals. Our gym is much more than a fitness facility, we are a community who encourages one another, has fun together, reaches milestones and builds long lasting friendships. We encourage and organize regular member social events – from bowling to Ninja Warrior to skiing outings, charity events, and volunteering and a member-fave “No Shower Happy Hours” – join us in getting fit and having fun!
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Why CrossFit Works
Different every day, CrossFit workouts are tailored to the individual.
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CrossFit uses safe, effective and efficient movements similar to those you use every day in life.
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In CrossFit workouts, intensity levels are adjusted to challenge the individual and safely improve fitness.
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Is CrossFit for me?
Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. Grandparents and Olympians can perform modified versions of the same general workout.
Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?
No. CrossFit is the program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit. As you become fitter, workouts will become more challenging. Every workout is designed to help you succeed, improve fitness and move you toward your goals.
Is CrossFit safe?
Yes. CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is actually incredibly dangerous. At CrossFit Mendota, our expert trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help you move safely and efficiently. We also modify the workouts to each individual in class to what is safe yet challenging. Additionally, our expert nutrition staff will advise on the best path for healthy lifestyle habits. CrossFit will make you feel great and we are here to help you avoid all the diseases that come from inactivity,obesity and poor nutrition.
What about nutrition?
To accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat. By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates and measuring your intake of protein, carbohydrates and fat, you will see dramatic, measurable increases in health.