The CrossFit phenomenon in Port Coquitlam and around the world has been described as raw, efficient and effective. Developed by Greg Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, CrossFit consists of constantly varied functional movements, performed at relatively high intensity. Raw, simple, extremely effective and highly efficient — Just what people living in Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam need for increasing their fitness level and abilities.
CrossFit workouts at Sheepdog and other gyms are called WODs (Workout Of the Day) and are based on functional movements, that include aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and other strength, flexibility and cardio exercises. These types of movement are the foundation for everything we ask our bodies to do. Crossfit’s intense workouts are essential for your fitness results. Intensity is measured by the work you do divided by how long it takes — or the power required to do it. Sheepdog’s constantly changing WODs, challenge your body to adapt, improve and become more efficient — this is a standard for all CrossFit facilities around the world.
Unlike many other fitness programs that you may find in the Tri-City communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, CrossFit is extremely inclusive and fosters a sense of community.
Everyone at a CrossFit gym or ‘Box’, like Sheepdog’s works out together. This is a key component of why CrossFit is so empowering and effective, you are never alone.
Sheepdog CrossFit is one of more than 11, 000 CrossFit Boxes globally, regardless of where you might be, or when you may be there, a CrossFit workout will be waiting for you.
CrossFit workouts are well organized, utilize whiteboards, timers, and very specific standards of movement and performance so every workout and athlete is on top of their game. Sheepdog’s initial, introductory training courses ensure that all athletes are educated, empowered and understanding of the right way to lift at all times. This is for your safety, lifting efficiency and so that you understand what the exercises are helping you achieve.
All CrossFit WODs are designed for scalability, making your Sheepdog CrossFit workout very specific to your current ability and fitness level. Whether you’re just starting out, or if you happen to be an Olympic level athlete, the floor is always a level playing field for everyone and the last athlete to finish generally receives the biggest cheers and encouragement.