What are we all about?

CrossFit St. Helens’ mission is to provide our members with a long term physical development program that promotes health and well-being. With an emphasis on functional living, we provide you with the ability to take your fitness to the highest level, often exceeding your expectations. You will learn that CrossFit is a lifestyle that begins with physical fitness and nutrition, and quickly crosses over into our everyday lives. The goal-oriented mentality that is developed in the gym can and will lead to success in your personal and professional lives, and everyday activities that may have once been challenging will become easy.

Finally, CrossFit is a family. You will meet many exceptional people at CrossFit St. Helen’s and our surrounding CrossFit affiliates, developing personal and professional relationships that will withstand the test of time. While you sweat, bleed and cry together, you will earn respect as well as fitness, and before you know it, you too will be amazed at the differences in yourself.

What to Expect as a Beginner?

CrossFit is the most effective general physical fitness preparedness program in the world.  Inherently it is not a “get fit quick” boot camp although you will not get quicker results anywhere else, but rather a long-term physical development program designed to help each athlete reach their full potential while minimizing the risk of injury. We begin by familiarizing you with many of the basic body-weight movements (squat, sit-up, pull-up, push-up) while working on improving metabolic capacity, or your stamina/endurance.  In addition, you will begin learning the proper mechanics for several different fitness paradigms, including: Gymnastics, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Kettlebells, Endurance training, etc.  As your mechanics improve and you demonstrate consistency in your movement and commitment to the program, we will begin to ramp up your intensity. What does this mean? Basically, we begin adding small amounts of weight, challenging you to maintain good form (mechanics), while increasing the difficulty of the exercise.