Although Crossfit is a great program when run by a good trainer, it is aimed at ‘forging elite athletes’. It does utilise a lot of the same exercises we do in our boot camp, but they also include a lot of highly technical exercises (Olympic lifts) that when performed by everyday people (who are not elite athletes or experienced lifters) and can lead to serious injury.
It really does come down to what your health and fitness goals are, and your previous training history.
Olympic lifting will make up a big part of your Crossfit WOD (Workout Of the Day) and most adults don’t make for great Olympic lifters.
It’s quite a controversial topic of why Crossfit might not be good for you, but if you are the average adult, looking to get fit and healthy the last thing we want you to do is injure yourself. Our F.A.Q section isn’t the space to go into the discussion of Crossfit and general population so if you would like more information or our professional opinion on whether Olympic Lifting is suitable for you and your goals we would be happy to help you make an informative decision.
No one here at Moonee Valley Health and Fitness argues that Crossfit workouts aren’t challenging, of course they are, but the there is a big difference between ‘hard’ and ‘smart’. In our group fitness / boot camp setting we choose less technical exercises, but create effective programs that achieve better results and keep you injury free.
If you would like to learn those technical lifts, we have a great team of experienced fitness coaches who can teach you those exercises and suggest our introductory 3 x Personal Training Sessions at a reduced rate. In those 1 on 1 sessions, you and one of our coaches will then be able to teach you suitable exercises for your current fitness level and ability.