About CrossFit

CrossFit officially entered the sports training industry in 2000. Created by Greg Glassman, the program is intended to improve an athlete’s execution across a spectrum of performance metrics rather than hone masterly of limited skills or abilities.

CrossFit Philosophy and Culture

CrossFit was developed to help athletes improve ten qualities of fitness:

  • Accuracy
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Endurance (cardiovascular/respiratory)
  • Flexibility
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Stamina
  • Strength

Workouts borrow exercises and movements from a wide range of athletic fields, including gymnastics, running (sprinting) and other high-intensity training programs. And, workouts are intended to produce results—measurable results—so that athletes can see quantified improvement in their performance over time.

CrossFit workouts are intended to be done in a class-setting to build community. Glassman found early on that participants liked the community feel and contributed to their peers’ motivation and success. CrossFit workouts are named (often for women) as a way to abbreviate explanation for the workout exercises.

About CrossFit at ICWA

ICWA is home to Albuquerque’s Big Barn CrossFit community (which happens to be in Yelp’s top 3 CrossFit gyms in Albuquerque)! We host WODs multiple times every day (except Sunday).

If you are new to CrossFit, you may notice that some gyms feel stand-offish or way too advanced for you. That’s not the case at ICWA. We always welcome newcomers, and our coaches are second-to-none when it comes to instructing you how to properly complete each movement and scale the workout up or down to accommodate your fitness needs. In fact, we have a CrossFit introduction program—6 individual sessions scheduled at your convenience—to ensure your safety and bolster your confidence as you transition to the full membership workouts.

Get started today! Contact us or schedule your initial assessment with a fitness coach online.

Start improving your overall sports performance with CrossFit at ICWA’s Big Barn CrossFit. Call 505.715.4364 today!