What is CrossFit?
CrossFit Schenectady is not a typical gym! If you’ve been going to a typical gym you’re in for a genuine treat. Say goodbye to the machines. Say goodbye to the monotonous routines. Each day at CrossFit Schenectady is a new adventure. A new challenge. A new chance to get to know your community, and to get to know yourself.
There are no machines, no repetitive routines from day to day, and no wasting time … only functional exercises that give the results you want. All our training is done in a class format led by certified instructors and driven by peers, providing a mixture of individual coaching and group motivation. We will personally work with you to reach beyond your fitness goals and known physical limits to lead a better and healthier lifestyle. We welcome beginners with no workout knowledge to experienced CrossFit, Weightlifting or Power lifting athletes.
How are we different?
All CrossFit gyms use functional movements (lifting, throwing and body weight exercises). Here at CrossFit Schenectady we also include Injury prevention, Mobility, Flexibility training in each class. CrossFit workouts put your body through a lot of stress in order to give you those results you’re looking for! We counter-balance all of that high intensity work with a lot of injury prevention techniques.
We use MobilityWOD, MovementFix and Yoga in our programming for mobility, flexibility and technique improvement. For shoulders we use the CrossOver Symmetry program as well as a regular program of rotator cuff strengthening exercises. For lower body injury prevention we focus heavily on single leg movements done slowly with proper hip/knee/ankle alignment. For core training we follow the work of Dr. Stuart McGill, a famous back and spine expert.
It is our philosophy at CrossFit Schenectady that you cannot put your body through high intensity workouts like CrossFit is famous for without doing some special work to help prevent injury. If you attend a CrossFit box that is always a full hour of heavy lifting and metcons without a lot of stretching, mobility or silly rubber band or dumbbell exercises then you are asking for an injury to occur.