About Functional Strength CrossFit
Functional Strength CrossFit is a strength and conditioning facility. We want to inject fitness into people’s lives. Real world fitness. Functional fitness. Fitness that will make you stronger, faster, leaner, and healthier than you could ever dream of!
We are a team of passionate and dedicated trainers committed to the practice, sharing and belief in the foundations of CrossFit and it’s community.
You don’t need to worry about the level of fitness you are currently at. Our classes are designed for universal scalability and apply equally to all committed individuals regardless of their age or fitness level.
Our program efficiently combines the most effective training methods of Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and High Intensity Metabolic (Cardio) Conditioning. There isn’t a strength and conditioning program anywhere that works with a greater diversity of tools, modalities, and drills.
The camaraderie and support found in our CrossFit group classes is unparalleled outside of sport. The group environment is competitive but friendly, and will push you to perform at your best.
Training to be your best is at the heart of CrossFit – competitive, fun and exciting workouts based on functional, life-improving movements done at high intensity. Functional movements are organic in nature, innate to our DNA and essential to our quality of life. We train for longevity, we train for health and most of all, we train for fun.
CrossFit will prepare you for any task that life demands, both physically and mentally. It will make you stronger and more confident in all facets of life. Don’t believe it? We dare you to give it a go…
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is an effective way to get fit. Anyone can do it. It is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout. We do pull-ups, squats, push-ups, weightlifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, and a host of other movements. Always varied, always changing, always producing results. Kids, cops, firefighters, soccer moms, Navy SEALS, and grandmas all do CrossFit. In fact, hundreds of thousands worldwide have followed our workouts and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes.
How We’re Different
- By definition- CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program based on broadly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity that is universally scalable for all levels of fitness.
- Broadly varied- There is a different workout to perform EVERY DAY. This is referred to as the Workout of the Day or W.O.D. Routine is the enemy – variety works!
- Functional movements- These may include multiple variations of Gymnastic Exercises, Bodyweight Calisthenics, Plyometrics, Olympic Weightlifting, and Metabolic (Cardiovascular) Conditioning. We concentrate on complex, full-body movements that are athletic in nature.
- High intensity- Simply put, most of the CrossFit exercises/movements require a consistent, coordinated, powerful execution of force (Power = Work÷Time).
- Universally scalable- CrossFit can be fine tuned to accommodate a wide variety of participants from novice to advanced across all age groups. Note: Don’t be intimidated by the videos on this site – get excited, get motivated!!!
- Camaraderie – A supportive and motivating group dynamic – we all give more of ourselves in the presence of others!
“To build a fit community and transform lives by providing elite functional fitness.”
Why are we doing this? Our answer is the same every time – we want to help people. We want to inject fitness into people’s lives. We want to foster a community that supports each other. We want to increase self esteem by providing a strength and conditioning program that gets people to a new level of fitness that they never thought was possible.
WORLD-CLASS FITNESS IN 100 WORDS
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.
~Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder
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Crossfit in Auckland