What people pay for at CrossFit is the very high-level coaching—we usually have one coach for every 10 people. Your local gym may be cheaper, but what good is it if you’re not seeing results! Some gym personal trainers will charge you in one or two hours what you will pay for an entire month of CrossFit.
CrossFit offers both the programing and the individual attention from a trained professional to help you reach your goals. If you show up at least three times a week, do the work, and focus, results are inevitable.
The Crossfit Program is functional movements performed at high intensities but they simulate the demands placed on an athlete during a sporting event. Anaerobic games are of seconds and inches; with that in mind the stresses and situations a player will face on the field are replicated in the training. By combing high intensity movements with a comprehensive strength and speed program, the results are unparalleled.
The loads (lifting weights), distances, times, intensity and programming can be scaled to meet the needs of athletes at all levels of training advancement. Any athlete or person for that matter needs to be strong in body, mind and heart. He (she) needs to be fast and explosive and able to perform when tired and exhausted whether on the field or in the game of life.
Researchers in a Study of the CrossFit Program had participants follow a 10-week CrossFit-based high-intensity power training (HIPT) program of traditional power and Olympic lifts. After HIPT training, body fat reduced by 3.7% among all individuals, both males and females. Oxygen consumption relative to body weight increased in all participants with a 13.6% and 11.8% improvement in VO2 max for men and women, respectively. This was independent of the changes in body mass, which are often attributed to improvements in oxygen capacity.