What is CrossFit?
In a nutshell:
* The BEST strength and conditioning program available
* scalable to anyone’s fitness level, age and ability
* bodyweight exercises like squats, push-ups & pullups
* Running, rowing & jumping rope
* basic gymnastics like ring work and handstands
* weightlifting like front squat, deadlift, press & clean
* teaches Olympic weightlifting: clean & jerk, snatch
* kettlebells, dumbbells, barbells, tires, ropes, and more
* kipping, handstand walking, rope climbing & muscle-ups
For more detailed information on CrossFit click on our “What is CrossFit?” tab for CrossFit journal article.
Why should I choose CFPP for my training?
Well, for starters: Motivation, Enthusiasm, Safety, Experience, Attention, Goal Setting, Nutritional guidance and support, Fresh approach to fitness, innovative, functional, Measureable progress…..OR “RESULTS”.
There are many CrossFit gyms. Are you all the same?
A very good question. Not just NO, but HELL NO.
All CrossFit gyms are individually owned and operated. They are NOT a franchise. All CrossFit gyms “do their own thing”. Our affiliation to CrossFit is based on our passion for safe and effective programming and quality training for all of our clients, no matter what fitness level. We focus on the methodology of CrossFit which is functional movements executed at high intensity.
Some gyms omit Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics or other common modalities specific to CrossFit. Some programs are based on bodyweight only. The experience and skill level of CrossFit coaches also vary. We take the time to show you what to do with each exercise, how to safely and efficiently execute each exercise and why we do a specific exercise. We are Coaches who care and take pride in your steps forward to your fitness goals or elite athlete.
CrossFit gyms are all similar, but CFPP is uniquely different. Choose what fits you and achieving your goals best. I am glad you found CrossFit. Done correctly, it is the BEST strength and conditioning program around, AND it will get you to your best fitness level. CFPP = RESULTS……….FINALLY!
How long has CrossFit Power Performance been around?
CFPP has been in Loveland, Ohio since June 2008. It began as a bootcamp in backyards, local park facilities and high school tracks. In October 2009, we expanded to a 3500 sq ft facility where we are currently located at 112 N Second Street in the historic district of downtown Loveland, just off the beaten path.
The Owner and Coaches have had many years of experience in training diverse groups of people. All Coaches at CFPP are CrossFit Level 1 certified and many have additional certifications as well. You will be fit….in the fastest, safest way possible. Want more information on our Coaches? Check out our mini bios. Not a lot of info, but we believe “seeing is believing”. We would like for you to come in and meet us.
Why are the prices not listed?
We are NOT an open gym, so our prices will not be discounted. Besides, we do not compete on price. We compete ONLY on quality. The quality of elite sports and conditioning coaching. We are however, much more affordable since we teach groups. If you are not concerned about quality or results, then we are not the facility for you. When you contact us through the website, we will set up an appointment to review your previous or current fitness level and set an evaluation appointment. We will give you the On-Ramp group ($150.00) available dates or your “test – out” ($60) appointment. Once either is completed we will hand you a pricing option sheet. That’s it. We are not going to hold you in an office and badger you about our value and cost. You have to have the “CrossFit Experience”, meet our awesome, qualified coaches and clients. Come in and check out what we do. Our value is priceless.
Is CrossFit for everybody?
Everyone can do CrossFit, but not everybody WILL do it. Its hard work and many folks don’t have what it takes to succeed. Your fitness level is irrelevant.
It’s your WILLPOWER that matters. Do you want to change? Do you want to be your BEST? How bad do you want it?
“Only those that risk going to far can possibly find out how FAR one can go”.
Do I need to get in shape before starting CrossFit?
NO! You don’t need to do P90X, spin classes, more cardio, get stronger, lose weight or anything else. We help you safely, effectively and efficiently. The beauty of CrossFit is that it’s scalable to all levels and abilities. Why Wait?
Why put it off any longer? Get stronger……Get healthier….NOW. Life is short. Start living.
The workouts look really difficult. Can I do it?
Yes. All the workouts can be modified to fit your level of fitness.
Let’s take “Angie” for example:
There’s very few individuals who can do that workout on their very first day (or first few months).
So it can become:
50 Jumping pull-ups
Still too hard and you can’t jump because you have knee pain? Let’s scale it even more:
25 Ring Rows
25 Incline Push-ups
25 Squats (lim0ited range of motion)
The goal is to improve fitness and quality of life. Everyone gets a workout that fits their needs/abilities. Simple and Effective.
I am a martial artist (fighter, runner) in really good shape. What can CrossFit do for me?
If you are an Alpha type individual, an athlete with high aspirations, have slight OCD when it comes to your training and should have learned everything by yesterday – we can help you. A big part of our crew are highly competitive, performance oriented folks. Average numbers for guys in this group are: 400+ deadlift, 40 kipping or butterfly pull-ups, Handstand push-ups, Muscle-ups, sub-4 minute “Fran” time and sub-10 minute “Helen” time.
We also work out the kinks in your performance – usually its flexibility, mobility, coordination (gymnastics) and body composition/bodyfat has to be improved. CrossFit and the CFPP crew can make you better at WHATEVER your sport is.
I am overweight. Should I lose weight first?
Up to you. Why wait any longer? Just come in and talk to us to get started. Hear from us the correct way to drop weight and start exercising. It’s the perfect combo.
I am not competitive. Will I like this?
It depends on many factors. Not everyone at CFPP competes with others. Some are just trying to do their best and some are just trying to finish the workout.
You will always be challenged, but you will always have fun. You will never be bored, that’s for sure.
I am a senior, will this be too hard?
Congratulations for recognizing that you need to train no matter what your chronological age. Keeping your independence as you age should be your priority so that you can enjoy life on your own terms. Maybe getting your amount of medicines you take is your goal. There is no such thing as too young or too old.
Just be sure that the coaches are qualified and know what they are doing (we are qualified at CFPP) and that the programming is scaled to your needs. You will need to learn and practice all the foundation movements at your pace. You should progress forward like everyone else, maybe at a different rate, but still always forward. Not too easy, but not out of reach either.
Why do regular “Assessments?”
With CrossFit we measure everything in order to gauge how close we are to our goals. We measure: Strength, Speed, Time, Efficency, Weight Loss and Body Fat. It is all part of the program. We Assess to measure where you ARE and compare with where you are going. You set personal goals and we guide you to ACHIEVE them. Assessments also help us to monitor and break through plateaus. We track progress and expose any nutritional hurdles.