Welcome to CrossFit @ Sandbox!

Cross·Fit. /ˈkrôsˌfit/

noun: trademark

  1. a high-intensity fitness program incorporating elements from several sports and types of exercise.

    "I thought I was strong until I tried to do CrossFit"

 

HOW DO I START AT CROSSFIT SANDBOX?

We implement a well planned progression for you to learn about what we do, how you fit in, all while taking away the intimidating perception of CrossFit.

We start you with a complimentary introduction session.  In this session we go over the context of CrossFit, talk about why we do what we do, find out your "why", guide you through a workout, as well as answer any questions you may have.

After the intro class we take you through three (3) one-on-one sessions where you will learn barbell technique and the fundamental movements in CrossFit called our On Ramp program.

Once you have completed the On Ramp program, you are now ready to start taking class!  You may feel nervous and that is normal.  Just remember, we are there every step of your journey, guiding you through the workout like your intro class, making sure you are keeping that proper technique that you learned in On Ramp, and making sure you the intensity is relative to where you need to bei

 

"Ultimately, the best way to tell if CrossFit is for you is by trying it."

 

WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. ... The official definition of CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.

Constantly Varied - Programs are developed to keep you on your feet by utilizing all different areas of fitness like Gymnastics, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, etc.

Functional Movements - These are movements that prepare us for life outside of the gym.  Ever heard of someone telling you to "lift with your legs, not your back"?  That is a squat.  Ever reach down and pick up a suitcase?  That is a deadlift.  Ever climb a fence, wall, or ladder?  That involves a pull up.

High Intensity - This is where CrossFit gets its intimidation factor.  Most people walk into loud music, people yelling, and weights crashing and want to immediately turn around and leave.  What they see as they look closer is that the high intensity is relative to each athlete.  While one athlete may be using 200 pounds and the person right next to them is using 20. One athlete may be doing push ups on the floor while another is doing them off of a box.  No matter where you are in your fitness, the intensity is going to be based on where you need to start, not by anyone around you. 

Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results.