Our CrossFit program was first created to complement the Capoeira Evolução Brazilian Martial Arts program by providing capoeiristas with an additional strength and conditioning training program. Three years later, FOGO CrossFit has become its own community that focuses on providing a supportive environment to help people of any age, background and level of fitness achieve their personal fitness goals.
What is CrossFit?
The definition of CrossFit is “Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement.”
CONSTANTLY VARIED — Always changing the workouts, never letting your body adapt. This is why CrossFit is great for getting results. Your body never gets used to anything so you never reach those plateaus.
HIGH INTENSITY — This is where many misconceptions about CrossFit come from. Many people think intensity is screaming and yelling and looking like you are going to pop a vain in your neck. This is not intensity although it may sometimes be the result of intensity. Intensity is synonymous with power (Force multiplied by distance divided by time.) This translates into exercise by converting it to: the load, multiplied by the bar path/movement, divided by the time. In basic language we are saying power/intensity is how much weight you can move over the longest distance in the shortest amount of time, while of course maintaining proper form and technique.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS — Are movements humans were built for. Movements that are natural and safe. Movements we use in everyday life such as squating, deadlifting, pulling yourself up, etc. This is NOT standing on a Bosu ball on one leg doing bicep curls. This is NOT sitting in a machine that holds you in place while you execute a movement that isolates one muscle leaving your body unbalanced with useless strength. These are movements that promote neurological and hormonal responses, leading to better health, actual strength, actual core stability, agility, and flexibility.
CrossFit can be scaled to any body, any age, and any level of fitness.