Why Aspen CrossFit

Aspen CrossFit

Motivation is at the heart of our gym. We aim to inspire, encourage, and ignite human potential in our athletes! 4,000 square feet of the best equipment coupled with world class instruction gets results. Our community is second to none in and outside of the gym. Come check us out—you’ll immediately feel at home!

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CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program.

We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. For more information, click here!

We train our athletes in gymnastics from rudimentary to advanced movements garnering great capacity at controlling the body both dynamically and statically while maximizing strength to weight ratio and flexibility.
We also place a heavy emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting having seen this sport’s unique ability to develop an athlete’s explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. And finally, we encourage and assist our athletes to explore a variety of sports as a vehicle to express and apply their fitness.

In gyms and health clubs throughout the world the typical workout consists of isolation movements and extended aerobic sessions.
The fitness community from trainers to magazines has the exercising public believing that lateral raises, curls, leg extensions, sit-ups and the like combined with 20-40 minute stints on the stationary bike or treadmill are going to lead to some kind of great fitness. At CrossFit we work exclusively with compound movements and shorter high intensity cardiovascular sessions. We’ve replaced the lateral raise with push press, the curl with pull-ups, and the leg extension with squats. For every long distance effort our athletes will do five or six at short distance. Why? Because compound or functional movements and high intensity or anaerobic cardio is radically more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result. Startlingly, this is not a matter of opinion but solid, irrefutable, scientific fact and yet the marginally effective old ways persist and are nearly universal.

Our approach is consistent with what is practiced in elite training programs associated with major university athletic teams and professional sports.

So, the question is, how committed are you to your life?
CrossFit is about getting better at life. If you are serious about your health and fitness, then CrossFit is for you. We promise you we won’t waste a second of your time with silly exercise routines.  

We don’t use machines, we become them.