The Academy of Strength and Fitness
 

About Us

 
 

Why choose CrossFit Atlantic over a traditional globo gym, or a different CrossFit affiliate?

The following features are what set us apart from any other fitness facility in the area, both CrossFit affiliates and otherwise:

 
 

FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM

BENCHMARKS

CROSSFIT GROUP CLASS

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

FACILITY

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 
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FUNDAMENTALS PROGRAM

Prior to graduating to group classes, you will complete 10 to 20 one-on-one or two-on-one personal training sessions that will properly prepare you for the demands of group classes.

Learning movements that are required for improved fitness – movements like squats, snatches and pull-ups – take time, as does improving your mobility, your endurance, your speed and your power.

We used to throw people into group classes right away, but we found this to be a recipe for failure. Members weren’t prepared; they didn’t move well; they didn’t understand their capabilities; they over-trained; they felt worn out. Or they were simply too intimidated to even show up to a class.

Improving your fitness is a slow process. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when they show up at our doors. Some members struggle with mobility, others with stability, others yet come to us two months after having knee surgery and need special programming. And on the other end of the spectrum, some athletes arrive at our door well conditioned with an extensive athletic background.

The point is we all have different needs when we start a new strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t make sense to throw you right into classes before you have properly learned the movements. So with our training, by the time you graduate to classes, you’ll have a good understanding of 30-40 movements, and you will know exactly how to scale each movement if you’re not yet able to master everything.

This also means that by the time you get to classes you will feel confident and comfortable showing up to do the workout with the group.
 

BENCHMARKS

Our physical benchmarks are scores our members must reach on specific movements and workouts before they graduate to group classes.

Benchmarks are a way to measure your progress so we know when you’re ready for group classes. And once you’re in group classes, benchmarks continue to allow us to assess your development.

On your end, understanding the benchmarks will help you see exactly what we’re looking for, and exactly what level you need to be at before you’re safe to enter group classes.

Consequently, our benchmarks also help group classes run smoothly because we know that everyone in attendance is at an appropriate fitness level.
 

CROSSFIT GROUP CLASS

We offer classes at 05:30 AM, 07:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 12:00 NN, 04:00 PM, 05:30 PM and 06:30 PM on weekdays. And we’re open on Saturdays too. We offer more classes than any other CrossFit affiliate in the area.

We know you have a busy and hectic schedule, and since we have more coaches and apprentice coaches than any other CrossFit facility, we have the ability to put offer more classes than other facilities.

But more than this, our morning coaches do not coach in the evenings, and our evening coaches do no coach in the mornings. This means that you will not be coached by a tired, burnt out coach at 8 pm. Our coaches work a manageable 20 to 30 hours a week, so they have plenty of energy to give to each member and each class.

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

The strength in our facility lies in our community. From BBQs to Christmas parties, to fitness competitions like the Ancient City Throw Down, our members are more than just fitness junkies.  We are a family.

Fitness is something that should make your life better; it’s not something we think should dominate your life. We believe it’s important to be well-rounded people who know how to let loose, have a drink and socialize with friends.
And, we have learned that members who are engaged in the community are more likely to want to show up to The Academy to workout – because they show up not just to workout, but also to enjoy themselves socially.
 

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

We don’t just offer personal training and group classes. We offer both seasonal and ongoing specialty programs for members who are looking to work on their weaknesses, or for members who just want to mix it up a bit.  We offer following programs:

Personal Training
CrossFit Group Classes
Weight Lifting
Nutrition Coaching

Our specialty programs help members tackle their weaknesses, and they simply provide more options for experienced members who want to try something new.
 

FACILITY

There are many elements that go into making a world-class facility. From the training components like having enough space and equipment to practical components like enough parking or a shower. Our facility has all the necessary components to help you get fit and stay fit for life.

Things like having plenty of natural light and big bay doors might seem like small peanuts, but when they’re taken away, people notice. Even a small parking lot and clutter are enough to make coming and going very frustrating. 

In short, everything runs more smoothly when things are convenient.

We have been around for over 3 years. We have learned through trial and error what people need and want from their training facility.

 

Want to join The Academy?

 
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