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CrossFit Summerside COVID-19

March 15 – 2020

As we unite together as an Island fitness community, we find strength in knowing the difficult decisions we’ve had to make are the right ones.

With great sadness we have unanimously agreed that for us to properly support the decisions of our government, and follow the recommendations of our health care professionals, it is imperative that we close our doors effective Monday March 16 for a 2 week period. As we have seen with this pandemic, it is ever changing. We will monitor the situation closely and update with any changes moving forward.

During this shutdown we will be posting daily at home wods, doing some interactive workout live streams and other activities to keep our community active and motivated!

Thank you for your understanding and support.

ANYONE CAN DO CROSSFIT. HERE’S WHY.

“I need to get in shape before I try CrossFit.”

“I’ve never worked out before and CrossFit looks too intense.”

“CrossFit is too hard.”

These are three objections that CrossFit coaches hear all the time when speaking with regular folks who are interested in CrossFit but have some misconceptions about how the program works. Below is why CrossFit is for anyone and everyone, even people who haven’t exercised a day in their lives.

The most important piece for new folks is the phrase “functional movement,” which basically means a movement or exercise that has a real life function. Examples are picking something off the ground (an object or even your own body), moving quickly (running), squatting, or jumping onto or even over something. In real world situations, those movements could translate to picking up a heavy box, running to catch an airplane, or lifting and squatting your kid on your shoulders. I argue that 100% of all humans need to be able to do those things, and should be able to do it at a reasonably athletic level. You don’t have to be super fast or insanely strong, but you shouldn’t be immobile and decrepit either.

The beauty of CrossFit is that you can start with those very basic movements and progress upwards in complexity and load as your fitness increases. Thus, if you can only squat your body weight for starters, in a week you might be squatting a barbell, and in a year you could be front squatting 185 lbs.

The misconception is that if you join a CrossFit gym, you’ll immediately start doing highly complex movements and heavy loads. This is not true. The reality is that CrossFit Summerside offers all members an introduction to CrossFit program. Once someone graduates from Intro program, he or she starts regular workouts at a scaled level and works upwards from there.

Scaling is an important concept to understand because it allows a new member at any fitness level to participate in any workout. Here’s an example: Billy walks into his first class and the workout of the day is Fran, which is prescribed as 95 lbs thrusters and “chin-over-bar” pull-ups. He learned the basic thruster and pull-up movements in Foundations, and also learned several modified movements that are easier than the standard movement. So, since Billy is new, he does thrusters at 45 lbs (just the bar) and jumping pull-ups instead. He completes the WOD safely and still gets in a great workout. In 3 months, after Billy gets stronger and fitter, he tries Fran at the Rx standard and completes it!

The bottom line is CrossFit is a fitness program that starts with the very basics and scales up in intensity, complexity, and load as your fitness level increases. Because it focuses on functional movements it’s relevant to everyday life, and therefore applicable to everyone. The most important qualities are that you have a desire to be functionally fit, enjoy working hard, and not be afraid to get started!

2020 Kick Start

CrossFit Summerside and Kim MacDougall a Holistic Nutritionist have teamed up to offer a program that will truly make a difference.

Hitting the gym AND understanding your nutrition is a recipe for success.

For $320, we are offering a program that includes both Kim’s fall into body confidence program, CrossFit Fundamentals, and one month unlimited CrossFit. The program runs until the end of February and will definitely get you started into 2020 with a solid plan for success.

Fall Into Body Confidence: Starts Sunday, January 6th and runs for 8 weeks. The program’s focus is on eating whole foods without the stress of weighing and measuring your food. It includes weekly recipe ideas, as well as nutrition advice and guidance to help you reach your goals. There is progress tracking, weekly check-in’s and access to the private Facebook group to help you stay accountable.

CrossFit fundamentals: Starts Monday January 6th, and includes nine (9) one hour sessions. Class size is limited to 8 people. We will teach participants the basic elements required for CrossFit.

These 9 X 60 minute sessions will cover the fundamental movements of CrossFit. You’ll learn proper technique on the foundational movements that build the base for our workouts. Athletes will learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own individual skill level.

Each class will start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout during each class. Fundamentals classes start once a month, and run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The sessions are structured to allow you to get in the groove of the regular classes as soon as possible.

Athlete safety is our top priority. In order to ensure high levels of efficacy in your workout, we require all of our prospective members complete the fundamental program. The fundamentals program is designed to give the member an overview of CrossFit terminology, foundational movements, and to complete several CrossFit workouts. Upon completion of the Fundamentals’ session, you will be able to join regularly scheduled classes.

Also Included in the package is an unlimited membership to CFSS for the month of February.

Looking to kick start 2019?

CrossFit Summerside and Kim MacDougall a Holistic Nutritionist have teamed up to offer a program that will truly make a difference.

Hitting the gym AND understanding your nutrition is a recipe for success.

For $299, we are offering a program that includes both Kim’s fall into body confidence program, CrossFit Fundamentals, and one month unlimited CrossFit. The program runs until the end of February and will definitely get you started into 2019 with a solid plan for success.

Fall Into Body Confidence: Starts Sunday, January 6th and runs for 8 weeks. The program’s focus is on eating whole foods without the stress of weighing and measuring your food. It includes weekly recipe ideas, as well as nutrition advice and guidance to help you reach your goals. There is progress tracking, weekly check-in’s and access to the private Facebook group to help you stay accountable.

CrossFit fundamentals: Starts Monday January 7th, and includes nine (9) one hour sessions. Class size is limited to 12 people. We will teach participants the basic elements required for CrossFit.

These 9 X 60 minute sessions will cover the fundamental movements of CrossFit. You’ll learn proper technique on the foundational movements that build the base for our workouts. Athletes will learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own individual skill level.

Each class will start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout during each class. Fundamentals classes start once a month, and run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The sessions are structured to allow you to get in the groove of the regular classes as soon as possible.

Athlete safety is our top priority. In order to ensure high levels of efficacy in your workout, we require all of our prospective members complete the fundamental program. The fundamentals program is designed to give the member an overview of CrossFit terminology, foundational movements, and to complete several CrossFit workouts. Upon completion of the Fundamentals’ session, you will be able to join regularly scheduled classes.

Also Included in the package is an unlimited membership to CFSS for the month of February.

 

Island Throwdown 6.0!

The Island Throwdown will be taking place Saturday November 17th at CUP.  Check out the heat schedule to make sure you don’t miss any of the action!

 

Throwdown 2018 Heat List

 

September Fundamentals

Thinking about giving CrossFit a try?

How do you join CrossFit? Easy as 1,2,3

1 – Give it a try, we are offering a FREE Trial Sept 5th 8PM
2 – Sign Up for fundamentals online
3 – Change your life.

What is Fundamentals?

Fundamentals is a month long program that consists of nine 60 minute sessions that will cover the fundamental movements of CrossFit.

You’ll learn proper technique on the foundational movements that build the base for our workouts. Also students will learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own individual skill level, and then start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout at the end of each class. The sessions are structured to allow you to get in the groove of the regular classes as soon as possible.

Athlete safety is our top priority. In order to ensure high levels of efficacy in your workout, we require all of our prospective members complete the fundamental program. The fundamentals program is designed to give the member an overview of CrossFit terminology, foundational movements, and to try some Crossfit workouts. Upon completion of the Fundamentals’ session, you will be able to join regularly scheduled classes.

Island Throwdown 5!

Spectators:

The Island Throwdown 5.0 is happening this Saturday November 18th at Credit Union Place in Summerside!  Come on out and watch all the action!  First heat starts at 8am and goes until 4pm. Admission is free for all!

Competitors:

Please be sure to be there in plenty of time to register and warm up before the first heats start.  We will be doing a WOD briefing at 7:30am that all athletes must be present for.  Reminder that WOD 1 will be taking place in a hockey arena so it will not be super warm.  Great for working out but if you plan to be watching all the heats you should bring a sweater.  If you plan on making the finals make sure you bring a skipping rope just in case!

Check out the heat list to see when you are competing.  Throwdown 2017 Heat List

Free Trial Week – January 2017

Ready to try a fitness program that really works? CrossFit is for you.

We are offering a free week of CrossFit to anyone who wants to give it a try. Monday – Thursday evening from 8PM – 9PM. Free – no strings attached.

You can come to one, two, three or all four classes. Each class will be a unique taste of what CrossFit is all about – and it’s all FREE.

If you would like to try CrossFit after the free week, we will be starting our fundamentals program Saturday January 7th @ 11AM.

This fundamentals course includes (10) sessions, class size is limited to 8 people and will teach students the elements required for Crossfit.

These 10 X 60 minute sessions will cover the fundamental movements of CrossFit. You’ll learn proper technique on the foundational movements that build the base for our workouts. Also students will learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own individual skill level, and then start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout at the end of each class. Fundamentals classes start once a month, and run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The sessions are structured to allow you to get in the groove of the regular classes as soon as possible.

Athlete safety is our top priority. In order to ensure high levels of efficacy in your workout, we require all of our prospective members complete the fundamental program. The fundamentals program is designed to give the member an overview of CrossFit terminology, foundational movements, and to try some Crossfit workouts. Upon completion of the Fundamentals’ session, you will be able to join regularly scheduled classes.

January Fundamentals will be Monday & Wednesday at 8PM and Saturday at 11AM.

November Fundamentals

Our November Fundamentals course starts Wednesday, November 2nd and the first class is FREE – Drop by and give it a try. If you like it – stick around for the month and get ready to make a real change to your fitness.

Our fundamentals course includes twelve (12) sessions and class size is limited to 12 people. We will teach participants the basic elements required for Crossfit.

These 12 X 60 minute sessions will cover the fundamental movements of CrossFit. You’ll learn proper technique on the foundational movements that build the base for our workouts. Athletes will learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own individual skill level.

Each class will start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout during each class. Fundamentals classes start once a month, and run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The sessions are structured to allow you to get in the groove of the regular classes as soon as possible.

Athlete safety is our top priority. In order to ensure high levels of efficacy in your workout, we require all of our prospective members complete the fundamental program. The fundamentals program is designed to give the member an overview of CrossFit terminology, foundational movements, and to complete several Crossfit workouts. Upon completion of the Fundamentals’ session, you will be able to comfortably join regularly scheduled classes

Mommy and Me CrossFit – Coming November 2016

We will soon be offering CrossFit classes for expecting mothers and new moms with toddlers to preschoolers. Moms are the lifeblood of every family and they deserve to have the ability to take time out of their busy days to nurture themselves and feel good about themselves by working out with other Moms who know the challenges that they face every day. Join other moms as you learn and grow together, while your children are safe.

There is no prior CrossFit experience required, and workouts will be tailored to suit your specific needs. These workouts will often be a little quieter than a typical CrossFit WOD.

Each class will be an hour long, including a warm up, mobility, workout and cool down time. Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30pm and coached by fellow Mom and our own CrossFit coach, Lacey.

 

Pricing Information is available on the pricing and classes page.