What is CrossFit?
CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general, inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency – not only the unknown, but the unknowable. CrossFit was the first group to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increase work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movement performed at relatively high intensities). CrossFit is also the community spontaneously arises when people do workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is the key component of why it’s so effective.
Our Approach to CrossFit
CrossFit Winnipeg is about health, fitness, and performance. This means that we offer CrossFit for everyone. We offer a group class program where we use the basics of gymnastics, weightlifting, powerlifting, and kettlebells to create something that is much more than just a workout. We are more than a workout program as we offer a challenge, accountability, a team atmosphere, and an ability to be a part of something much bigger than just a gym. We believe in community and a welcoming atmosphere where you can be rewarded for every step forward in the betterment of your fitness no matter how big or small.
CrossFit built its workout programming on intensity and variety. And while going hard most of the time can work (especially when we’re young), throwing ourselves against a wall day after day with the mindset of “go hard or go home” can lead to chronic pain and injury. At CFW, we do all our own programming. Our workouts are planned months in advance to ensure the safety and efficacy of our program. The methodology rests in Head Coach Tania Vrga’s Mastery programming template, where the vast majority of our training is in the area of “practice”. Honing movement skills in the spirit of fun, intentional virtuosity, and a willingness to learn gives your practice solid context and sustainability.