Personal Training Fundamentals
Our fundamentals (personal training) program is going to look a lot different than the CrossFit group exercise class.
Yes, you will eventually have the option to graduate to CrossFit group classes; however, before that we need to ensure that you are both competent in the CrossFit movements and fit enough to safely join group classes. To do this, we use established physical Benchmarks to monitor your fitness progress.
With that in mind, you will start off by completing 10-20 one-on-one or two-on-one private training sessions, where you will be with your coach, as well as possibly an apprentice coach. Our instructors are awesome coaches and individuals, they will help you with working towards your goals.
During your 10-20 personal training sessions (the number depends on your personal fitness level and physical abilities), you will become familiar with the CrossFit movements (30-40 movements), things like Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, gymnastics and rowing. You will also learn about mobility, injury prevention and nutrition.
Why Personal Training?
Learning movements that are required for improved fitness – movements like squats, snatches and pull-ups – take time, as does improving your mobility, your endurance, your speed and your power.
We used to throw people into group classes right away, but we found this to be a recipe for failure. Students weren’t prepared; they didn’t move well; they didn’t understand their capabilities; they over-trained; they got injured. Or they were simply too intimidated to even show up to a class.
Improving your fitness is a slow process. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when they show up at our doors. Some students struggle with mobility, others with stability, others yet come to us two months after having knee surgery and need to be tended with care. And on the other end of the spectrum, some athletes arrive at our door well conditioned with an extensive athletic background.
The point is we all have different needs when we start a new strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t make sense to throw you right into classes before you have properly learned the movements. So at our school, by the time you graduate to classes, you’ll have a good understanding of all movements, and you will know exactly how to scale each movement if you’re not yet able to master everything.
This also means that by the time you get to classes you will feel confident and comfortable showing up to hit the workout with the group.
CrossFit for children and teens is a workout that combines aspects from gymnastics, body-weight training, such as squats and pull-ups; and endurance training, such as running, jumping and climbing ropes. Crossfit Kids is meant to be BIG fun for all ages. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits which means less childhood obesity and all around better health for our children. The program is scale-able for any age or experience level. Crossfit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescents. Consistently good mechanics translates into physical literacy, enhanced sports performance, and fewer sport injuries. A vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on childrens academic achievements.
NEW SUMMER SESSION STARTS JULY 17th 7pm!
Kids Ages 7-11 Monday and Thursday / Teens ages 12-16 Tuesday and Friday
Email Steve@crossfitignite.com ASAP to reserve your spot!
Once you’re competent in the CrossFit movements and reach our graduation requirements, you are eligible to begin group classes.
During group classes, you’ll push yourself and sweat it out with like-minded individuals, as you compete with yourself (and others, if you choose) for rounds, time, points, glory, emotional satisfaction and spiritual growth. You will reach new physical and emotional levels you didn’t think were possible, and you will undoubtedly find yourself with a new social and support network, who will help you on your continued path to greater health and happiness.
These are the cornerstone of what we do at CrossFit IGNITE. CrossFit is a fitness program designed using constantly varied, functional movement performed at a relative high intensity. As a truly functional program, we design our daily workouts to be scaled up-or down-to be accessible to all populations. If you’re just starting out, we recommend coming three days/week for your first couple weeks, then build to four, then five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend building in two recovery days per week.