CrossFit Bethany is dedicated to meeting the needs of everyone who walks through our doors. Knowing that not all athletes have the same skill set, we have adopted a programming method that allows us to meet the needs of everyone in a group setting through skill levels ranging from the Fitness Program for anyone newer to fitness or just looking for a good basic workout, to Performance Program for those interested in learning more advanced techniques and possibly competing. The beauty of CrossFit programming is that we have the capacity to have all levels of athletes working out simultaneously. Here is how the class structure works: All athletes (whether Fitness or Performance) begin the class together with the same or similar warm up and with the same cool down/stretch. In between for the main WOD (workout of the day) is where the practice differs and each athlete follows their own respective level. Following is a more in depth description of each of these programs.
The Fitness Program is designed for members who are either just beginning CrossFit or the member who is just interested in basic overall fitness. This program is designed to build on an athlete’s fitness while working on imbalances or weaknesses without the pressure of heavy weights or advanced technique. In the Fitness program athletes will have the opportunity to work on proper form while building strength, burning fat and increasing cardiovascular capacity for overall health. Crossfit is an amazing program but because of the intensity levels, the Fitness program is a great place to start and build from while increasing your personal fitness and avoid injury and/or over training. Fitness level does not mean that your workouts will be easy, in fact a lot of times they may be more demanding. Fitness gives you options to be the best you are today as you grow as a CrossFitter.
The Performance Program is designed for the more seasoned CrossFitter. A member who is fluent in the basic techniques in Gymnastics, Olympic Lifting and Endurance. An athlete who is ready to lift at prescribed weights and do pull-ups and other gymnastics movements without assistance. The focus of this workout is GPP (General Physical Preparedness). Each WOD (workout of the day) will test the athlete’s mental and physical limits. The Performance Program will help bring you to a higher level of fitness. If a CrossFit Competition is within your goals, this level will help prepare you for any competition.