Is CrossFit for me?

The Sport of Fitness has arrived. Fitness that retrains your body and renews your mind. This is about altering your definition of exercise. CrossFit Happy Valley wants you to become part of our thriving community, where people are passionate about fitness. Where anyone, from world-class athletes to stay-at-home moms, can see drastic improvements and measurable results through hard work. This is a place where everyone you see, talk to, and sweat with becomes part of your fitness lifestyle. Let us welcome you to the CrossFit Happy Valley community.

CrossFit is a program designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. It is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains:
  • Endurance - The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen (cardiovascular & respiratory endurance).
  • Stamina - The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy (capacity to maintain repetitive muscular movements).
  • Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
  • Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
  • Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
  • Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
  • Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a single distinct movement.
  • Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
  • Balance - The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
  • Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity

What is Fitness?
To understand our approach to fitness training, it’s critical to understand first our definition of fitness. It is our contention that fitness can be described in four pieces.

The first component of fitness involves 10 elements of performance. A fit individual, we believe, should be competent in all 10 areas. In other words, if an athlete has tremendous cardiovascular capacity but very limited strength and power, he or she may excel in a single sport like cycling, but could not be considered fit.

Developed Through Training
• Endurance
• Stamina
• Strength
• Flexibility

Developed Through Training & Practice
• Power
• Speed

Developed Through Practice
• Coordination
• Agility
• Balance
• Accuracy
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