The CrossFit Alpha Pack now has a new home. It will be officially unveiled during an open house on August 6, though classes have already begun. The open house will last from 6 to 8 pm.
Their new facility, affectionately nicknamed “The Den,” is located by the back parking lot of the SOMC LIFE Center. The building gives CrossFit members a dedicated space in which to complete their high-intensity workouts.
“It’s a rugged style of workout,” Brad Zieber, SOMC Supervisor of PEC, Personal Training and Special Projects said. “A garage-type workout.”
CrossFit focuses on 9 foundational movements, which are covered during Foundation Classes. These movements are: Air Squats, Front Squats, Overhead Squats, Shoulder Press, Push Press, Med Ball Clean, Push Jerk, Deadlift, Sumo Deadlift and High Pull. Although they can be intense, the exercises can be adjusted to match individuals of all fitness levels.
“We have routines designed to test even top athletes, but they can all be scaled back,” Personal Trainer Lucas Wright said. “Our goal is to improve your quality of life, no matter what your fitness level may be.”
Wright suggested that anyone interested in taking up CrossFit give the exercise three tries before deciding if they like it. For the rest of July, doing that will be even easier as participation is free of charge. The Open House workouts on August 6th are also free.
CrossFit memberships cost $30 for the remainder of this year and come with a red Alpha Pack t-shirt, as well as an Alpha Pack drawstring bag and key tag. For more information, call 740-356-7650 or email CrossFitAP@somc.org. Additional details can also be found at www.CrossFitAlphaPack.com. You can also “like” the CrossFit Alpha Pack on Facebook to stay tuned to the workouts and activities going on in The Den.