TAILOR YOUR TRAINING
CrossFit attracts a wide variety of people with all different kinds of goals. This range can span from those who want to compete in the sport of CrossFit to members who solely want to focus on general health and moving well. As a gym, we created three different tracks within our programming in order to meet the goals of all our members. Everyone still completes the same workout each day; however, the workout is tailored slightly differently based on each specific track. The tracks and their goals are outlined below:
F I T N E S S T R A C K (FX)
Your goal is general health. You want to move well for a long time,
to look good naked, and to have more energy in every aspect of life.
P E R F O R M A N C E T R A C K (PX)
Your goal is to perform better in athletic environments. You want to be
stronger than your average bear and to learn new and challenging skills.
C O M P E T I T I V E T R A C K (CX)
Your goal is to improve in the sport of fitness. You want to prepare to
compete locally and worldwide, to put your capabilities to the test,
and to become really comfortable with being really uncomfortable.
We want you to be intentional about your time in our Box, that you understand why you are here and what you are trying to accomplish. Once you set your goals, our coaches make sure you are training specifically to meet them by directing you to a track that aligns with these goals.
A critical component to our tracks is that they are goal-based tracks not ability-based. You might determine your goals, choose a track, and then look at the workout and think you’ve made a terrible mistake because you could never do those movements or that weight. That’s normal. It’s also how we would prefer it, for growth occurs when we are challenged and change happens when we are uncomfortable. This does mean that it may be a while before you are able to perform the workouts as “prescribed” for your track, and you may spend a substantial amount of time modifying workouts and movements. We are not concerned with this, nor are we concerned with you doing the same thing as everyone else in the class. We are concerned with helping you reach your specific goals. In order to do so, your training needs to be challenging and it needs to be tailored to you.
So, we encourage you to choose a track based on your goals and not your abilities. We also want you to choose a track for the long-term and avoid hopping back and forth between tracks every other workout. Significant progress is made through consistent effort. If you cannot do your “prescribed” track workout for the day, modify movements and weights to your individual needs. If you want to make the switch to a different track down the road, talk with a coach about your new goals, and we will set you on the right course.
These tracks are meant to help you and challenge you. Regardless if that challenge is getting off the couch and moving for an hour or training for your next competition, each goal, challenge, and fitness journey is important and valuable. But more than we value these goals or results, we value your commitment to them and your commitment to improve. So choose a track and let’s get started working towards your goals.