WHAT IS CROSSFIT
CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
ARMS Athlete of the Month
CrossFit Arms would like to congratulate Nicole Dvorak
for achieving Athlete of the Month!
1.What was your fitness routine prior to starting CrossFit?
Before starting at ARMS I was going to Gold’s Gym about 3-4 times a week doing yoga, spin classes, lifting my little 10lb weights and running on the treadmill… BORING!
2. How long have you been CrossFitting?
It will be a year come mid-November.
3. What drew you to CrossFit?
The thought of being challenged and the diversity of the workouts is what initially drew me to CrossFit.
4. What keeps you coming back?
After my very first class I knew I was addicted…
Everyone from the awesome coaches to the incredible athletes are sooooo motivating and are there to challenge, encourage, push you and support you. Even if/when you don’t necessarily believe in yourself, THEY DO and it is so inspirational to watch people push themselves further than they thought possible and reach their goals. It’s an unbelievable atmosphere to be in all around and only makes you want to better yourself and grow as an athlete. It is like I have a whole new family at ARMS.
5. What is your favorite CrossFit movement or workout?
Deadlifts and back squats are a couple of my favorite lifts but I also really enjoy the 21-15-9 WODs. It’s a mind f*ck… can I say that? It’s not too many reps but not too little either…
When you look at the 21-15-9 WOD, you think to yourself… psssh that’s easy; I got this, no problem! But if you are constantly pushing yourself to get better, stronger, faster… then it ALWAYS turns into all-around GREAT workout!! I am notoriously regretting my initial thought processes after completing these WODs.
6. What is your least favorite CrossFit movement or workout and why?
My least favorite CrossFit movement is without a doubt BURPEES! The sight of burpees in the WOD makes me cringe every…. single… time… Except for when we do them to Roxanne… then I LOVE doing them! Our relationship status is #complicated…
7. What are your goals in the next 3 months? 6 months? 1 year?
3 month goal = I’d like to lose at least 2% body fat and train hard enough to compete (without embarrassing myself) at Furious 7 on Nov. 8th (aka…. Lay off the nuts and sweets…)
6 months = Continue to get stronger and focus on becoming more consistent with my lifting techniques… and do a bar muscle up!
1 year goal = I want to be able to compete at a higher level in a major competition
8. What impact has CrossFit had on you and your family?
CrossFit has had a huge impact on me and my family. Not only does it challenge me to constantly better myself as an athlete but it has educated me on the simple things like what’s good fuel for the body and how it will directly affect my performance in and out of the box. Most Sunday’s I will go over to my parents’ house to have dinner with the entire family and I remember during the paleo challenge I explained to my parents that I wouldn’t be able to eat some of the same things that they would be eating, but that it was no big deal and I would eat what I could. My mom being the wonderful mother she is did a ton of research on paleo recipes and found a great meal to make for everyone to enjoy. It soon became a custom for us to find new exciting paleo recipes/meals to make for everyone each Sunday. Ever since then my entire family has started changing their eating and exercising habits and it makes me so proud to see their progress.