Truckee CrossFit has new coach |

Truckee CrossFit has new coach

Christie Coker of Truckee attended the Level One CrossFit Instructor/Trainer Course in February and is now certified to teach the CrossFit Method.

What is CrossFit? CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program designed to elicit a broad an adaptational response. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains: Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

The CrossFit prescription is constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. CrossFit believes preparation for random physical challenges and#8212; i.e., unknown and unknowable events and#8212; is at odds with fixed, predictable, and routine regimens. This method of training stimulates the athlete to be ready for the unknown and trained at multiple levels. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. It uses same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. It scales load and intensity; so there is no need to change programs.

The CrossFit creed is Constantly Varied Functional Movements Executed at High Intensity. Constantly varied means the workouts are always changing so there are no monotonous routines. Functional movements implies the exercises performed have a real world application. An example would be the squat. How many times a day do you squat? Do you bend over to pick up your child or perhaps a bag of dog food?

Compare and contrast that with a machine that isolates your hamstring or quad? Executed at a high intensity makes it a complete workout. In CrossFit the goal is to increase your power!

Who is it for? Everyone from the fitness adrenaline junkie, the elite athlete, the housewife, the fireman, the grandparent and the child. Since CrossFit trains movements, not muscles, all workouts can be scaled to your individual fitness needs.

Check out Christie Coker at CrossFit Truckee and discover your fit potential. Located at 11430 Deerfield Drive in Truckee. Visit or call 587-3226.

CrossFit classes run Monday through Friday at 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. with a new 8 a.m. Saturday class. Check out the free introductory Saturday class and learn how to get your fit started.

CrossFit Truckee: Itand#8217;s all the Rage!

and#8212; Kelly Hassell-Cramer is a longtime Truckee resident and owner of Revolution Athletics Training Center. She coaches children and adults in CrossFit, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense, building a fitness connection throughout the community. She can be reached at 587-3226.

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