Why choose Battle CrossFit over a traditional globo gym, or a different CrossFit affiliate?
The following features are what set us apart from any other fitness facility, both CrossFit affiliates and otherwise.
- FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM
- COACH FOR LIFE
- CROSSFIT GROUP CLASS
- SPECIALITY PROGRAMS
- COMMUNITY EVENTS
We are not a group exercise class or a boot camp facility. Prior to graduating to group classes, you will complete five to fifteen one-on-one personal training sessions that will properly prepare you for the demands of group classes.
Learning movements that are required for improved fitness – movements like squats, snatches and pull-ups – takes time, as does improving your mobility, your endurance, your speed and your power.
We used to throw people into group classes right away, but we found this to be a recipe for failure. Students weren’t prepared; they didn’t move well; they didn’t understand their capabilities; they over-trained; they got injured. Or, they were simply too intimidated to even show up to a class.
Improving your fitness is a slow process. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when they show up at our doors. Some students struggle with mobility, others with stability, yet others come to us two months after having knee surgery and need to be tended with care. And on the other end of the spectrum, some athletes arrive at our door well conditioned with an extensive athletic background.
The point is we all have different needs when we start a new strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t make sense to throw you right into classes before you have properly learned the movements. So at our school, by the time you graduate to classes, you’ll have a good understanding of 30-40 movements, and you will know exactly how to scale each movement if you’re not yet able to master everything.
This also means that by the time you get to classes you will feel confident and comfortable showing up to hit the workout with the group.
Don’t worry – we won’t abandon you after you graduate from personal training. Even once you’ve graduated to group classes, you will stay in contact with your coach.
Your coach will develop a gameplan with you before you enter Regular Classes, and you will continue to meet with your coach in a one-on-one environment as frequently as you’d like to ensure that you’re meeting your goals and improving in your fitness.
Having a coach for life helps you stay on track with your training and your goals.
Often what happens is once students enter group classes, they discover new weaknesses, and so refresher sessions with your coach help you tackle new challenges.
Also, once you have been in classes for a while, you may want to do some more specialty work, such as begin a strength program. Your coach will put together strength or skill-based additional programs for you once you get to that point.
We have found that students that forge good relationships with their coaches, both at the gym and socially, are more likely to stick on the path to improved fitness, and ultimately the path to a healthier, happier life.
At Battle CrossFit, we routinely benchmark your fitness through a huge range of gymnastics, weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning workouts. We routinely revisit these workouts throughout the year.
Benchmarks are a way to measure your progress so we know when you’re ready for group classes. And once you’re in group classes, benchmarks continue to allow us to assess your development.
On your end, understanding the benchmarks will help you see exactly what we’re looking for, and exactly what level you need to be at before you’re safe to enter group classes.
Consequently, our benchmarks also help group classes run smoothly because we know that everyone in attendance is at an appropriate fitness level.
Our online app – WODIFY – is the on-line system that we use to monitor your progress in the gym. It allows for both you and your coach to monitor your progress from the day you show up at our doors for personal training until the day you decide you don’t want to be fit anymore (hopefully this never happens).
We have learned that people who keep track of their progress are more likely to stay motivated to be fit.
From keeping track of benchmarks, to keeping track of your attendance, WODIFY allows you to stay connected with not only your progress, but also your coach and the greater community, ultimately helping you stay on track with your training.
We offer classes Monday through Friday in the morning and evenings. We’re also open on Saturdays, too. Our trainers are generally available at any time during the day too – so we can flex to your schedule!
We know you have a busy and hectic schedule, and we attempt to offer classes at times that fit your schedule. But more than this, we have a large coaching staff, and our coaches work a manageable 5 to 10 hours a week, so they have plenty of energy to give to each student and each class.
We don’t just offer personal training and group classes. We offer both seasonal and ongoing specialty programs for athletes who are looking to work on their weaknesses, or for athletes who just want to mix it up a bit.
For our members, these occasional offerings help them to improve in their preferred areas, such as Weightlifting, advanced Gymnastics, or endurance work.
Our specialty programs help students tackle their weaknesses, and they simply provide more options for experienced students who want to try something new.
There are many elements that go into making a world-class facility. From the training components like having enough space and equipment to practical components like free parking and showers, our facility has all the necessary components to help you get fit and stay fit for life.
Imagine having to fork out an extra six dollars every time you park your car for a workout. Or having to park a kilometer away from the facility. This is the case for many downtown locations.
Inconveniences like parking are enough to deter you from going to the gym at all. Things like having plenty of natural light and big bay doors might seem like small peanuts, but when they’re taken away, people notice.
In short, everything runs more smoothly when things are convenient.
We have been around for 7 years – we have learned through trial and error what people need and want from their training facility.
The strength in our gym lies in our community. From BBQs, to Paint Parties, to Halloween parties, our students are more than just fitness junkies. They will become your closest friends.
Fitness is something that should make your life better; it’s not something we think should dominate your life. We believe it’s important to be well-rounded people who know how to let loose, have a drink and socialize with friends.
And, we have learned that students who are engaged in the community are more likely to want to show up to the gym to workout – because they show up not just to workout, but also to enjoy themselves socially.