In addition to small group CrossFit classes, CrossFit City Limits offers a variety of training sessions to fit your individual needs: CrossFit, Beginner CrossFit, Open Gym, Personal Programming, Movement Screen and Pre-hab Sessions, Personal Training Packages, Specialty Personal Training, Corporate Private Classes, Nutrition, and Meal Plans.
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CrossFit Classes and Open Gym
Our regular CrossFit classes last around an hour and start with a dynamic warm-up, then skill and/or strength work, followed by a conditioning work-out, and ending with a cool down which typically includes mobility and stability work to improve your muscle and joint function. Classes are in small groups allowing for the personal attention you desire while also adding the additional motivation of training partners.
All CrossFit workouts can be scaled and modified to each individuals' fitness level, whether that be modifying the movement itself, using lighter weight, performing less reps, working for a shorter duration, performing a progression of a movement, etc. What this means is although everyone may be doing a slightly different version of the WOD, each individual's workout will still elicit the same metabolic response and reap the same benefits. As you continue to make gains in strength and your overall aerobic capacity improves, the movements will become easier and less scaling becomes necessary.
Within each class, participants have two separate work-out options:
1) Competitor - This track is geared towards members interested in mastering the more complex and advanced movements utilized in CrossFit or with the goal of improving one’s scores on the competitive stage, training with specific movements and weights that are seen in competition.
2) Fitness - This work-out option is for those looking to look better naked, lose body fat, maintain lean muscle-mass, and improve quality of life. Eager to learn and take on new and challenging movements and workouts, but is not looking to compete in local or online CrossFit competitions.
If you are looking for a more in depth description of our programming, please contact us.
“The needs of Olympic athletes and grandparents differ by degree not kind.” -Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder
Beginner CrossFit is designed is for the athlete who is just starting out with CrossFit and weightlifting. We put a heavy emphasis on building your foundation of quality movement instead of just throwing as many new movements at you as possible. The beginner classes are typically smaller and structured in a way to introduce you to the concepts and movements necessary to succeed in any training program while give your ample time to improve and practice as we build your fitness capacity. You will make dramatic gains in the beginner classes and set yourself up with a solid foundation on which to build.
We have a ton of space, so are able to offer a variety of open gym times. Members follow their own personal program, make-up missed classes, or add in supplementary accessory and skill work to the regular classes. Members can work with CrossFit City Limits coaches to create their own personalized program or supplementary work to be performed during open gym hours. These programs can supplement what is done in regular classes or can be a completely separate work-out program depending on the client's goals and motivations.
To view the open gym schedule, go to the Open Gym tab in our registration software through the Register Tab on the main menu.
Most of our members’ personal goals are general in fitness and health with makes our broad and general program in classes a perfect fit. However, some have interest in a much more specific aspect of what we do, competing in the sport of CrossFit. To reach the level of CrossFit competition you desire, a strategic approach must be taken. This approach must take into account your uniqueness as an athlete and your personal strengths and weaknesses. Generic programs like our regular classes, Comp Train, Outlaw, CrossFit Weightlifting, etc., can get you most of the way to your goals. But, to maximize your efforts, you need a personal, dedicated coach to ensure you are doing everything you can to succeed. As that coach, we will work with you on:
Goals Setting and Planning
We need to know where you want to go. The good news is that in the sport of CrossFit, we know what is required from athletes at certain levels. If you’d like to compete at the fittest games or at regionals, we know the minimum strength, skill, and fitness requirements to compete. I will help you identify your competitive goals, so we can then make sub-goals on which to focus our training.
Weakness Identification and Planning
In simply following someone’s generic program, there is no individuality for you to take the necessary steps to identify and fix your weaknesses. You may have muscle imbalances, movement imbalances, programming biases you may not know about, mobility/stability issues each of which could have a dramatic impact on what your work-outs should look like. I will work with you to track your benchmarks, improve your technique and identify areas that will have the biggest bang for your buck.
Using a broader program as our outline (Hooligan, Comp Train, etc.), we can tailor the program to fit your exact needs. I have experience with all of these programs and have a deep understanding of why and how these are put together. With this knowledge, I can make tweaks to the program to fit your exact needs to make the program line-up with your competition and vacation calendar, your strengths and weaknesses, and ensure we are headed towards your goals.
Peaking for Competitions
You need to be at your best come competition time. I can help tweak your program to be sure we take advantage of the different phases required to peak for competition.
Skills and Technique
Competing in CrossFit requires a lot of skills and techniques. There are a ton of little subtleties to each movement that can make or break a work-out. Shaving off 10 seconds may not matter in regular classes (especially when you are already beating everyone by 3 minutes, but it could be the difference of qualifying or not. Your movement must be crisp and take advantage of everything possible and I can help you identify and work on these subtle aspects of CrossFit movements.
Competition Prep and Strategy
Every competition has its own personality. You will know your exact work-outs for some and, at the very least, we will know what CrossFit competitions require. Leading up to a competition and on competition day, work-out strategies plays a major role in scoring well in events. I am obsessed with strategy and can help you come up with a plan to get the best score on each event.
Depending on your goals, nutrition can be the reason you succeed or not. Metabolic conditioning is how your body converts food into energy. You are competing in the sport of turning food into energy. If your goals require it, we will work on setting you up for success.
Mobility, Stability, and Recovery
If there is an issue, you cannot perform at your best. I will help you resolve issues and stay as far ahead of future issues, to maximize our potential. Leverage is everything and if we are limited, we are wasting energy.
Additional Open Gym Times only Accessible by Competitor Members
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It's time to put worrying about your diet behind you and move on with your life. Nutrition is a key for living a healthy and fit lifestyle and can be an enormous boost to your athletic performance. You don't need to starve yourself, do a "cleanse", or only eat meat. We do not give the typical cut calories, low-fat, no eating after 9pm, diet advise and we do not try and sell you supplements or protein bars. We make understanding nutrition and what you need to do as simple as possible and will coach you through taking small steps to make the lifestyle changes needed with your diet to reach your goals. We will talk to you about the dangers of juice cleanses and fad diets and general misconceptions about nutrition adopted by most Americans. Our take on nutrition is what makes us stand out from the others and why so many people succeed long-term with their nutrition with us. Our primary goal is to teach you how to make good decisions with what you eat without having to eating broccoli and chicken for every meal.
Movement Screen and Pre-hab Session
As adults, we lose the ability to perform certain movement patterns because we have habitual and favored movements, and neglected or avoided movements. We have unresolved injuries and chronic problems that cause us to move in a compensated way. When the average adult exercises with one or more limited fundamental patterns, the increased activity actually causes the compensation behavior to get worse. With the movement screen and pre-hab session, we are able to identify these issues and get you back on the correct path.
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Personal Training Packages
Some people simply benefit more in a one-on-one atmosphere than they do in small group classes. One-on-one Personal Training sessions are the most effective and efficient way to achieve your personal fitness goals. One of the CrossFit City Limits coaches will work with you to help define your goals, conduct a comprehensive assessment of your fitness level, and train you through a program designed specifically for your needs.
Individual personal training sessions or smaller group classes are available upon request. These types of sessions can be tailored to fit your specific needs and goals, including personal strength programming, sport specific training, nutritional education, movement and mobility sessions, skill work, and endurance training.
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Specialty Personal Training Sessions
Need some one-on-one time to work on something specific: Nutrition, Recovery, Olympic Weightlifting, Kipping, Muslce-ups, etc.? CrossFit City Limits offers 30 minute and 1-hour specialty personal training sessions. We can get you over that hump and help develop the skills and information you need to succeed.
This class is designed for any individual looking to achieve a higher level of endurance by incorporating interval running, rowing, biking, and high intense, mainly bodyweight workouts. The CrossFit Endurance program allows for you to reduce the volume of your endurance training in terms of distance and time, while simultaneously increasing your endurance abilities through the use of shorter, more intense training sessions. This program works best when complimented by our regular CrossFit classes, as this allows you to maximize your strength gains, maintain and improve flexibility and drastically improve one’s overall metabolic conditioning.
Student Summer Program
Realizing the limited resources available to high school and college students in regards to proper training and coaching, CrossFit City Limits' summer package provides high school and college athletes/students the opportunity to train in a small group personal training atmosphere at CrossFit City Limits in order to achieve drastic gains before the start of the next school year. We have created two unique punch cards that begin May 15 and expire August 31, spanning the course of the summer. The 32 class punch card averages out to approximately 3 sessions per week, while the 48 class punch card averages out to 4 sessions per week.
Athletes can sign up for any of our currently available class times which will allow for students to reap the full benefit of our flexible scheduling policy, workout with experienced CrossFitters, and allow for more exposure to all members of our coaching staff. Our focus is utilizing a combination of high intensity workouts, which incorporate power lifting, Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics to improve strength, stamina, coordination, flexibility, agility, power, accuracy, speed, balance, and cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. CrossFit City Limits utilizes the CrossFit methodology, which can be defined as constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity to improve general physical preparedness and create a more well rounded athlete.
A – Onsite Bootcamp Classes
Onsite boot-camp classes are staffed with one of the most experienced coaches in Austin. Going well beyond your typical boot-camp instructor, the Coaches at CrossFit City Limits are movement specialists as opposed to work-out cheerleaders. We provide world class movement instruction mixed with a positive atmosphere to promote team building, fitness, flexibility, and performance.
B – Private Group Training Once a Week at CrossFit City Limits
Without the equipment limitations of onsite boot-camp classes, one of our experienced CrossFit coaches provide a basic CrossFit program that benefits any fitness level. Attendees will improve all aspects of their fitness, while learning proper movement patterns and mobility exercises to supplement the strains of sitting behind a desk. Attendees will become capable of participating in many local events like 5ks, mud races, etc.
C – Private Group Training Twice a Week at CrossFit City Limits
After many companies start with once a week training, employees start requesting a twice a week option. This provides all the benefits of one a week private training for your employees, but allows us the flexibility of a more complete strength and conditioning program.
We can tailor any program to your company’s needs, so please do not hesitate to ask. Contact Us for more information.