Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jump around

Week three

So week number three is in the books at The Athletic Studio.  We continue to grow into a community of individuals looking for a fit lifestyle.  I would like to welcome Matt K., Steve, Chinh, Colleen, Aniko and Joe to the group. We are all excited to have new athletes at the studio pushing themselves and each other.

 I truly believe fitness is a lifestyle.  Being fit is not just about working out an hour a day.  Nutrition is the key to success.  Nutrition in conjunction with a steady workout regiment, will take you to the next level of fitness.  So, try a new class.  Go to a F.I.T. Boxing class, challenge yourself with a crossfit class, try F.I.T. or enjoy a saturday morning with Pleasure & Pain.  All of these classes can be scaled to fit someone who is just getting back into working out or challenge someone who is a top tier athlete.  Always challenging and constantly varied.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Welcome to The Athletic Studio

CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement,"[3] with the stated goal of improving fitness (and therefore general physical preparedness), which it defines as "work capacity across broad time and modal domains."[4] Workouts are typically short—20 minutes or less—and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, weightlifting, and carrying odd objects; they use barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and many bodyweight exercises.[5][6][7] These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed "Workouts of the Day" or "WODs". Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or "boxes," typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity WOD, and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress. Some affiliates offer additional classes, such as Olympic weightlifting, which are not centered around a WOD.[8]
CrossFit programming is used by 4,400 private affiliated gyms[9] and many fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and military organizations including the Canadian Forces and the Royal Danish Life Guards,[10][11][12][13][14] as well as by some U.S. and Canadian high school physical education teachers, high school and college sports teams, and the Miami Marlins.[15][16][17] In addition, there are a number of gyms that use CrossFit-style exercises and workouts but are not officially affiliated with CrossFit, Inc. Many people who do CrossFit workouts on their own often post their results on CrossFit's website.