Why Train At The ECF
Why Edmonds CrossFit?
Because we are CrossFit and CrossFit produces results! Really, that is the simplest and most straightforward answer we can offer. Since research shows that most people will not read any further than the first paragraph we could leave it at that. However, since we know that you may very well not be “most people”, we will offer a bit more. If you read a little further you will see that we offer more than just another gym membership, more than just another health club, more than just another martial arts school. What we offer could very well change your life.
CrossFit will get you the results that you want
CrossFit Gets Results — it really is that simple! We are much more than just a “CrossFit Box”, however the Aims Prescription and Methodology of CrossFit are so powerful that they influence (to one degree or another) all the programs that we offer. Why? Because CrossFit works. CrossFit really only has one goal, and that is to increase performance. Any goal that you may have can be accomplished simply by working to improve your performance. Improved body composition, increased strength, speed, or flexibility, toning up, trimming down, cutting up, increasing muscle mass, improving health, improving mental focus, a better night’s sleep, decreased stress, a lower BP, a happier mental outlook. All of these things and more are simply byproducts of working towards the singular goal of increasing performance.
Improves the quality of life
The basic foundation of our programs is that they are designed to dramatically improve the quality of your life. Better health, easier mobility, improved resilience to injury, and resistance to fatigue and sickness.
Really, this is the one reason workouts and diets succeed or fail. If you are having fun, you will come back day after day, week after week, and year after year. If you are not having fun, you will simply find something more interesting to do with your time.
Our coaches are not rep counters, pin setters or treadmill intensity programmers. When they talk to you they are not going to tell you about their children, the barbeque they went to last Sunday or how much horsepower their new sports car has. When our coaches talk with you they are going to correct your form, encourage you, and push you; that is, after all, what coaches are supposed to do. Our coaches love their jobs and they care about you and whether or not you are able to attain your goals. That is why our coaches are constantly seeking education and self-improvement: in order to better help you meet your goals.
When you join CrossFit you get more than a workout: you also get training. Those are two very different things. You do not simply come and “do your own thing” and you are most definitely not “left to your own devices.” You will be trained and coached in proper mechanics and methodologies, and you will be consistently reminded of these things when you happen to forget.
You will be encouraged, motivated, and inspired by those around you. You will be asked, “How was your weekend? How is your family? How much did you hate yesterday’s workout?” You will make friends and you will have fun.
Constant improvements and personal results
Because our goal is to improve performance, you will constantly be getting better and better at everything that you do. Whether it’s running faster or further, lifting heavier loads, completing more reps, jumping higher or longer, you will notice the difference. Your personal results will continue to improve as your mind and body transform day after day.
Constantly learning new things
The basic CrossFit program draws from Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, plyometrics, gymnastics, kettlebells, running, rowing, biking, climbing and more. That’s just CrossFit; now add in opportunities to learn several styles of martial arts as well as sports training and you will never stop learning how to do more and more new and exciting things.
Carryover into life outside the gym
When you aren’t setting personal records or achieving new goals, you’re learning new skills, and this is an empowering thing! Whether it’s learning how to do a handstand, climb a rope, or achieve a “muscle up” inside the gym, this feeling of empowerment will bleed over into your daily life. You might find yourself learning or re-learning how to rollerskate, taking a cooking class, taking a shooting class, climbing a rock, or simply hoola-ing in a hoop. Whatever it is you’re doing, you’ll feel capable of achieving something great.
CrossFit is a community both in the local sense and in the global sense. When you come to Edmonds CrossFit you become a part of our community.
Commitment and value
There are cheaper programs out there. There may be cheaper programs just down the street. If you ask us about them, we’ll be happy to point them out. We don’t compete on COST. We compete on QUALITY. It’s that simple. We offer quality coaches, quality training, quality results, and a quality community. Try one of our classes free of charge so you can truly understand what makes us different. If you are seriously looking for value, you are in the right place…