So what exactly is CrossFit and are we actually a CrossFit box? I’ve been told by some that we aren’t and I’ve also heard that I should just drop the CrossFit Port Moody affiliate name all together. Do you know what CrossFit is? Read on and find out.read more
We raise the bar for functional fitness
Whether you’re a gym rookie or a seasoned athlete, our client intake process for our Functional Fitness program is designed to set you up with the best possible foundation from which you will start building your fitness.
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I'm new to Functional Fitness
If you have never done Functional Fitness before or you’re relatively new to strength & conditioning training, then your first step is joining our Functional Fitness Kickstart program, starting every month.
The Kickstart includes six semi-private sessions over three weeks and access to Social Saturdays and Handstands. As a brand new client, you will learn alongside others in a friendly group environment to ensure that you’re equipped with the knowledge to start training in our community group class setting.
STEP 1: Consultation
Book a consultation in the box below to start the process as a rookie member. You’ll then receive a questionnaire from us asking you about your goals, lifestyle, your injury history and your experience with training. You’ll fill out the questionnaire and send it back to us prior to your consultation. At your consultation, we’ll go over your questionnaire answers and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
STEP 2: Functional Fitness Kickstart
Our Kickstart program consists of 6 semi-private sessions. In this friendly group environment, you will learn how to correctly perform the basic exercises we use in Functional Fitness training. Don’t have a pull-up for example? No worries! You will learn your appropriate progression for any specific movements that you may not have as you work towards your fitness goals.
- Session 1: The Deadlift
- Session 2: Calisthenics (push/pull)
- Session 3: The Squats
- Session 4: Weightlifting 101
- Session 5: Functional Fitness Essentials
- Session 6: Kettlebells 101
STEP 3: Schedule your training!
STEP 3: Schedule your training!
Once you’ve completed all six of your Kickstart sessions, you will have be able to access our Functional Fitness membership and our full training schedule!
In our Functional Fitness program, all FF members have access to their training program through TrainHeroic. A coach will assist with questions, and help you with any specific exercise progression on the movements prescribed in the program. Keep working on it and you’ll get that first pull-up, first push-up, or lift more weight than you ever thought you could. The training program is designed to be fun, challenging, and encouraging as you will develop camaraderie with your fellow gym members that will help motivate you and push you as you work towards your fitness goals. Get ready to move like you’ve never moved before!!
As you can see, our rookie client intake process is designed specifically to help ease you into our training process while educating you on principles to help mitigate your risk to injury, educate you on creating healthy habits to support your training, educate you on how to perform basic exercises and what progressions are appropriate for your level, and to give you confidence for when you start training on your own.
Are you an experienced CrossFitter?
Have you been doing CrossFit/Functional Fitness consistently for over 6-months at a CrossFit affiliate and you’re looking for a new home? We’d love to have you join our community so we designed a Seasoned Athlete Membership and process that will help seasoned CrossFitters transition into their new home at Engineered Bodies.
Book a consultation here to start the process as a seasoned athlete member. You’ll then receive a questionnaire from us asking you about your goals, lifestyle, your injury history and your experience with training. You’ll fill out the questionnaire and send it back to us prior to your consultation. At your consultation, we’ll go over your questionnaire answers and answer any questions you may have. Once you’ve decided to commit and purchase the Seasoned Athlete membership, you’ll be good to go and ready to jump in and start training.
If you’re an experienced CrossFitter with a membership at another affiliate and you’d like to visit, please contact us.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many days is the programming for Functional Fitness?
A: The Functional Fitness program is 5x training sessions per week and typically has a split of lower body days and upper body days with a mix of various aerobic conditioning workouts.
Q: Is it good to work out 5 days a week following the Functional Fitness program?
A: Yes! Our Functional Fitness program is programmed in a way that will allow you to adequately recover from the previous sessions and so you can make long-term gains. If you’re new or have been away from training for a while, we recommend you start out with 3x training sessions at first and slowly add additional training days as your body adapts to the training stimulus.
Q: What is the difference between Functional Fitness training and Independent Training?
A: Functional Fitness training is the training program specific to that program. The Functional Fitness program is communicated to members via the TrainHeroic mobile app. All Independent Training times is where you train your Functional Fitness program in a group setting under the guidance and coaching of the coach scheduled for that hour. For each Independent Training hour you attend, you will have the peace of mind knowing that an experienced coach is there to coach you on your technique, appropriate loading, and provide any other coaching necessary for you in that Independent Training hour. Our Independent Training times are simply “class times” where you’d train your specific program alongside members who may have different memberships from you. For example, at any one particular Independent Training time you register for, there may be clients in attendance with their own custom programs, clients following the Functional Fitness program, clients who are competitive weightlifters following a competition preparation program, and clients following the powerlifting program. It creates an interesting and diverse environment where everyone is working on their own goals in a positive and encouraging group setting.
Q: Will following the Functional Fitness program help me achieve my specific goals (e.g. strict ring muscle-up, increase my snatch and clean & jerk total, achieve a freestanding handstand, eliminate nagging injuries, etc.)?
A: No. Functional Fitness programming is designed to be general in nature and will not address an individual’s specific weaknesses or assist them in achieving any specific goals. Following the Functional Fitness program consistently will improve your general strength and general cardiovascular endurance which will increase your capacity to do more in your daily life.
Q: What if I have more specific goals and individual weaknesses I want to improve?
A: The most appropriate thing to do in this case is to choose the Custom Program membership so that a coach can design you a program that will identify your specific weaknesses and mobility limitations, and assist you in achieving your specific training goals.