What is CrossFit?

"CrossFit is not just a workout with a physical goal. It is also, and maybe even primarily, about cultivating a set of character traits that can enable a person to flourish in all aspects of life."  -Dr. Jane Drexler-
   CrossFit is athletic strength and conditioning. It also strengthens the mind, the spirit, and builds character. It's a great system of training for all around, functional fitness. Our approach at SeaCity is to focus on strength first. All else flows from that.  We want you to look great and feel your best. We have found through experience that a performance oriented approach is the best way to achieve this. So there are no mirrors. Although we have nothing against machines, we find our best results with free weights and body weight. We don't embrace a culture of body obsession, but our clients end up looking pretty damn good. The focus is on building strength, skill acquisition, and proper body mechanics. When you spend your time focused on these things (instead of gazing at yourself in the mirror), your appearance tends to take care of itself! Some examples of what we do:
  • gymnastics - no this doesn't mean you'll be doing an iron cross on the rings or working the pommel horse etc..gymnastics is just a category for anything involving your own bodyweight, pushups, pullups, lunges, burpees, box jumps. We'll teach you solid fundamental movement skills. 
  • lift weights - using barbells and dumbbells, we squat, deadlift, press, snatch, clean, jerk, swing  kettlebells, medballs, sandbags...or any heavy object
  • monostructural - running, rowing, cycling, skipping rope, double unders 
We mix and match these movements and more in an endless variety of patterns. Most if not all the workouts are timed, scored, and repeated to ensure progress. The workouts feature relatively short, but high intensity bursts of effort. This type of training has been researched and is proven both through science and in practice to be highly effective. 

   If you never move explosively, or with speed, during your workout, what do you think is going to happen when life demands speedy movement? What if you're being chased, attacked, or there is an emergency of some kind and you need to render assistance?  If you don't train it, it's not there. If you don't pick up even moderately heavy objects off the floor, what will you do when you need to move something even moderately heavy? You will have to rely on someone else to do it. 

At SCCF we foster and inspire people to discover their own inner capability.  You were born to move. When you don't move, your health suffers, and you are essentially broken-down. Treadmills, ellipticals, and machines will not suffice, and ultimately may harm you by promoting bad motor patterns and incorrect posture.
       If you want your fitness to be meaningful, and to enhance your quality of life, we can help you do that. If you're a competitive athlete wanting to improve your performance, we will re-mold you into a faster, stronger physical specimen. If you're an average Joe or Jane, who wants to lose fat, firm up, and simply look, feel, and perform better, then we offer a great facility along with the know-how to guide you there. Yes, anyone can do it.

Thanks for reading, See You in the Gym, 
Coach Tim