CrossFit Mt Olympus plays an integral part in the Mt Olympus School of Elite Fitness. Our CrossFit Certified coaches bring a variety of experience motivating everyone from elite soldiers and athletes to new moms.
Why We Do It
“We are practicing not weightlifting, but commitment. Commitment spawns success. Only by redoubling our efforts do we best succeed. Expecting success to motivate our efforts is the loser’s gambit.”
The bottom line is we do CrossFit because it works. We train here to make you better out there. Whatever your role in life, CrossFit Mt Olympus will make you better. We constantly challenge you, which leads to greater confidence and well-being which in turn make you a better at everything you do.
How We Do It
CrossFit develops elite fitness through four main principles:
- Functional fitness: We train for real-life situations and teach your muscles to work together. (Read WebMD’s recommendation for functional fitness.)
- High intensity: Our workouts are short and intense. Intensity is relative for everyone, but you will not be reading a magazine while walking on an elliptical machine at Mt Olympus. You will obtain better results.
- Constant variation: Every day we do a completely different, exciting workout.
- Supportive community: In addition to our world-class coaches, you will belong to a community of like-minded people striving for elite fitness because they want to be better people. We work harder and show up more often when other people rely on us. Fitter friends lead you to be fitter yourself!
What We Do
“Cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, flexibility, agility, accuracy, balance, and coordination: you’re as good as your weakest link.”~Greg Glassman
We provide the tools to obtain elite fitness in all 10 skills Coach Glassman described above. We do this through the following:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy.
- Practice and train major lifts: deadlift, squat, presses, clean & jerk, and snatch.
- Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds.
- Bike, run, swim, row, ski, hike, etc, hard and fast.
Keep workouts short and intense.
Regularly learn and play new sports. Try new things, even if you’re not good at them. Always expand your horizon.