FIT, as the leader in fitness in Burlington, has chosen CrossFit as our primary strength and conditioning program for the active adult population. We go by the name Hyper CrossFit as an official CrossFit affiliate of CrossFit, Inc. We purposely chose the CrossFit methodology for the said population because first, our staff, specially our founder, love doing it. Secondly, being owned and operated by a Physical Therapy practice, the use of functional movements in a work out is a no-brainer.
Add the elements of variation and intensity and you get a work out that translates to real world activities (picking things from the ground, pushing, pulling etc.) and be ready for the unknown. In fact, CrossFit was originally created for tactical operators like police, military, fire fighters and the like by the same principle when it’s founder, Greg Glassman, a local gym coach, with a background in gymnastics, was asked by the Santa Cruz Police Department in CA to train their police officers, he began creating programs combining gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, running, cycling etc. The idea is not to specialize, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in all the 10 domains of fitness. They are endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. This is achieved by attending hybrid classes of coaching and group work outs called WODs (Workout of the Day). Now, CrossFit has developed into a full time competitive sports that holds it’s own annual games every summer.