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What is CrossFit?

It can be difficult to put CrossFit into words as there is nothing to compare it to. The best way to try to understand it is to give it a try. For those who are reluctant to try here is a brief overview of its definition and the fitness program.

Definition:
Constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity.

Constantly Varied:
Every class you come to will be different. You will never experience the same session or workout. The purpose of this is to avoid the normal boring routine. The goal is to keep you on your toes and change up the workout so you experience every element of fitness. We alter the time, amount of repetitions, amount of weight, equipment, exercise modality, and so much more.

Functional Movements:
Functional meaning transferrable into everyday life. If an exercise has a purpose then it’s considered functional. Our purpose is to mimic movements that are required in the real world. For example, you sit down and stand up every day so naturally we squat often in CrossFit. We use basic gymnastic skills, weightlifting, powerlifting, and endurance exercises. In CrossFit you will use your whole body to its full capacity through different training modalities. This can be very difficult but will elicit maximal metabolic response producing maximal results. In other words the work is hard and it will pay off.

Workout of the Day:
The workout out of the day is constantly varied functional movements or the program. The program is something you never have to think about. Your coaches program the workout for you. When we say varied we don’t mean random. There is a method to the madness with special consideration of the goal of CrossFit. The goal of CrossFit is to increase an individual’s work capacity against broad time and modal domains using a fitness program that is broad, general, and inclusive. In other words we lay down the foundation of general fitness necessary for any individual whether you are looking to get into shape or interested in getting better for sport. We develop athletes and being athletic is important whether you play a sport or not. Again, you don’t have to worry about the program. You can just show up and do what we say and experience the results. If you’d like to know more about how we program look out for future blog posts or just ask a coach.

High Intensity:
Intensity is where you come in. As said before, hard work will pay off. If you put forth the effort you will achieve your goals. It’s not enough to know what to do, you actually have to do it. Most people know that eating vegetables can be beneficial but they don’t take the next step which is to eat vegetables and not a bag of chips. There are no short cuts either. You have to eat vegetables not veggie chips! In relation to exercise, you have to squat and will see better results by doing full squats rather than half squats. You have to do the work and put forth “appropriate effort.”

Intensity is relative which is why I say “appropriate effort.” For a beginner 3-4 days per week of low volume and 70% effort can seem like a lot and may be an appropriate amount of intensity for the individual. If a beginner does 7 days a week with a lot of volume at 100% effort, that’s a recipe for disaster. That’s why most people fail because they do too much at first and crash and burn. Finding an intensity level that is appropriate for you can be difficult which is why we have coaches in each class to guide you and find a suitable workout of the day for you. An appropriate intensity level is slightly past a level of discomfort. At this level things may seem difficult and or impossible. It is not easy to self motivate which is why we have our coaches here to push you past your limits with special consideration of your wellbeing. We will never put you in a position that’s dangerous or unsafe. Intensity yields results so give a solid effort and stick to the plan and you will achieve your fitness goals.

Most people don’t know what to do which is why they seek a fitness program that works. CrossFit is program that is known to work. Commit to the program, listen to your coaches, and you’ll see results. If you have any questions call, text, email or even stop by and we’d be glad to help!

RADD CrossFit
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stevens alvarez
stevens alvarez
17:10 22 Dec 20
Started working out on July 6 and haven’t stopped since. The team at RADD is motivational and holds me accountable. ... If you are looking for a gym with a great sense of community look no further than RADD.read more
Alexis DeMolina
Alexis DeMolina
16:11 22 Dec 20
The best place in town ! Not an understatement either. RADD truly lives up to there family dynamic and has created a... community of acceptance, accountability, knowledge, and progress. And most importantly love / support and fun ! RADD’s handling of the pandemic has been second to none. What they have done to make a healthy lifestyle available and affordable to the community in one of the most challenging times is unparalleled. The RADD staff looks at there clients as family. The progress made by clients is amazing. And it’s not just the workout and exercise science. Each staff member is well versed in life coaching. Mentality is critical when it comes to training and staying consistent and happy.read more
Chemnitz Daniel
Chemnitz Daniel
23:53 21 Nov 20
I have been a member at RADD for two and a half years. The owners and coaches are knowledgeable and passionate about... what they do. The individual attention provided to their members is what has given me the confidence, motivation and accountability to reach my fitness and nutrition goals. Although a Crossfit gym, they are much more. They strive to provide individual support when it comes to fitness, nutrition and mindsetread more
brian Rosen
brian Rosen
21:34 21 Oct 20
I’ve been a member at Radd CrossFit since 2013. The coaches are all knowledgeable and supportive of all members no... matter what level you are at in your nutrition and physical journey. The members at Radd are like family members and the entire community is extremely supportive! Through group classes, accountability coaching and one on one coaching I have learned valuable nutrition and exercise lessons that I can utilize for life. I highly recommend starting your fitness journey at Radd!read more
Diane Yodice
Diane Yodice
15:44 14 Oct 20
If I can describe the philosophy of RADD in a few words it would be, "You can do it!" This may sound like a common... phrase, but RADD lives by this philosophy from workouts, to eating, to lifestyle changes, and to overall mental and emotional health. RADD cares about the WHOLE person and helps you to achieve your goals. They treat you like family and they care about their people. Every coach works with you at your own pace and caters workouts to what you can do, and then pushes you to your next level. At first a CrossFit workout seemed like an impossibility to me but I once I took the plunge, I loved it because RADD made me feel that I can do it. Since every workout is structured to your abilities and what challenges you, everyone feels welcome in group settings and everyone supports each other. The RADD family helped me to become a better me both inside and out!read more
Laura Kaveney
Laura Kaveney
18:19 13 Oct 20
I recently joined RADD after moving from the city to Glen Cove, and so far the experience has been great! The owners... and staff have been incredibly welcoming, from the moment I requested information Dan reached out to me immediately (like, within a minute of pressing submit) and wanted to learn about my goals as well as what drives me to be fit and healthy. Since it’s a family run business, there’s definitely a personal touch you sense right away, they care a lot about their members and the quality of the space and equipment. With Covid, the safety measures in place have made me feel comfortable, and I’ve really enjoyed the workouts so far. The programming is well balanced and thought out, and it’s been great to help me get back in shape after quarantine. Everyone is super friendly and accommodating, I highly recommend RADD to anyone passing through the area or looking for a new CrossFit gym or fitness community.read more
Arleigh Rothenberg
Arleigh Rothenberg
02:00 14 Sep 20
RADD CrossFit is incredible. I am so impressed by their professionalism, level of expertise, and their ability to meet... the needs of each client, even when each client is at a different point in their fitness journey. The RADD community is equally as amazing. I can feel and see my improvement, and I'm so happy to have joined RADD! Thank you!read more
Sophia Capobianco
Sophia Capobianco
01:27 03 Feb 20
A very welcoming and supportive community. RADD has taught me all aspects of fitness and how to live a healthy... lifestyle. The Coaches that work there dedicate everything to their members and the community. Love the different classes that are accessible to all ages. I have been there for about 3 years and can see myself a life long member.read more
Jeannette Anobile
Jeannette Anobile
14:56 19 Jan 20
I have been going to RADD since October 2018 and have only had wonderful experiences. I started with no prior... experience, the coaches tailored the classes to my ability and helped me get stronger! They are truly a community! Every coach is approachable and understanding. Rob, Dan and Diana really do want the absolute best for their members. The nutrition support is amazing. They inspire you to work to your best. I have seen amazing changes and improvements to my body. Thank you RADD!read more
Sierra Werz
Sierra Werz
15:25 18 Jan 20
So grateful for RADD and their coaches/members, best thing you can do is walk through those doors!!
Richard Olson
Richard Olson
03:21 22 Sep 18
Great gym and amazing workouts! Coaches are professional, knowledgeable and motivating. Members are really friendly... and welcoming.read more
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