What distinguishes us from many CrossFit affiliates today is our fundamentals program. In other words, you will work with a personal coach, as opposed to just throwing you into Group Exercise classes . Yes, we have group classes for our experienced members – members whose baseline fitness and technical skills are sound – but more importantly you will develop a relationship with a personal coach who will constantly work with you to help you reach your fitness goals. Read more about the benefits of having a personal coach here.
We have spent 6 years learning about what works and what doesn’t work in terms of getting people fit, and perhaps more importantly, we have learned what works in order to keep people motivated and injury-free so they can stay fit for life.
Through the Madlab Business Group, we have collected and analyzed data from more than 100 affiliates, as well as from other strength and conditioning and business experts, to discover universal best fitness practices.
Here’s what we know today:
We believe what Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, articulated in the CrossFit Journal article ‘What is Fitness’. He suggested that in order to gain fitness – be it fitness for life or as an elite athlete – you need to do constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity.
And nobody said mastering functional movements was easy. So while intensity is important, it’s more important to develop mechanics and consistency first. Read more about the kind of movements that get you fit here. Read more about mobility, and injury prevention here. Read more about the 10 general physical skills here. Read more about nutrition here.
Glassman’s concept of fitness, combined with what we have learned through trial and error over the years, tells us that people learn most effectively the higher the coach to student ratio . Ideally, most effective learning happens in a one-on-one, or at the very least, a two-on-one environment.
We’ve also learned that higher coach to student ratios improve longevity and long-term movement patterns, as well as reduce injuries, and help to foster a healthy social community.
Training in a one-on-one or two-on-one environment also means that when it comes time for you to graduate to group classes with other experienced members, you will know your body, you will know how to scale your movements, and you will feel safe and comfortable attending class.
In short, CrossFit Maui/Kihei will help you get fit and stay fit, for life.