CrossFit E3 Believes in…
At our box, our standards will always match those of the CF Games. We accept nothing less from our athletes, and our trainers have no problem calling “no reps” on athletes who perform sub-par movements. No athlete will ever receive an RX next to their name without earning it. Having stated this, we do not allow our athletes to “RX at all costs.” If any member is executing improper or unsafe movements, our coaches will assist them in decreasing weight or modifying a movement.
E3 is all about family. We include our children whenever possible, and we encourage you to get your family involved in E3 as well. For those children not old enough to CrossFit, we offer childcare during our 9:30am classes M-F. We love nothing more than seeing parents and children working out alongside one another. In addition, we strive to treat our members as family. The community feel at E3 is immesurable and we take pride in knowing that all of our members consider E3 their “second home” and will always find a “family member” there waiting to WOD with them on any given day.
CrossFit was not originally intended for you. It was created for our nation’s first-responders including Emergency Medical Technicians, Police Officers, Firefighters and our soldiers. We require that you perform with integrity, in order to honor those for whom this program was originally itended. We expect all of our athletes to count every rep and score to themselves honestly. As Lisbeth Darsh, CFHQ writer stated: “There is no honor in cheating. What joy can there be in a victory I did not earn?”
At E3, we use words like “strong”, “lean” and “fit”. We do not use words like “skinny”, “cardio” and “on a diet.” Please throw out your scale; it is true that muscle weighs more than fat. Our goal is to promote strength and fitness and to create “go” muscles vs. “show” muscles. We want you to care more about what you are capable of rather than what you look like in a bikini. We support the Zone lifestyle created by Dr. Barry Sears, as well as the Paleo lifestyle. We do not support “meal replacement shakes,” weight loss pills or gimmicks. CrossFit is a lifestyle – not a “quick-fix.” We believe that food is our medicine, and medicine is our food and that one can achieve elite fitness by working hard at the box and eating real food.
We are not a “watered-down” version of CrossFit. We strive to stay as true to the original CrossFit as possible. Our standards, our programming, our class structure and our scoring is as authentic as we can get. At E3, we warm up as a team, stretch as a team, and WOD as a team. We stay until every athlete has finished the WOD and then stretch again as a team. We only program functional exercises, lifts and movements at our box. The movements you will do at E3 will mimic those you perform outside of the box.