Member Safety is #1.
Will I Get Hurt?
Safety is our number one priority at CrossFit Enclave. Before you can attend group classes as a new member, we make sure you work with a coach to properly learn every movement. These movements (such as squats, snatches and pull-ups) take time to learn and properly perform.
We want to ensure your safety and reduce the risk of injury by closely monitoring your form and performance throughout the sessions.
Learning the technical olympic lifts does not happen overnight, and proper form is crucial before working with significant weight. Before anyone adds weight to a bar they must work on the form and technique using a PVC pipe.
What is “scaling”?
The beauty of CrossFit is the fact that every workout can be scaled. In fact, the vast majority of our members scale every workout, adjusting the movement, weight or quantity of reps in order to challenge themselves at the right level.
For example, while one member may be knocking out pull-ups, another is using a band to assist, and another may be doing "ring rows" for yet another variation. Our coaches will work with each member to advise and help them progress through the scaling options.
We also believe that each athlete has to know how hard they can push their body. There's a difference between tired and pain. We do not push past pain.
Regarding safety, we have one rule:
Leave your ego at the door.
Fueling a Healthy Life.
What Should I Eat?
In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That’s about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
What Foods Should I Avoid?
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.
The CrossFit prescription allows a reduced caloric intake and yet still provides ample nutrition for rigorous activity.