Greetings and Welcome to Monkey Junction CrossFit. We’re are excited to be partnering with Momentum Athletics in this incredible space! The combined resources of both organizations will provide a fitness experience unmatched in the region, so please take a moment to read what we’re all about.
We like to say that our goal is get get you ”as fit as you want to be!” We understand that not everyone’s goal is to go to the CrossFit Games, or even a local competition, though it can be. We value and respect the sport of fitness a great deal. But our baseline exercise prescription will bias toward effective and challenging programming that still preserves you for the long term. Specifically this means injury avoidance, but also we want you to be able to function with vigor outside the gym the same day as and the day after your workout. This runs counter to the trend we’ve seen emerge in the last few years, of beat yourself down so much that all you can do thereafter is recover enough to do it again, with physical activity minimized in between. This is putting the gym first and life second, and if this is happening it should be because YOU choose such, not because your gym steered you wrong.
How do we preserve the long term? Through safe, appropriate, fun programming.
While perhaps not apparent at first glance, the careful observer will see some differences in the way we do things. Certain movements, while great MEASURES of fitness, come with risk that, for our purposes, don’t equal the reward. Muscle-ups, Heavy Deadlifts, Max Effort Snatching are some examples. These are necessary for competition preparation, they are certainly valid and challenging tests of fitness, and as a staff we are equipped and capable of applying them on request (in fact we LOVE to do so!), but if the goal is to prepare for life and avoid injury, we’d likely bias away from them in favor of other, safer movements.
A by-product of that philosophy is recognizing that everyone comes to us with a different set of physical circumstances, abilities, and limitations. As an MJCF member, you are strongly encouraged to bring any physical issues to the attention of the coaches so that they can adjust YOUR workout such that it does YOU the most good. This is not a perk or an add-on or an extra. This is our job! Perhaps THE most important aspect of it.
Above and beyond CrossFit classes, you’ll find a lot of exercise choices on our schedule. A (mostly) Barbell Free BootCamp is a relentless 30 minutes of low weight/high-speed metabolic rev. Mobility sessions designed to unlock some of your stickiest bits, and in the near future, Kickboxing Conditioning returns, (for the days when wine and profanity just aren’t enough). Specialty programs like Yoga and Powerlifting are being explored as we speak. ALL of the above classes are included in your membership. We want very much to give you the broadest spectrum of fitness options possible.
Additionally, your membership comes with 24 Hour facility access. At signup you will receive a 4 digit code that can be used any time that suits your schedule. While we’d love to have you in class, sometimes life intrudes, and when it does, MJCF is still available for you to make up a missed workout or do your own thing.
Beyond the efficacy of the exercise program, we are equally concerned with creating a great atmosphere. We want you to WANT to come to the gym and, frankly, to hang out before and after your work is done. In that regard we are particularly fond of our Member’s Lounge complete with full sized refrigerator for your recovery shake, filtered water dispenser for your hydration needs, and coffee for everything else. Put your feet up and stay a while!
We’ve got 300 square feet of kid’s space with toys, beanbag chairs and padded walls. Although we can’t guarantee that the words out of our members’ mouth (or the mouth of Jay-Z) will always be kid friendly, we want you and your family to feel at home here.
In the event that you want to supplement your fitness with some specific training or have an individualized goal that’s beyond our scope, chances are that Momentum Athletics’ personal training services can assist you. TJ Meyer has an extensive background in fat loss, injury rehabilitation and corrective exercise.
We’re excited to be here and introduce you to what we do. We hope you’ll take a look and see if we’re right for you!