What is CrossFit?

In a few words, CrossFit can be described as “constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity”.  Or, increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. The idea behind CrossFit programming is to completely tax the body’s energy systems with each and every workout. CrossFit is designed to prepare the body for anything, at any time, through movements ranging from weightlifting and gymnastics, to running and rowing.

The programs at CrossFit 2.2 are designed to help our members reach their highest potential in terms of endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. The class-based format is intended to ignite friendly competition between members, as well as create personal goals to improve upon. Our daily workouts are always changing, preventing the feeling of monotony that often accompanies “working out.”

Our goal at CrossFit 2.2 is to spread our idea of fitness. We believe that well-rounded athletes are the best athletes. We push our members to be good at EVERYTHING,  and to avoid being VERY good at only one thing.

“WOD” EXPLAINED

The “WOD” is our “Workout of the Day.”  Each WOD has set parameters known as the prescription (RX).  These are difficult numbers to reach, and for good reason. These parameters give athletes something to shoot for, whether it be short term, or months down the road.  In the meantime, each workout can be scaled/modified to each persons’  own ability.  We urge our members to record each workout as they complete it, in order to keep track of their improvements the next time we do that particular WOD.

Certain workouts are referred to as “Named” workouts.  These workouts come from CrossFit Headquarters and are known as “The Girls” (Fran, Angie, Helen, etc.) or “Heroes” (fallen soldiers).