I am not affiliated with the CROSSFIT franchise. But I have been a life-long advocate of cross fit training, as in ... I train EVERY aspect of fitness, not just single elements. I train myself and my clients the same way: improving stength, cardio, endurance, flexibility, and mobility. I abhor machines (weight machines, spinning machines, etc., etc.) I will train you in the middle of a room, where you have to sit, stand, and move in empty space. Your core will be engaged the entire hour, assisting you in balance and movement control on multiple planes. Every muscle in your body will be activated and engaged, and in exercises and drills that will enhance your FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH < read: I will be stronger in my everyday life, in both routine and in emergency situations. To me, that is what cross fit training is all about. Training the entire body in complex movements that engage and challenge groups of muscles while elevating your heart rate, accelerating your breathing pattern, and sweating out the toxins. Speaking of which .... it's time for another training session!
I've learned SO MUCH about my body and how it works! Bambi takes the time to analyze me as I'm training, picking up on dysfunctional movement, no matter HOW SLIGHT it may be. Her corrections to my form in our drills has resolved a lower back pain I suffered with for years and strengthened me in ways I never thought were possible!