What is CrossFit?
Check out Crossfit.com for comprehensive information about this program, its origins, and ideology. In a nutshell, CrossFit is a fitness program developed for the real world. It is comprised of scalable, functional movements that are constantly varied and done at high intensity.
What does that mean? Lets break it down. Functional movements are movements that we see in every day life. Getting up out of a chair is a squat. Picking up a bag of topsoil or a child is a form of dead lift. Putting groceries away on an overhead shelf is a shoulder press. When we practice these movements, we develop strength and muscle recruitment patterns that we use on a regular basis. Constantly varied: Each day there is a prescribed Workout of the Day. The workout might contain Olympic or power lifting movements, gymnastic movements such as pull-ups, ring dips, or handstands, and traditional aerobic activities such as running, rowing or jump rope. Some workouts are done for time, some for a score, and some for max weight lifted. Life doesn’t come at us as 3 sets of 10. Why should we exercise that way?
Sounds intimidating. I am not sure I can commit to something like that… We are busy people living in busy times. One of the biggest benefits of CrossFit is its efficiency. Workouts rarely last more than 30 minutes. This means you can be in, warmed-up, worked-out, and out the door in an hour or less. This may sound impossible but the key is in the intensity of the exercise we do.
Not all of us are elite athletes. Heck, many of us are not athletes at all. But we are human and therefore made of the same stuff. The exercises done at CrossFit can be scaled to challenge any level of fitness from the chronic couch potato to the Olympic competitor and anyone in between. The beauty of the program is that it can start wherever you are, and take you as far as you want to go… as far as you are willing to push yourself.
Agoge (Ah-GO-Gi). What the heck does that mean? In Ancient Sparta, the Agoge was the state controlled education program that was required for essentially all emerging male citizens. The literal translation of Agoge is “upbringing.” The boys were taken from their households at the age of seven to live and learn alongside their peers all aspects of Spartan life. We believe the benefits of CrossFit translate to life outside of the gym. We are building a culture of excellence that begins with supporting eachother and asking more of ourselves.
Okay, so how do I get started? CrossFit Agoge has been operating in Montrose since June of 2007. We are located at 475 Water Ave (behind the High School, across Rio Grande)
We currently run adult classes weekdays at 6AM, 9AM, Noon, 4PM, 5PM, and6PM. There is also a 9am class on Saturdays. We offer a Weight Lifting class at Noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Our CrossFit Kids program (ages 5-12) meets Monday-Thursday at 4:00. The Pre-K class (ages 3-5) meets at 4:45pm Tuesday & Thursday. Our Pre-Teen class meets at 5pm Monday/Wednesday/Friday. Our Teen class meets at 6pm Monday-Thursday. Finally, Teen weight lifting meets Tuesday & Thursday at 5pm. Please note: During Summer break, the Kids class moves to 10am and the Pre-K class to 10:45am
We offer unlimited monthly classes for a flat fee. You may come to any class at any time with any one of our excellent trainers. Adults must complete a course of 4 introductory sessions before joining a class. Payment is on a monthly basis with no contract required.
For more information contact one of our trainers.