WHAT WE DO?
CrossFit is one of the most effective and efficient general fitness programs in the world. We use constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity that delivers dramatic fitness results for Crossfitter’s of all levels of skill and experience.
Constantly Varied: With the exception of testing, you will rarely do the same workout twice at CrossFit West Covina. By doing something different every time you work out you keep the body guessing and eliminate plateaus and boredom common in traditional programs. Certain “benchmark” workouts, however, are repeated every 3-4 months to measure performance improvements.
Functional movements: Our goal is to prepare our athletes for life’s obstacles. We do that by using training that mimics life – running, jumping, throwing, squatting, pulling, pushing, lifting.
High intensity: Performing vigorous exercise in a high intensity way is the most effective way to elicit positive changes in performance and body composition. We do this by timing most of our workouts and completing them as fast as safely possible.
CROSSFIT FOR EVERYONE
All levels, all shapes, all sizes, all ages. The ability to scale the workout for any level is one of the reasons that the CrossFit program is so successful. Scalability allows athletes to gauge their progression by measuring the increase in weight/reps or decrease in time in repeated workouts. Scalability allows all athletes to workout together as one community, regardless of fitness level. Scalability also works in both directions. We scale down for newer Crossfitters, injured Crossfitters and whenever otherwise necessary. We scale up for Crossfitters who need a more challenging workout in order to achieve optimal results. Classes are run by professional, Crossfit-certified coaches who are committed to teaching proper technique, encouraging intensity, and maintaining class structure.
CROSSFIT FOR ATHLETES
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our proven workouts are designed to train and build stronger, faster, better athletes. Whether coming off the blocks on a 400m sprint, driving out of a 3 point stance to attack the quarterback or preparing to take a shot on net, the primary goal for all athletes is to be able to perform at their competitive best while reducing the injury potential.
CROSSFIT FOR SENIORS
Our seniors enjoy life by becoming stronger and fitter and maintaining better coordination and balance. The fitness regimen that a senior requires to maintain physical independence is the same for a professional athlete looking to maintain physical dominance in his or her sport. The difference is that we train our seniors by using less weight, fewer reps and more rest. This gets results because our method allows exposure to the workouts at a challenging and tolerable intensity.
CROSSFIT FOR WOMEN
Sometimes women can become intimidated after browsing CrossFit websites and videos. Some women worry that CrossFit will give you “bulky muscles”. Some women worry that they are not in “good enough shape” to start CrossFit.
At CrossFit West Covina approximately half of our members are female. They range from experienced athletes to those whose goal is to lose 100 pounds! The beauty of CrossFit is that every exercise is scalable to your fitness level even if you’ve never been in a gym before. You will NEVER be asked to do something that will jeopardize your safety. Our program focuses on exercises to burn fat and boost the formation of lean muscle. You will, however, be asked to use every muscle in your body to perfect your form, ultimately leading to a rewarding workout and results in a short period of time.