I’m super busy, how long do these workouts take?
A convenient characteristic of our training methods is incredible time efficiency. Our training sessions are scheduled for an hour to allow time for warming up, technique instruction, working out, skills practice, and cooling down. However, some of our clients are unusually pressed for time: in their cases, we are able to get them in and out within 25-30 minutes without sacrificing the quality or intensity of their training.
I’m embarrassed—I’m really out of shape. Will this type of training be too much for me?
No! One of the many great things about SiouxperFit is that every workout can be scaled or modified to suit any fitness level. What that means is that a new SiouxperFitter and a veteran SiouxperFitter can do the same workout, but the workout is scaled according to each athlete’s fitness level. We teach our athletes how to scale and modify workouts in all of our introductory programs and our coaches always provide modifications in our regular group classes. You do not need to get in shape before starting at SiouxperFit. That’s what we are here for.
I’m super fit already. Do I have to do the On Ramp Class or start with private coaching?
Have you been regularly squatting, dead lifting and pressing? How about snatching and cleaning dumbbells? Climbing ropes? We have established (high) movement standards that you must meet in order to gain entry to our ongoing group classes for your success and safety. If you are competent at performing basic gymnastics movements, the power and Olympic lifts, and are already fit, you may be a candidate for Testing Out. If this is the case you can discuss our Test Out option with a coach once you complete your Free Intro Class.
Won’t lifting weights make me big and bulky?
The short answer is no, lifting weights will not bulk you up. In fact, it will help you burn more calories and look better naked. If you are really worried about this, read this article.
What about cardio?
Surely because we never do any long sessions of running, SiouxperFitters can’t have any endurance or stamina. Wrong. The widely touted measure of aerobic stamina and endurance is VO2 max, the amount of oxygen that your body can consume during sustained aerobic exercise — medium intensity stuff like distance running or biking. There is a common misconception that long bouts of aerobic exercise are the only way to build stamina and endurance, but this simply isn’t true.
In the same way muscles must be taken beyond their limits and torn to stimulate growth, your ability to process oxygen must be pushed out of equilibrium in order to increase your capacity to process it. Running at some level below your aerobic threshold (i.e. less than 100% VO2 max) will do little if anything to increase this ability. To push it out of equilibrium and induce growth you have to workout at 200% or more of your aerobic ability. In metabolic terms, you need to work the high-intensity phosphagenic and glycolytic pathways in order to improve the medium-low intensity aerobic pathway.
Still want to learn more? Check out this article from the CrossFit Journal.
I don’t see crunches or “Ab Days” in your workouts, will SiouxperFit help strengthen my core?
Yes! While you will not see crunches or “Ab Days” at SiouxperFit, we know that a weak trunk and poorly stabilized spine is the single most significant limiting factor in all human movement and sports. To this end, our programming specifically addresses trunk or “core” strength. Want to learn more about SiouxperFit and “core” strength? Watch this video.