The bread and butter of the programming at Our Crew Fitness/CrossFit Boston, CrossFit is defined as constantly-varied, functional movement performed at a high intensity.
While group classes are a great way to work out in a community, nothing is more effective in getting you results than personal training. Regular members are given personal training sessions along with their monthly memberships. Additionally, all new members are required to go through personal training sessions to prepare them for the intensity of our classes.
F.I.T. Allston-Brighton is our newest service offered at Our Crew Fitness. FIT stands for FUN INTENSE TRAINING and FIT is designed as a high-intensity, circuit-style workout, focusing on lighter weights and more exercises. This hour-long workout is nonstop effort designed to give you a challenging, effective workout that will burn a ton of calories and get you in the best shape you’ve ever been in.
Not only will you burn up to 900 calories* in an hour—that’s right! Up to 900 calories in just one hour!—but you will have fun getting your butt kicked into shape with our unique brand of fitness! Work your entire body by running, weightlifting, core strengthening, plyometrics, and any other torture we think up! (*results may vary based on effort)
Okay, we’re not going to lie: You need to show up to FIT prepared to work hard. These workouts are tough. But they are also efficient—way more effective than yet another uninspired hour on the big box gym treadmill. Our workouts utilize the theory of high-intensity interval training (also called HIIT) to continually challenge your muscles and keep your heart rate up. Not only do you burn a ton of calories during the workout, but you will continue to burn more calories for hours after you have finished the workout. HIIT is effective—and it works! Just ask our members; the results are clear and consistent.
Our workouts in Allston, near Brighton and Brookline are 55 minutes of nonstop effort, giving you a full body workout every time. You can expect to burn close to 900 calories, making it the best workout anywhere for losing weight. You never know what you’re going to see in a FIT workout at F.I.T. Allston-Brighton in Allston near Cambridge.
If there is one thing you can expect with a FIT workout, it’s the unexpected. Every time you walk into the gym, there will be a different workout posted on the board. Read it and weep—or rejoice…whatever the case may be that day—and commiserate with your fellow athletes. Then get ready to work!
The workouts vary, but the format is fairly similar every time. We start off with a warmup. This is 10 or 15 minutes of movements to get the juices flowing: running, rowing, bicycling—generally punctuated by a series of squats, pushups, pullups, and the like. Once your body is warm, the workout begins. In earnest!
Next on the board: the fitness test. Two minutes’ worth. You know you want to know how many air squats you can do in that amount of time. Or box jumps. Or slam balls. Or pushups. Or kettlebell swings. Or wall balls. Or burpees. Or—well, you get the picture. This friendly competition against yourself keeps you aware of the progress you are making through the weeks. It’s a great way to gauge your improvement.
Plan to spend a bit of time on core after that. Then, next up is the main portion of the workout, which could be anything from tabatas to chippers to line drills to obstacle courses. The only thing not on our board? Boredom! Time will fly as you sweat and push yourself to work harder than you ever have in a workout. AMRAP’s, partner workouts, ladders—anything is fair game. You will never do the same workout two days in a row. It makes fitness in the Allston area a whole lot of fun!
If you are interested in trying out one of our classes, contact us.
The snatch and the clean and jerk. No two barbell movements come close to those two in testing your coordination, power, and grace. Weightlifting is an Olympic sport comprised of the snatch and clean and jerk.
The weightlifting program at Our Crew Fitness/CrossFit Boston trains members by emphasizing technique. Active participants are encouraged to test themselves in weightlifting competitions after training with us.
Combining stretching, joint mobilization, and concepts in physical therapy, our mobility program teaches athletes to move better through proper technique and anatomical knowledge.
One of the original sports in the modern Olympics, Rowing is a sport that demands superior technique. It requires individual discipline as well as teamwork. Athletes sit in a long narrow boat facing backwards and use either one or two oars to help propel the boat forwards.
Rowing requires total concentration to harness the power and precision needed to race. Competitive rowers usually race head to head on flat water over a distance of 2 kilometers or against the clock over 4 to 6 kilometers. The rowing stroke is a universal motor recruitment pattern and is performed in a wave of contraction from core to extremity.
It is one of several functional movements employed by CrossFit. Functional movements are compound movements that utilize multiple joints. They are natural, effective and efficient locomotors of body and external objects. No aspect of functional movements is more important than their capacity to move large loads over long distances, and to do so quickly (Glassman, 2010). In rowing that would be the capacity to move a boat over 2,000 meters as fast as possible, the goal of every competitive rower. Collectively, these three attributes, load, distance and speed, uniquely qualify functional movements for the production of power. ( Glassman, G. (2010, May 15). CrossFit level 1 training guide. The CrossFit Journal, 1-115. Retrieved fromhttp://journal.crossfit.com/2010/05/crossfit-level-1-training-guide.tpl)
Rowing Club at CrossFit Boston
The Rowing Club at Our Crew Fitness is for those that wish to improve their skill in the sport of rowing and for those looking for an alternative way to greatly improve their endurance. All that is required to be in the Our Crew Rowing Club is an open mind, a willingness to learn and work hard. Rowers at Our Crew Fitness are led by Coach Stephanie Weiner. Indoor rowing cycles are offered during the late fall seasons through winter. Participants are encouraged to sign up in the annual CRASH-B’s in February, not required, and test the fitness they worked hard for over the long winter months. Come spring time, we take the team on the water with the Community Rowing League and learn how to row for real on the water.
Individualized Coaching and Feedback
If you and your training partner are looking for feedback and instruction to improve your form or strategy when attacking Rowing WOD’s then get in touch with Coach Stepanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Crew Rowing Club will be offering Rowing Workshops throughout the year for those looking to increase their knowledge of the stroke, their efficiency, and their aerobic fitness. Keep an eye on the events page for the next available Rowing Workshop.
The idea was that while CrossFit is broad, general, and inclusive, it’s a fact that older athletes have different needs based on a number of things including pre-existing injuries (sports and non sports related), health issues, longer recovery times, decreased muscle and bone density, etc.
Older athletes need an environment that is a strength and conditioning program geared toward them, but that is also a learning environment. The learning aspect is that whether they were athletes earlier in their lives, or never participated in a sport, there is knowledge to be shared about our aging bodies and how to prolong our health and activity level so we can continue to be strong and healthy for years to come.