We are CrossFit through and through. We constantly do varied, functional movements at a high-intensity. There is no room in our gym for life's distractions - no TV's, no wasted time on machines and no mirrors. Instead, we learn to use our bodies to their maximum capacity. We run, squat, press, pull, jump and climb. Fitness is more than how our bodies look. Fitness is about endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed agility, coordiantion balance, accuracy and most of all fitness is about confidence.
Rocky Lake CrossFit takes a stripped down, bare bones approach to fitness where aesthetics are not the end goal, they are simply by-products of the process.
CrossFit is about preparing your body for any physical task life can throw at you. We use programming that consists of constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity.
Functional movements are the movements you use every single day. Weighted deadlifts are picking up a child. Weighted squats are bending while holding a grocery bag to pick up that shiny quarter that someone dropped. We are all about functional conditioning that will make our lives easier.
CrossFit differs from traditional fitness. While traditional clubs provide muscle conditioning exercises, the patterns of movement are not natural movements that you use in everyday life. In CrossFit, movements are constantly varied to reflect movments that are natural in our day to day lives.
Police, firefighters, military and athletes for different disciplines have been using CrossFit as the primary strength and conditioning for some time now. Because it mimics your normal day to day movements, it is also being adopted in nursing homes, pre-schools and rehab centres. CrossFit is changing lives while building community.
CrossFit is adaptable, regardless of your fitness level or age.
What about the community?
Some of Nova Scotia's top-ranked Senior and Junior Olympic Weightlifting athletes are proud to call Rocky Lake home!
Rocky Lake Crossfit is pleased to offer coaching in Olympic Weightlifting for both recreational and competitive athletes. Programming focuses exclusively on snatch, clean and jerk along with weightlifting-specific strength and accessory exercises. Whether you are just looking for a few technique pointers or want to train full-time in the sport, our combination of coaches and and facilities are the best you will find in the province!
Whether you have reached a plateau, need a little more personal attention in a particular area or you prefer to work one on one, we have a plan that will work for you. Personal training is flexible. We not only work around your schedule, but we tailor it to fit your fitness style. We offer one on one and small group programs that are cost effective and custom designed to work for you.
We offer the real CrossFit box feel. No mirrors and minimal equipment. With over 2000+ square feet of space and a high ceiling, we designed the box to accomodate all CrossFit specific movements.
Our facility includes:
A Rocky Lake CrossFit WOD is our daily work out. It changes every day and includes a variety of functional movements with a full range of motion. On any given day we could work with barbells, kettle bells, ropes, running and/or rowing. Every day is different which is how our bodies adapt. Everyone can participate, as each workout is scalable to your fitness level. Check it out!
Is CrossFit right for me?
Do I need to be in shape before I start CrossFit?
Everyone is so fit, it's intimidating. It looks intense! Will I die?
Will I get bulky and big?
Squats are bad for your knees and I hear CrossFit is extreamly dangerous, is it not?
The moment you participate in any physical activity you increase your risk of inury. Getting out of bed is more of a risk than staying in bed. In comparison to other strength & conditioning programs CrossFit is no more or less dangerous. Studies of injury rates have actually shown that injuries are more common in repetitive motion fitness programs (i.e. running only) in comparison to CrossFit. The injury rate for team sports is significantly higher. There are countless studies that show squats are not bad for your knees when done properly. We are the most qualified team around to coach squatting technique. Don't be fooled by unqualified coaches and athletes.
Injuries happen in strength sports because the athlete worries more about milestones (such as weight) than their technique or ability is prepared for. They push themselves too hard or cannot yet perform the movement properly. That is why we have coaches in every single class that will be actively helping you scale workouts appropriate to your fitness level, strength, and mobility limitations.
Along with all the scienctific evidence to support these statements our team and community in particular is focused on safety and technique. When you can consistently show us that technique properly, we then increase load (weight) or intensity (speed). Rocky Lake Fundamentals is designed to teach you what you need to know and to analyze your fitness level so you can safely enter group classes.
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