CrossFit Factotum is about building stronger, faster, more capable individuals by using a variety of functional movements… movements that you are already accomplishing in your day to day life. We are a small intimate gym that takes the time to get to know each and everyone of our members inside and how we can best accommodate your goals.
We are veteran owned and we take pride in serving our civilian, active duty, and retired community.
We are a down and dirty get it done CrossFit and we are here to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.
What Is CrossFit
The CrossFit prescription is performing “functional movements that are constantly varied at high intensity.” CrossFit is a core, strength, and conditioning program. The CrossFit program is designed to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains.
They are as follows:
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility
Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, Accuracy
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individuals competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. This fitness is demanded of military and police personnel, firefighters, and many sports requiring total or complete physical prowess. CrossFit has proven effective in these arenas.
The CrossFit Factotum programming is meant to be scaled and suitable for all ages and physical conditions. Anybody that has a body can be an athlete at CrossFit Factotum. The philosophy behind CrossFit training is an all inclusive lifestyle change. Our program is distinctive, if not unique, in its focus on maximizing neuroendocrine response, developing power, cross-training with multiple training modalities, constant training and practice with functional movements, and the development of successful diet strategies.
CrossFit Factotum is offering the client a chance to expose themselves to the training methods and philosophies that have been adopted by numerous major universities and professional athletic training facilities.
Who is CrossFit Good For?
Everyone, to be honest. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. Parents, college students, adults, teenages, youth, many professional, and elite athletes are all participating in the CrossFit program. Prize-fighters, cyclists, surfers, skiers, tennis players, triathletes, and others competing at the highest levels are using the CrossFit approach to advance their core strength and conditioning, but thats not all. CrossFit has tested its methods on the sedentary, the youth, overweight, and the elderly and found that these special populations met the same success as our stable of athletes. We call this bracketing or scaling. If our program works for Olympic skiers, the overweight, and sedentary homemakers, then it will work for you
Commercial Gyms vs. The CrossFit Method
In gyms and health clubs throughout the world the typical workout consists of isolation movements and extended aerobic sessions. The fitness community from trainers to the magazines has the exercising public believing that lateral raises, curls, leg extensions, sit-ups and the like combined with 20-40 minute stints on the stationary bike or treadmill are going to lead to some kind of great fitness. Not to mention the fact that when you walk in any commercial gym the first sight to be seen is the sea of machines that come with no directions. Learning how to use them, when to use them, in what order, at what intensity can be a mystery and quite overwhelming to even the best fitness enthusiast.
At CrossFit Factotum, we work exclusively with compound movements and shorter high intensity cardiovascular sessions. We’ve replaced the lateral raise with push-press, the curl with pull-ups, and the leg extension with squats. For every long distance effort our athletes will do five or six at a shorter distance. Why? Because compound or functional movements and high intensity or anaerobic cardio is radically more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result. Startlingly, this is not a matter of opinion but solid irrefutable scientific fact and yet the marginally effective old ways persist and are nearly universal. Our approach is consistent with what is practiced in elite training programs associated with major university athletic teams and professional sports. CrossFit endeavors to bring state-of-the-art coaching techniques to the general public and athletes who havent access to current technologies, research, and coaching methods.
CrossFit is based on a team/group workout environment. Very different from the commercial gyms; there are very few open gym times and almost no traditional machines. The complete program is based around maintaining a low client to coach ratio and one of the most important characteristics is the fitness programming. Each member chooses a time that he/she can attend a scheduled class. All participants in that class warm-up together, work on skills together and perform the workout of the day. As a team, as a family, as a unit, they start and end the workout together. Pushing, encouraging, and helping each other along the way; similar to that of a professional sports team or military unit.
Meaning Behind Our Name “Factotum”
FACTOTUM 1560s, Medieval Latin Factotum, “do everything” From fac, imperative of facere “do” + totum “all — “Jack of All Trades” / “Master Of Everything”
We believe that an individual is the master of their health/fitness and by doing CrossFit you are able to train your body in various constantly changing movements to maximize your health/fitness. CrossFit will make you a “Jack of All Trades” in your fitness life always keeping you moving and motivated
CrossFit Factotum’s mission:
We believe fitness is for everyone.
Do you want to have more energy, confidence, and be healthier?
Then there should be no excuse for you to get what you want.
Our team of professional trainers are here to provide our clients with the best results-based in training and nutrition. We are here to dish out a heavy dose of encouragement, accountability, creativity, and fun.
Our goal is to provide excellent coaching by constantly learning, practicing and implementing new cutting edge ideas and methodologies to bring you the best possible experience.
We provide excellent training by combining modern strength and conditioning principles and methodologies with tested functional movements and exercises.
Our goal is to know our client inside the gym, as well as outside, to be vested in their success, their training needs, and their progress.
Our goal is to provide a safe place to workout and train with no judgement.