CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit's Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 11,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.
The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.
Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.
While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.
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If you’re trying CrossFit for the first time, join us for a free class! Then when you sign up for your starter package we’ll schedule you for Barbell Basics to prepare you for entrance into our group classes. This session is designed to make sure you can execute movements soundly and efficiently. Here, your coach has the opportunity get to know you and how to help you make quick progress. You'll learn the basic movements, and as you demonstrate proficiency, we'll add on appropriate intensity and complexity. Your coach is always with you to make sure every workout is tailored appropriately to your level. And when you’re ready to enter our regular classes, they’ll be sure to be your biggest cheerleaders.
Absolutely not! With experienced coaches who emphasize form and proper movement (versus just "grinding out" a workout with disregard for each person's ability and current work capacity), we provide an effective workout that's SAFE. In working to achieve virtuosity [(n): great technical skill] you will be challenged in ways that gets you results properly. Don't worry, you'll still sweat plenty and get in a good workout every time. Our coaches are trained to know when you can push a little further, and when we need to dial it back, so we encourage you to always keep a running dialogue with us before, during and after each workout.
A WOD is the workout of the day. We program a different WOD everyday.
A WOD is the workout of the day. We program a different WOD every day. At CrossFit Hell’s Kitchen, we program 2 parts to our 1 hour WOD classes -- The Barbell & Strength portion, and the MetCon. You can attend one or both depending on your schedule, but it is recommended you do both to gain the most benefit from the day’s work.
Visiting CrossFitters are always welcome to drop into our classes! Our daily rate is $30 for both Barbell & Strength and MetCon (1 hour), or $15 for either portion (30 minutes each). Our weekly drop-in rate is $90 for unlimited access to all scheduled classes. Purchase your drop in here.