At CrossFit Empower we are committed to helping you reach your health and fitness goals. CrossFit is a results based fitness program adaptable to all ages and ability levels. You can do it! At CrossFit Empower our mean membership age is 45 with members ranging in age from 10 to 85. Our community is comprised of couples and families pursuing fitness together. Don’t be surprised to find three generations of family working out together!
Getting Started: Safety-Efficacy-Efficiency
At Empower we are committed to your athletic success. To this end we prioritize mastering correct movement mechanics before adding speed and load. Our 1-on-1 and small group Beginner programs follow a carefully crafted progression from basic through more complex movements designed to help you develop confidence and competence before advancing into the larger CrossFit group classes. If you are new to CrossFit our beginner classes will reduce your risk of injury and help you build the foundation you need for long term progress.
Strength loss is the number one factor putting our elderly in nursing homes. Athletes enjoy protection from the ravages of age and disease unavailable to non-athletes. An 80-year old athlete is stronger than a 25-year old non-athlete and enjoys greater bone density, immune system function, less coronary heart disease, reduced cancer risk, fewer strokes and less depression.Your needs and those of an Olympian differ by degree, not kind. General physical preparedness is as important to the elite athlete as it is to your Grandmother.
CrossFit workouts, like art, are remarkable in composition, symmetry, balance, theme and character. The choreography of exertion draws from our knowledge of physiological response and the limits of human performance. CrossFit Empower is the only Vancouver CrossFit gym that exclusively follows the official CrossFit programming.
World Class Fitness in 100 Words:
Eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Eat enough to support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train the major lifts: deadlift, squat, presses, clean and jerk and snatch. Master basic gymnastics: pull ups, dips, rope climbs, push ups, sit ups, handstands, holds. Bike, run, row, swim hard and fast. Five to six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as possible. Routine is the enemy. Regularly learn and play new sports.
We are proud of our reputation as the top quality gym on Vancouver’s West Side providing our members the brightest gym facility, the best training equipment, the highest safety standards, the best coach to athlete ratio, the most class time selections and the most comprehensive beginner training program.