CrossFit Terra Nova

Forging Elite Fitness

CrossFit Terra Nova - Forging Elite Fitness

About Our Gym

Who are we?

We consider ourselves everyday people with everyday challenges trying to accomplish similar goals….get healthier and get fitter. Many of our members have been doing CrossFit for less than a year and have great potential to be competitive if they choose to do so.

When you walk in our doors, you will be greeted by coaches and members (penalty of 20 burpees if they don’t) :) . We try to create a welcoming and friendly environment. We also like to have fun. It’s not uncommon for a coach to break out in dance at any given time…especially if the wobble or Michael Jackson comes on the stereo. We try to coordinate social events at least once a month, and we have 3 nutritional challenges a year. Massage Therapy is offered in-house by Jessica Ruiz who is also one of our members. There are 3 gym dogs; an American Bulldog, Golden Lab, and a Boxer. They hang out at the gym in the mornings and nap at home in the evenings. We blow the floors daily to ensure the gym stays clean. Child Supervision is provided on Wednesday nights at 7 pm and Saturdays at 11 am. During these times, kids will get exercise and play time with a coach. We also have a movie room that is available where kids can hang out. As of September 2014, we have approximately 42 people who have an unlimited memberships and 25 who use punch cards.

Class Structure

Each class is structured so that the class will warm up, stretch, and workout together. The warm up usually consists of a short run, row, or jump rope. We incorporate mobility into the stretch portion of the class based on the lifts we will be doing that day. Each class is instructed by a Coach who has at least a CrossFit Level 1 Coaching Certificate. We often program what we call “dessert” that consists of a mini second workout after the workout of the day (WOD) is completed. Dessert is not mandatory but encouraged. Members are encouraged to submit workouts they would like to add to the programming, including their birthday workout.

If you are new to CrossFit, you will have to complete the 6 introductory workouts before attending regularly scheduled classes. The 6 intro classes consists of one on one time with a coach going over the technique of the movements you will need to know for the workouts. We tend to focus a lot on technique and body mechanics to mitigate the risk of injury, to help the athlete be efficient in the movement, and to facilitate faster strength building.

Why we do what we do…

We chose to go into this line of work because we love CrossFit. We know CrossFit produces results and how it builds a close community that suffers and celebrates together. Above all, we enjoy learning from our clients. We learn something new from each individual. We learn how to be a better teacher, a better coach, a better person. We learn what people value in their lives, and, as gym owners, we receive a great intrinsic reward in watching people achieve things they never thought possible. It is our passion, and we are blessed to be able to do this for a living.

Come by and visit….and bring your workout clothes.