This is now my second pregnancy to workout at BRFC and there's no place I'd rather be! EVERY movement is demonstrated for EVERY workout, and there's always a modification when needed. Where else do you get that? And the Coaches? BEST THERE IS!!! I wouldn't trust my pregnancy fitness with any other gym. Thanks for everything!
I have stuck with the programming you did for me and you were right, my numbers have increased significantly. My upper body seems to get stronger and stronger. I have PR'd many times this week with Push Press (120 lbs), push jerk (170, but I know I can do more), and OHS with 155 lbs (I tried 165 and did not squat low enough but I'm sure I can get it). I am also able to do kipping pull ups, now I need to string them together. The most I can do is about 10 in a row. I have worked on my snatch, but I feel like I need to get the technique down and I have been watching videos online to get the proper form. I am forever grateful for all you and the other coaches at broad ripple have done for me. I cannot wait to see what else I can do and to see all my numbers increase. Thank you so much! I did not think I could be so strong. Once again, thank you so much and I cannot wait to see what's next!
I needed a more challenging fitness routine & CFBR fit the bill. The workouts vary each day & the coaches are excellent! They've helped me increase my mobility, strength, & endurance. If you're looking for a gym to improve your physical, as well as your mental...give CFBR a try, you won't be disappointed.
Joining CFBR is by far the best fitness decision I've ever made in my life. The coaches are top-notch and focus on technique more than anything. Did I mention that I don't have to worry about programming my own workouts anymore?
I joined CFBR this June and I couldn't be happier with it! The coaches at CFBR have been fantastic, and the intro course really helped ease me into both the Crossfit workouts and the community there. I went from feeling intimidated by the unfamiliarty of working out with barbells to looking forward to getting to go there. The community is great! I have received so much encouragement from other crossfitters, whether they give me tips on my lifting or encourage me to keep on going when I think I can't. I've gained strength, endurance and energy. I'm really happy I made the choice to join there! . .
You can tell that CFBR actually cares about everyone's success. This is the best choice I've made for my fitness goals. I appreciate the constructive feedback I get from the coaches at CFBR during class. As someone new to crossfit, I was very concerned about not being successful. I very quickly discovered that not only do the coaches encourage you, but so do other members. Any question I've ever asked via email has been answered super quickly. They are committed to making sure members are happy and well informed. There's also events like Barbells for Boobs or the upcoming Halloween activities that allow members to become even more of a community. Thanks so much, CFBR!!!
Have you heard of neuroplasticity? At this point everyone understands the need for exercise, the health benefits associated, and the risks of our sedentary lives. Most people miss the most important piece of exercise that makes he difference between good exercise and breaking a sweat. Learn how to do something that challenges you. Doing something only marginally challenging yields little result for the time invested. Kinda like showing up for work but not getting paid. Learning something now or working on a skill that requires times and practice to master is the only way to train your brain and your muscles. Learning a new skill, movement, anything that challenges balance, coordination, timing, rhythm helps keep your brain strong, agile, and allows you to learn other things more quickly too! Your brain is an incredible computer capable of adapting and rewiring itself for improved function from new demands. Challenge yourself with Turkish Getups, weightlifting, gymnastics skills, agility work, and interval training. Keep your mind sharp and your body strong! The harder the challenge, the greater the rewards. Our next Best Beginner Program starts February 6th. Or try BRX for a fantastic High Intensity Interval Training class. Spots are limited! Contact us to set up a No Sweat Consultation!
Yes and no. As a black belt, multi sport athlete, National weightlifting coach, and Crossfit coach for nearly a decade I think I can be considered an expert in exercise and human movement. My answer to this is yes Crossfit is for beginners. There's a catch though. We'll get to the in a second. Crossfit is a group implemented program. Whether you typically enjoy working out alone or in a group the effectiveness of expert coach lead group exercise can't be argued. Study after study shows group exercise keeps people energized during their training which leads to better effort put into the workout and inevitably better results. It's hard to not give your best when you're working with older, younger, newer, more experienced people from you. You are part of the team and everyone wants the team to succeed, together. Crossfit is all about measurable fitness, not competition. The difference between science and screwing around is in writing it down. The difference between progress and spinning your wheels is in how measurable your exercise goals are. We exercise to improve our health and fitness, not to compete against anyone except the person you were yesterday. You exercise to be more fit than before, performance exercise does exactly that. A great exercise program includes the right movement selection and a purposeful approach. In Crossfit we train movements and we program for variety of stimuli while keeping the big picture in mind. The goal is to strengthen movements through full range of motion, improving stability and capacity to do anything with our improved fitness. Variety allows us to learn new things which is important for neural plasticity and the ability to adapt to new situations. When we continue to learn new things we become good students and are able to find enjoyment in the process of continual challenge and growth. There is a catch. Not everyone is ready for functional training, not because of the intensity but because of lack of mobility and strength imbalance in proximal joints. The fundamental aspects of all movement are range of motion and stability, regardless of what type of exercise you enjoy these are non-negotiable aspects of your exercise routine. Assessing your current capacity is an important step. We need to test posture, and range of motion/control around proximal joints to figure out what we need to address and if there are any serious issues that need extra attention. A good beginner's program will help address the common problems and set you up for success in the long run. Learning new movements takes consistent and frequent practice, at least 3x/week. Building a solid foundation should be the goal, setting up good habits with nutrition, mobility, practice, and accountability are important components of a good program. A good beginners program should be long enough to make noticeable changes in mobility and improve both strength and cardiovascular capacity. Functional group exercise is fun, highly effective, and suited for everyone who wants to improve their fitness. Crossfit is for beginners, all you need is a good beginners program to get you started at the right pace focusing on the right pieces to set you up for long term success.
Join us on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 for our 2nd Broad Ripple Barbell Lift Off Meet! This is a USAW Sanctioned meet. This is great for beginners and those qualifying for National Meets! You must be a current USAW member to compete. There are no refunds for this event. Barbell Lift Off Registration