Most personal trainers rely on their clients to not think. They are happy when their clients leave the gym and have no idea what they did. They also count on their clients not quite achieving their goals. It’s called job security. If your client never achieves his/her goal, and never really knows what to do in or out of the gym for a workout, he/she will always need you!
At CrossFit SSF, when you hire us, you are hiring a coach. Our job is to help facilitate your listening, thinking, learning, being aware and being responsible.Think about our coaches as a workplace that matches your 401k benefits. They match what ever you put in each month dollar for dollar. The same applies to our coaches, the more you put into the training, the more they put into the training. The less you put into your training…you get it. They match whatever your put into each session day in and day out. Do not get me wrong, you will be pushed!
In real life, your body rarely uses one muscle at a time independently of all others. We choose exercises that make large demands on your nervous and muscular systems and require many muscle groups to work together synergistically. Body weight exercises challenge you to be strong and agile enough to be in control of your body (pull ups, dips, handstand push ups, push ups, etc). Weightlifting exercises require technique and skill, and call upon a large number of muscles in your body to work together at the same time (squat, deadlift, clean, jerk, snatch, kettle bell, etc).
At CrossFit SSF, most of what you will see when you come to the gym is open space. Our “machines” are free weights – to simply use them pick them up requires skill, balance, stabilization, proprioception, and accuracy. The skills and movements we teach are all functional and multi-joint (require movement across 2 or more joints in your body). These neuromuscular activities are commonplace in both life and in sport, and since our objective in training is to mimic both, we find that free weights, with proper instruction and coaching, do this best.
You will never see our members doing “cardio” while sitting on a bike, reading a magazine. Nor will you see them “exercising” using a weight machine. Our workouts are intense – challenging you and your body to do things you never dreamt possible. They require you to be mentally alert, present and focused and will call upon your coordination, agility, strength, speed, endurance, stamina and flexibility. This is what we call “training” – and its purpose is to make improvements regularly in all areas of fitness