What is Crossfit?

Challenge Yourself with Four Core CrossFit® at the Y!

Do you know CrossFit? CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that utilizes constantly varied, functional movements executed at a high intensity level. It’s a combination of aerobic exercise, interval training, weightlifting, calisthenics and other exercises that deliver a high-intensity workout. A CrossFit Box (specially designed workout space) was recently added to the Lussier Family West YMCA.

The CrossFit program is broad and inclusive by design, with universal scalability that makes it an effective fitness solution for any committed individual regardless of experience. So wherever you’re at physically, the program structure doesn’t change, but the load and intensity can be tailored to meet your needs.

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Getting Started with CrossFit

All new CrossFit clients must attend the On-Ramp introductory class, a series of 6, one-hour sessions, over a 2 week period. The purpose of the On-Ramp is to learn the fundamental movements. With and emphasis on skill development and exposure to the basic movements. On-Ramp provides mental and physical preparation along with exposure to exercise techniques, the facility, and the equipment. Workouts incorporate gymnastics, Olympic lifting, kettlebells, rowing and various other skills that are incorporated into exciting and challenging “workouts of the day” (WOD). It is important you are here for each session as these movements build on one another. There will be a workout at the end of each session which will get progressively more challenging as the course progresses.

On-ramp also teach the language of CrossFit, meaning all the acronyms, the benchmark workouts, and the significance of Hero WODs.

On-Ramp Facts

  • On-Ramp program runs every month.
  • Class limit is Max of 8 people.
  • Beginners must complete the ON-RAMP program before starting classes.
  • Required classes three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Any missed on Ramp session requires $30 makeup one-on-one session.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Introduction to technique and mechanics first, then intensity. Movements will begin as relatively non-technical and grow progressively more technical.
  • Each session includes: a warm up, skill instruction/review, WOD, stretching and cool-down.
  • The difficulty of the workouts is ultimately set by the member. The class is called “On-Ramp” for a reason … we want members to ramp-up to the intensity level and output of group classes.
  • Shifts in body composition are one of the most motivating ways to measure success. We highly encourage members to take “before” pictures at the beginning of the On-Ramp class.

Learn More

Find out more about the basic functional movements from What is Fitness in the CrossFit Journal. Get additional details on CrossFit at the Y via our helpful FAQ.







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YMCA Monthly
Membership Cost 
(Loyalty Rate)
Monthly Cost
Total Monthly
CrossFit/Membership Cost
Adult (19-59) $53 $75 $128 $20
(1-2 Adults with children)
$80 $115 $195 N/A