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CrossFit

Crossfit is defined as constantly varied functional movements performed at a relatively high intensity.

Crossfit Mayview - Pittsburgh Crossfit Gym What does this mean? It means that you perform a workout using the movements you use in your daily routine and you do it quickly. You won’t find machines in a CrossFit gym. Why? Because we use our entire body to perform the workout instead of sitting at a machine and working on one muscle group. For example, You will squat in a CrossFit workout because you squat every day in life outside of the gym.

How are the workouts performed? CrossFit workouts are in a small class setting with a certified instructor. It is almost like personal training because each person’s workout is scaled to their ability and the coach helps push each individual to reach their fullest potential. When you walk into a CrossFit gym the workout is programmed for you. You never have to walk around the gym wondering what you are going to work on or get onto a cardio machine for, oh, 45 minutes. You will get an entire body workout, working on all 10 areas of fitness: cardio/endurance, stamina, strength, speed, power, flexibility, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy in one class!

Why is CrossFit so popular? Crossfit is always interesting because the workouts are always different and it is always challenging. CrossFit is never boring. There is no specializing in Crossfit so you never know what to expect when you walk into the box. Even if the workout is an area you are good at, you never master anything at CrossFit because you can always increase the intensity or workload. Each ‘PR’ or Personal Record is achieved and surpassed as you continue to stick with CrossFit and you begin to set new goals and reach new PRs.

You don’t have time to CrossFit? A CrossFit workout begins and finishes within an hour including the warm up and cool down. The warm up is about 15 minutes long, the class includes a strength portion, and the workout or WOD usually lasts between 6 minutes to 20 minutes long. How can you get a workout in 6minutes? Because of the intensity of CrossFit, athletes see results even by doing short workouts! CrossFit Mayview offers classes as early as 5am, has mid-morning classes, evening classes and weekend classes as well. There is always time for 1 hour of fitness to help you towards a healthier lifestyle.

There’s also a large community aspect to CrossFit. Classes promote an encouraging, supportive, and inclusive environment. Crossfit Mayview members are very supportive of athletes of all fitness levels. You will find that CrossFit is the only sport where the last person receives the loudest cheers!

Is CrossFit for You? Yes! CrossFit is for everyone seeking a healthier lifestyle. Regardless of your fitness level, you are able to do CrossFit. We have beginners to elite athletes at CrossFit Mayview, all working out together. We offer a FREE trial class so you have nothing to lose by giving us a try! Contact us today and start your transformation!