In a sentence, our mission is to provide coaches with the skills, experience, expertise, equipment, knowledge and dedication to our clients so that they may safely achieve their physical fitness goals no matter how big or small.
Second to that, it is our exclusive focus on coaching individuals to crisply and safely perform the full extent of CrossFit movements. Forms and function become synonymous to encourage high end competency with a high mind for safety.
But to elaborate, here at CrossFit Walnut Creek, our passion is human performance. We don’t find this to be a chore or a mandatory regimen that takes time out of our day – this is our playground and we have tons of room to play! We love to be here. We love to swing, climb, jump, row and lift heavy things for their own sake…because it makes us feel good. We also enjoy the benefit of added strength, speed, agility, coordination, flexibility, endurance, power, stamina, accuracy and balance. We have no greater desire than to ignite that fire under the feet of every person that walks in the door with the idea that they might want to energize themselves and take their youth back. This is a place where energy runs high, support runs deep and fun is our main objective. We want you to come back because you want to not because you are a slave to some resolution or feel that you have to.
Our methods are geared towards increasing sport performance across both traditional (i.e. football, baseball, basketball) and non-traditional (i.e. surfing, paintball) sports activities.
Our programming essentially utilizes CrossFit as a vehicle to deliver overall performance returns. We are also strong believers in gradual progression and developing positions and movement before speed, loading and complexity.
Our strength program is based on that of the 5-3-1 strength of Jim Wendler and is implemented across the foundational lifts of the Squat, Deadlift and Overhead Press. We also include days focusing on skill development (i.e. gymnastics, rowing, etc.), plyometrics and Olympic weight lifting.
One of the goals of CFWC is to deliver the basic precepts of strength and mobility to each member before moving on to an additional and/or more difficult step. Therefore, we do not encourage kipping until strict pull-ups are second nature, we do not teach overhead squatting until the air squat, back squat and front squat are solid and an overhead position can be obtained in the base…and so forth. While it is the nature of many to crave novelty and increase the breadth of skills at one’s disposal, we adhere to the simple concept of virtuosity as “the rush to originality and risk is the novice’s curse.”
We will never let up with our nitpicking of your form, but your numbers will improve and you will get stronger, faster and more competent. This is our only aim.