Have you fell off track already with your last attempt at some sort of diet and exercise plan?
Are you frustrated with your inability to get to the gym on a regular basis, and actually do something productive when you do get there?
What will it take for you to get on a new track towards better health and fitness? Maybe you need the perfect storm.
The perfect Storm? You know, when it all comes together in just the right way and something big happens. In this case, something that is actually good for you.
Our Executive Fitness Starter Program is just that, "The Perfect Storm".
This is our most popular start-up program. In six weeks you won't believe how much better you'll feel. You'll start to look better, your confidence will increase and you will have more energy throughout the day.
Many people jump right in the group workouts with our experienced members; however, many people prefer to have a bit more structure and a way to 'ease in' to a new workout routine. When you start in the Executive Fitness Program, you'll be in a small group with a set schedule and have the facility to yourselves along with a certified coach. We have new 6-week, 18 session programs offered throughout the year. If this sounds like something that interests you, read on.
Our Executive Fitness Starter Program is designed for those of you who are out of shape and want to get started on an exercise program that really works. Do not let the name fool you. You do not have to actually be an executive, just someone between the ages of 18 and 80 who wants to get back in shape but does not know where to begin.
When you finish this program, we guarantee that you will be stronger, faster and just plain feel better. You will lose weight and inches, but how much is really up to you. We will give you nutritional tips and guidance along the way, but our initial focus is improving your overall strength and conditioning. In the beginning, we focus on getting you moving properly. You will learn the correct way to perform dozens of functional exercises using proper form and technique. All movements will be scaled to your current ability and fitness level.
You can register for an upcoming Executive Fitness Starter Program here.
Here's what you might be thinking:
"It's too hard for me. I can't do it." Bull. Our job is to assess your current level of fitness and ease you into a new routine that challenges you to improve. We teach you every step of the way. Take a look through the pictures down below. Find someone who looks a bit like you. They did it, so can you.
"It's intimidating being in a big gym with lots of activity going on around me." Your group will consist of 6-8 others along with your own coach. That's it. There might be a few people finishing up when you arrive, or another coach giving a one-on-one personal training session off to the side while you do your workout. Either way, you'll feel like you have the room to yourselves.
"I don't want to get bulky." Let's be honest. It's really hard for people to add a lot of muscle mass and 'bulk up". You'll lose unwanted fat and gain a fair amount of strength long before you need to be concerned about getting bulky. Don
"I find that I get bored quickly when I try a new exercise routine." We promise, you will not be bored. Our constantly varied workouts will keep you interested and motivated to see what else you're capable of.
"What does that mean, Functional Fitness?" Functional fitness means performing movements that we do in our everyday lives. At CrossFit Cleveland, we train to be better at life. We all need to know how to get up from a seated position, or lift something heavy properly, even how to get ourselves off the ground. It's hard to explain, but we promise that it is good or you.
"I need a routine and someone to tell me exactly what to do." You're in luck. Your coach will follow a set plan for each session, with each session building things you've learned in previous sessions. If you show up and follow our directions, you'll see positive results.
"I need someone to hold me accountable, but not judge me for my performance." You'll find that others in your group will help you feel accountable, as much as the coach will. It's an interesting and effective dynamic of group training. No one will be critical of your performance. They'll all be too focused on their own activity to be concerned with yours. After each workout, you'll feel a little more comfortable in your group and most likely laugh together about how much that workout sucked. It's part of the process, really.
"I don't like to workout alone. What if my workout partner doesn't show up?" That's the one problem with the "buddy system" idea of working out. When your 'buddy' doesn't show, you most likely do a half-assed workout or just go home. We provide you with a "buddy group" along with a coach. You'll never be alone, as long as you show up.
"I don't know what to do at my gym. I am confused with all the machines and I don't know what those bars are for." Guess what? Almost everyone in a traditional gym feels that way. Many just do what they see others doing with no idea why. Our job is to teach you how to perform exercises properly and combine them in workouts that actually give you results. You'll be doing functional movements with just your bodyweight along with dumbbells, kettle bells and barbells. Don't let that scare you, you need weights to get you stronger. We'll teach you how to use them properly and effectively. You'll do things you never thought you could do.
"I'm still not sure I will like this." Fair enough. Maybe you won't like it. You'll have to work hard, but just hard enough to get results. You can't get fit just sitting on your butt reading all day. You need to get moving. Read on for a little more detail about what happens during the sessions.
Here is how our Executive Fitness Starter Program sessions run:
On day one, you'll start out by meeting the others in your group along with your coach. You'll briefly discuss your reason(s) for being there and learn that everyone is as nervous are you are. You are going to become good friends with these people over the coming weeks, you just don't realize that just yet.
Next, the coach will give you a quick tour of the building and get you familiar with the surroundings. You'll be the only group in your section of the gym along with your coach.
You'll hear a brief outline of what's to come in each of the next 18 sessions. You'll begin with a guided warmup. Then there is a skills session where you will learn the proper form and technique on several new exercises. Following that, you'll do a workout including a few movements that's you've just learned or from previous sessions. Every exercise in every workout can be scaled and modified to your level. Let's face it, most people who come to us have some limitations either due to a previous injury, lack of conditioning or range of motion. Our job is to give you workouts that you can complete, but just barely. That's how you get results. The workout in Session One is only 12 minutes long. You can do 12 minutes, trust us. Following the workout, you'll do a short group cool down. The cool down consists of simple stretching, light core exercises and other interesting movements to test and improve grip strength, core strength and additional conditioning. Our cool downs are like 'the icing on the cake' following the workout.
Each session will take a full hour. Your group will start exactly on time and finish on time. We will fill the hour with plenty of work, including plenty of rest periods. This is NOT one hour of crazy jumping around and non-stop sweating to the oldies. It's a calculated and refined curriculum of movements that has delivered proven results over the past 8 years.
We offer our 6-week Starter Program consisting of 18 one-hour group training sessions at $295 per person. If you are repeating the Starter Program, the cost is only $249. Please contact us for more details or to request a particular time slot that is not currently scheduled. Call 440-915-7856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Staci@crossfitcleveland.com. There is also a flyer available online, click on CrossFit Executive Fitness Starter Program Flyer
Group 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 7:00 AM, starting Tuesday May 3, 2016
Group 2: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 AM, starting Monday May 2, 2016
We also have this program available on a private training basis for one to six people. You can schedule your own group's sessions at times convenient for you. Please contact us for more details.
We now have a new Executive Fitness Intermediate classes for past participants of our Executive Starter Program and any past Unlimited or Punch Card member of the gym. These classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30am. You will have our own coach assigned to your group while you perform our member Workout of the Day in the Back Room at your own pace. Your coach will lead your group in the warmup, skill review, workout and cool down. This is a great transition to our regular membership group classes. The cost is $149 per month. Register below