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What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program like no other. We row, we run, we do push-ups, pull-ups, Olympic weight lifts, and gymnastics all in scalable ways for any age and any fitness level. This is all done in a supportive group environment where results are endless. If you want a program that challenges you both physically and mentally, gets you in the best shape of your life and doesn’t take hours….CrossFit is for you!


What is Crossfit ?

Courtsey of The CrossFit Journal

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 program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.


What are some of the exercises/movements we do?

CrossFit teaches 9 Foundational Movements. The mastery of these 9 movements correlate directly to the efficiency of the exercises performed during your workouts and transfer to the development of other skills you see often in WODs.They are:

Air Squat

Front Squat

Overhead Squat

Shoulder Press

Push Press

Push Jerk

Deadlift

Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Medicine Ball Clean

Other movements/exercises include:

Pull Ups

Push Ups

Sit Ups

Jump Rope

Box Jumps

Running/Sprinting

Rowing

Dumbbell Work

Kettlebell Swings

Wall Balls

Static Holds

And various others


While this list may seem foreign or intimidating, please note that every one of them is modifiable and scalable to meet your skill level and needs.


What can I expect after my first CrossFit workout?

Your first workout at Crossfit Gorilla Den will be a fun and efficient experience. Each class starts with a dynamic warm-up, then it’s skill training, instruction and movement standards for the WOD (workout of the day). When your coach says “3-2-1 Go!” the challenge begins and our community of athletes push them selves and encourage others to achieve elite fitness.


Do you recommend training daily?

No. Maximum benefits are derived from intensity and recovery. We offer a complete health and fitness program, and so we recommend that you take time to recover so that you perform your best at every session. This will prevent injury and backsliding from overtraining. You’ll be surprised to learn that the volume of training doesn’t reflect your fitness or progression. Talk to one of our coaches to choose the schedule that meets your specific goals–especially if you’re using CrossFit as your conditioning program for a specific sport.


Should I warm up and stretch before class?

Please come to Crossfit Gorilla Den at the scheduled time for your class, and we will warm up together!


Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?

No. Really. There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. Sure, we say that we are “forging elite fitness” and we are. This means that you start the journey where you are today. And, if you stay on our path it’s likely that you will get in to the best physical, emotional and mental shape of your life.Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, former athletes, working professionals, stay-at-home parents, people that had never stepped foot into a gym and people with physical ailments. Our program is the most efficient, most effective regimen for everyone. Allow us to get you into the best shape of your life.


Do I need prior experience to take classes?

No. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do–like squatting, pushing and pulling. Exercises are scaled to inspire the beginner and challenge the most elite athlete.


What should I expect at my first CrossFit workout?

Your first workout at CrossFit Gorilla Den will be a fun and efficient experience. Each class starts with a dynamic warm-up, then it’s skill training, instruction and movement standards for the WOD (workout of the day). When your coach says “3-2-1 Go!” the challenge begins and our community of athletes push them selves and encourage others to achieve elite fitness. For your first class, please arrive a few minutes early to meet our members, coaches and get to know our box.





CrossFit Gorilla Den Equipment

We are located at 9840 Leopard in the Westwood Shopping Center. Our facility is over 6600 sq ft and is equipped for CrossFit WODs with bar bells and weightlifting equipment, dumbbells, kettle bells, medicine balls, rowers, boxes, assault bike, 15′ rope station, sleds, a tire and a Rogue pull up rig. We have showers, a kids area, and are open 7 days a week.

We also carry multiple machines for strength training and personal training.



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