Programs2018-10-25T15:17:12+00:00

PROGRAMS

CROSSFIT

CrossFit is our program that provides a level of fitness that’s both broad and inclusive. Each 60 minute class is led by a Coach and includes a Warm up, WOD (Workout Of the Day), Accessory work, and Cool Down. The WOD is a constantly changing combination of Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and Cardio movements, performed in at high intensities. All levels are welcome.

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FIRE

Fire is our program that provides the same level of fitness as CrossFit, without barbells or high skill gymnastics. Each 30 minute class is led by a coach and includes a Warm up, WOD (Workout Of the Day), and Cool Down. The WOD is a constantly changing combination of Light Weightlifting, Bodyweight, and Cardio movements, performed in at high intensities. All levels are welcome.

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BARBELL

Barbell is our program that provides and environment to learn and practice Weight Lifting. Each 60 minute class is led by a coach and includes a Warm Up, Lifting Skills, Accessory Work, and Cool Down. The lifting skills will be based off of the Olympic Lifts, the Clean and Jerk and Snatch. All levels are welcome.

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PERSONAL TRAINING

Personal Training is our program that provides one-on-one coaching in the discipline of your choice. Each 60 minute session is led by the coach of your choice on the topic of your choice. Topics range from Nutrition to Sport Specific Training, and everything in between.

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ATHLETIC THERAPY WITH VANESSA

Vanessa graduated in Massage Therapy at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Canada) in 2005 and has worked as a full-time massage therapist since. Trained in Deep Tissue, Sports, Pin and Stretch, Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha, Hot Stone as well and Swedish massage. Clients include CrossFit Games and regional athletes, Olympic and Powerlifting competitors, Burn enthusiasts, runners of all levels and the average human trying to maintain a healthy, pain-free lifestyle while keeping active. Vanessa believes in mixing deep tissue effective techniques with some relaxation. This may include use of essential oils, sugar scrub, dry brushing, hot towels, heated mittens, hot stones, marble face roller, peppermint scalp massage and use high-quality sheets, all on a heated massage table.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and their answers. If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to Contact Us!

In short, no. Because every workout can be scaled for each individual’s fitness level, anyone can join in on the fun! We regularly have people that have literally never worked out a day in their life right next to a person who has worked out their whole life – and they are doing the exact same thing, just scaled appropriately to their respective fitness levels. The only requirements are that you have a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, to learn new things, and have the desire and passion to let us help you reach your fitness goals. You will succeed and see great results. We want to coach anyone desiring to get into the best shape of their lives.

CrossFit, as performed in our facility, is very safe due to our three basic concepts of mechanics, consistency, and intensity. You must learn to do the movements safely and consistently before we add any intensity. Furthermore, you are always under the watchful eye of one of our coaches every time you step foot in the gym. With all that said, we’d be ignorant to say that you can’t ever get hurt here. We don’t train to purposely hurt ourselves, but sometimes it happens; injuries are just a part of life. Truth be told though, you’re more likely to get hurt slamming your finger in a car door than you are coming in here.
Training at Progressive Fitness CrossFit will produce results. We realize how busy everyone’s lives can be and know there are other places to train, so we’re not out to waste your time. Because you are committed to us for that session, we will give you the utmost professionalism and coaching, motivate you to reach your physical potential, foster team building, camaraderie, and ensure you have fun while doing it!
It is impossible to predict exact rates at which individuals may progress. Everyone progresses at different speeds and in different ways as the body make-up has the ultimate control. Progression depends first and foremost on commitment to us and consistency in the training session, but also on gender, age, health histories, genetics, nutrition, sleep habits, life stress, work and school. I know, I know, you’re just looking for a concrete answer. Honestly, we’ve found that about the 4-month mark is the place where most people start to really see marked results. The reason is two-fold: one, the movements we do in here are fairly high skilled and take a good amount of time to master. Two, it takes time to ingrain good workout AND nutritional habits into your daily life.
Without proper nutrition your body will not be able to withstand the workouts or activities of daily living. Regardless of your fitness goals (increased strength, weight-loss, special race/event, etc.), nutrition is the driving force behind these ambitions. Establishing proper eating patterns will not only fuel your body for the workouts, but aid in energizing it throughout your day. Failing to get your nutritional intake in check will result in slowed progress with our program. The basic concept behind eating the right things in the right portions is simple: Eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, minimal amounts of starch and NO sugar. See a coach to set up a one-on-one Nutrition session!
In short, NO. The idea/theory that you need to do slow, steady state cardio exercise in order to burn fat is long since disproven. While it does work, it is incredibly inefficient and detrimental to your overall fitness. There is a boatload of research that shows what a superior advantage anaerobic activity has over the traditional ‘cardio’ model, not just in terms of strength, speed and power output but also the ability to develop cardio capacity or ‘endurance.’ Coincidentally, the factor MOST responsible for weight loss in controlled experiments is absolute power output, or rather ‘how much work can you do in a given amount of time.’ Unfortunately, there are far too many shiny magazines and talking heads on TV/internet that seem to outweigh that proven research. It’s simply not true.

This is mostly directed at the ladies…so for you gals out there, click here. For the fellas, the size you want to gain or lose will be largely determined by your nutrition.

The beauty of CrossFit is that it develops a very broad base of fitness to make you capable of handling any task that life throws your way. You will also gain the confidence in yourself to know that if you can complete a WOD here, a day at work isn’t really all that tough!
$15/day or we give the option of buying a t-shirt. If you’re going to be in town for a few days or weeks, email me and we can work something out.
You are welcome to park in the courtyard or any of the on street parking surrounding the building.
Normal workout clothes (t-shirt, shorts, comfy shoes, or no shoes). A towel and water bottle are optional but encouraged.
We have Open Gym from 6am-8pm. You are welcome to workout anytime. Class workouts and personal trainers have priority.
Each class is one-hour long. We start with a dynamic group warm-up that is designed to get the blood pumping, muscles and joints lose, and get you nice and warm. Next, we devote anywhere between 10-20 minutes on our ‘skill sessions.’ These are times when we are working on specific skills (as a group) to improve our technique and/or get stronger. Depending on that day’s focus, you might see barbell work, gymnastic work, plyo boxes, kettlebells, jump rope, and even running mechanics. After that comes the ‘Workout of the Day’ or WOD. Before we yell “3…2…1…GO” we go over all the movements and offer guidance towards the proper scaling of each exercise. After answering all your questions, we start the workout and a coach is always watching each person to be sure they stay safe and motivated. After the WOD, we cool-down and stretch and then you’re free to go!
We’ve all been there…the ‘new kid’ in class! Everyone is always open and friendly to new-comers. We promote a family-like atmosphere of support and camaraderie amongst our members. Someone will undoubtedly take you under their wing and help you through your introductory period. Everyone remembers what it was like at their first class and we all want to see each other succeed. Most importantly, we won’t ever have you do something that you are uncomfortable with or that is too advanced for your current fitness level.
It could not be more simple, just click here (insert link to contact us) to book a free class. No sales pressure, just a chance to see if we’re what you’re looking for.

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Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of athlete and achieve your fitness goals

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