CrossFit Lower Town started in Old Village, just around the corner from Downtown Plymouth, Michigan and eventually expanded to the heart of Downtown Plymouth, in the historical Saxton’s building. We recently moved to a larger facility in an industrial park off the Ann Arbor Rd. corridor in Plymouth a short distance from our last building.
We coach members in CrossFit methodology to better their sports, jobs, and LIVES. By definition, CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. Our focus concentrates on everything from running, rowing, kettlebells, and Olympic Weight Lifting, to body-weight movements, and the list goes on. We provide a constantly varied program which helps the body progress along with keeping workouts exciting. Our programming always has an underlying goal and expectation. Expectations vary from getting stronger to increasing endurance. At CrossFit Lower Town, we have members ranging from soccer moms, students, professional athletes, and grandparents. All share one common goal…. to be HEALTHY. Every workout is infinitely scalable. We can adjust the daily workouts to meet the current level of any individual.
CrossFit Lower Town is more than a place to exercise. It’s a community; a place where members become more than familiar faces. It’s a place where members become friends outside the gym walls. A network of friends and helping hands becomes the everyday norm. It’s a place where people don’t feel vulnerable while trying something new because they will be encouraged by everyone regardless. At CrossFit Lower Town, the last person to finish gets the most cheers!
This philosophy that CrossFit Founder, Greg Glassman, began teaching has been shown to be effective in prescription, however we have seen it work best in a one on one environment. The functional movements that Glassman refers to are effective, challenging, and complex. For this reason we require our athletes to show both mechanics and consistency in our movements prior to adding intensity. These movements are taught best with a watchful eye and the skillset of a great coach. By putting you into a group class without personalized coaching both makes you uncomfortable but more importantly puts you at high risk of injury.
We have learned over the years that a higher coach to athlete ratio provides a better learning experience but also a safer environment. It allows the athletes to learn better movement patterns and as a byproduct yields a healthier community of people.
At CrossFit Lower Town you will start out in a safe one on one environment with your coach who will know you personally and guide you each step along the way. Once you are able to show mechanics and consistency at a high level of intensity we will move you in to group classes.
All of this to say, we want you to be the healthiest you have ever been …..for life!