While the idea of CrossFit is constantly varied, functional fitness, the 12 Labours class programming follows a little more structure to help you reach your goals.
The basic concept is that we follow a yearly cycle broken down in to four main parts. Half of this time is considered the "off season" where we have strategic goals during each time period.
- Part 1: September to December - This is our strength and skill portion of the year.
- Part 2: January to April - This is the Open prep cycle, getting those lungs ready for the burners that Castro throws at us.
- Part 3: May to July - This is considered our Season for the year, starts with the Open and continues through the CrossFit Games.
- Part 4: August - This is our testing phase, testing our year of training, and developing new benchmarks for the year to come.
The question that typically arises is, "What if I am not a CrossFit Games Athlete or even do the Open?"
And our answer is simple, we treat every single member like an athlete. It gives us all a season to train for which is invaluable to many athletes, even the ones just looking for fitness.
There is a tendency to get lost in a vicious cycle of training where there seems to be no end in sight…or more commonly the question of"What are you training for?" comes into your head. This is a tough place to be, a place with no goals, and no vision of where you want to go. Our goal with the programming structure is not only to give you a roadmap, but to also help you see your improvements along the way.