Podium Gym CrossFit

What is CrossFit and is it for me?

Movements are easy to learn and can accommodate individuals of all ages and athletic abilities. Foundational to more complex movements, done in varied forms to prepare for physical challenges and develop an overall better performing individual.

CrossFit is unparalleled in efficiently raising your fitness levels across all 10 fitness domains:

  • Cardio-Respiratory
  • Endurance
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Coordination
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Accuracy

CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Mixed level class - WOD (Work-out of the day)

Everyone can do it.

With its varied mix of exercises, movements and training styles, the daily CrossFit-class means the body is working in a vast variety of functional ways, and by taking on the various WODs you can expect to get stronger, more mobile and increase your cardiovascular fitness as well as improving things like balance and flexibility. CrossFit provides accountability through coaches who know you, care for you, and modify workouts based on your needs. That means – everyone can do it.

Crossfit Basics / Crossfit Fundamentals

We train functional movements.

Due to the complex exercises carried out across the CrossFit workouts, anyone wanting to start training needs to carry out an initial phase of induction workouts. Although that’s probably a barrier to entry for some people, performing Olympic lifting techniques and heavy kettlebell swings is not something you want to do without understanding the movements first. This induction phase is what CrossFit calls ‘fundamentals’. Although the majority of WODs will have an element of development within the class format, these beginner sessions are heavily focused on form and safety over any competitive or strenuous training. You should do as many of these initial sessions as needed to feel confident with the movements.

Need to pick something up off the floor? That’s a deadlift.

Need to sit down in a chair? That’s a squat.

Need to put something on a shelf? That’s a push press.

We train functional movements because that’s what life demands, and it is essential to independent living.

Crossfit Gymnastics

Gymnastics and applying them to workouts.

In CrossFit, body-weight movements are considered gymnastics (e.g., air squat, push-up, pull-up, etc.). We are taking skills from the sport of gymnastics and applying them to workouts. In CrossFit, the gymnastics label is applied any exercise in which you move your body through a range of motion (ROM) or extended range of motion (EROM) without an external load. (Bodyweight movements) Isometric holds are also considered gymnastics. CrossFit uses short parallel bars (“parallettes”), the floor, still rings, pull-up bars, dip bars, climbing ropes, and other equipment to implement gymnastics training.

Power Club

Building basic strength.

If you’re looking into lifting weights properly, you’re going to see a lot of conflicting information out there. So we’re here to break down the basics about one of the most effective weightlifting routines out there – The Big 3 Workout. The Big 3 Workout focuses on the 3 “biggest” lifts that require the most different muscle groups, and have a complex movement that strengthens your core and stabilizer muscles. These lifts are: Deadlift, Squats and Bench Press. We focus on the right technique and include the most effective accessory-movements to build up basic strength within a 3 week rotation circle.