You walk by and see that gargantuan sign.
You scroll your newsfeed and notice that photo.
You listen to friends talk and hear those words.
You peek through those glass windows and see those movements.
It sounds foreign but is enticing enough to draw you near, be curious, and learn more. In most cases, it brings out what was always in you. It transforms you into an elite athlete, once too coy to reveal itself.
What is CrossFit?
“Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.” (crossfit.com)
CrossFit Pintados is the first and only CrossFit affiliate, as of this writing, in Cebu. Its owners/head coaches, Jayson and Mitzi Santayana, are also certified CrossFit Level 1 coaches. At Pintados, you come in for an hour’s worth of class that consists of the warm-up, skill practice, and the high-intensity workout which usually lasts 4 to 15 minutes. You learn the movements and their standards, the paleo diet (the diet which most, if not all, crossfitters follow), and of course, the infamous, olympic lifts.
But don’t worry, what makes CrossFit awesome is its scalability. Meaning, it depends on the fitness level of the person. If you can’t do strict push-ups, then you do it on your knees. If you can’t do pull-ups, then you do it with bands. CrossFit Pintados likes to highlight the fact that functional fitness is for everyone.
One beautiful thing at Pintados, aside from excellent coaches, top of the line equipment, and location, is the community. When you enter the box, you meet and befriend people from all walks of life. You do the workouts together, push and encourage each other within and without the workout. At the end of the day, you realize that you belong to a family that supports you at every stage of progression.
If that’s not enough, in one statement I’ll tell you why CrossFit is perfect for you:
“The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.” –Greg Glassman, Founder
Location: Unit 2 cabanas bldg. Juana Osmena St. 6000 Cebu City
Contact: 0917 571 5441