CrossFit group training is based on the pursuit of lifelong physical fitness training conducted in a group setting, not individually. This same group training methodology can be found in the training programs of places such as the military unit, police recruit depot, and fire academy.
Typically CrossFit Group Training is done in groups of 2-15 with a high coach to athlete ratio. This is done to focus on providing a near “personal training” atmosphere in a group training environment.
A regular CrossFit class takes one total hour. Everybody starts at the same time, there are coaches walking around helping out and keeping track, and everybody is supporting each other and probably swearing a lot. Click here for our schedule.
CrossFit Omnia typically splits our group training classes into three or four sections depending on the goals of the day:
Dynamic warm up
Not jogging on a treadmill for 5 minutes, but jumps, jumping jacks, jump rope, squats, push ups, lunges, pull ups. Functional movements, stretches, and mobility work that compliment the movements you’ll be doing in the workout that day.
If it’s a strength day, then you’ll work on a pure strength movement (like cleans or snatches). If it’s not a strength day, then you’ll work on a skill and try to improve, like one-legged squats or muscle ups.
The workout of the day. This is where you’ll be told to do a certain number of reps of particular exercises as quickly as possible, or you’ll have a set time limit to do as many of a certain exercise as possible.
Cool down and stretching
Either as a group, or you’re allowed to stretch out on your own. This would also be the time for people who pushed too hard to go puke in a trash can and stretch their stomach muscles.