Our Classes

Crossfit

CrossFit is:

  • an approach that combines all elements necessary to build functional fitness:  strength, endurance, agility. When we refer to “functional fitness” we mean fitness that helps you in your day-to-day life…lifting children & less-animated objects, maintaining good posture as you work and move around, feeling energetic and supple throughout the day.  We don’t just mean the type of fitness that makes bathing suit shopping a less stressful experience, though that’s certainly a positive side-effect that you’d also enjoy.
  • varied, so that boredom doesn’t set in (for your muscles or your brain) and lead you to skip predictable, repetitive workouts.
  • efficient: workouts consist of a series of warm-up exercises, some training on the specific skills required to do the workout that’s on deck that day (e.g., proper form for a push-up, or a deadlift, or wall-balls, etc…..there’s some terminology that we use but nothing that you need to be intimidated by, ANYBODY can do this stuff, seriously), then the workout itself, and then a brief cool-down.  Depending on the day, the main workout may last from 10 mins to 30 mins.  From start to finish we’ll be done in 45-60 mins. Regardless of the duration of the main part of the workout, we promise that you’ll be sweating and breathing hard, and that each workout will help you progress towards your fitness goals.
  • a supportive community of people who are striving to improve their fitness.  We don’t compete aggressively against each other; we leave our egos at the door and support each other.  Working out with a group provides encouragement and community that you don’t find with personal training, but avoids the impersonal anonymity that you sometimes find at larger, more traditional gyms.

 

Yoga

Whether you’re a regular yoga guru or are just starting out with the basics, Fitness First yoga classes are a great way to unwind and develop your mind and body.

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F.I.T. Classes

F.I.T. Classes

Our FIT class is a one-hour high intensity interval class designed to improve cardiovascular fitness. The class mixes body weight exercises, resistance training, indoor rowing, running, and interval work, all into one high intensity workout that helps burn fat and improve cardiovascular endurance. Heavy weights are not used in the class as we encourage increased heart rate over heavy weight. Fit is perfect for someone who is new to exercising, someone who is looking for a challenging workout that consists of low impact movements, or for an experienced Crossfitter seeking additional cardio training. Many of our members have seen vast improvements in their cardio performance and rowing capabilities since starting FIT Classes. All of the exercises in the class can be modified to fit any skill level. You can expect to see:

  • Row intervals
  • Squatting with little to moderate weight
  • Lunges
  • Push ups
  • Sit ups
  • Kettlebell and dumbbell exercises
  • Sled pulls and tire flips
  • Running
  • Many other low weight high rep weight movements.

All you need are tennis shoes and plenty of water. Come ready to work and push yourself!

Fundamentals

New to Crossfit? Try our Fundamentals class! Crossfit Fundamentals is a judgment-free introduction class aimed at teaching the basics of the Crossfit style workout. Each class focuses on 2-3 specific Crossfit movements to ensure that new members perform exercises safely. Each class finishes with a Crossfit-style conditioning workout to build endurance and mental toughness. Some movements you can expect to learn are:

  • Clean and Jerk
  • Snatches
  • Deadlift
  • Back Squat
  • Strict Press and Push Press
  • Box Jumps
  • Wall Balls

Fundamentals is held 3 days a week for one hour and last 3 weeks. Each cycle begins at the beginning of every month so you must sign up before the start of the cycle. Once you have completed your course you may enter any one of our Crossfit classes. All you need to bring are tennis shoes, comfortable workout clothes, and a desire to better yourself and learn new skills.