What is CrossFit and What is Unicus?
CrossFit Unicus is much more than a gym to workout in. CrossFit Unicus is a community of like minded individuals that want to live their lives to a higher standard. Our coaching, training, and methodology is centered around CrossFit, which is performing constantly varied functional movements at high intensity.
Constantly varying workouts is important for many reasons. We strive to prepare people to be better at life whether that be helping a friend move, playing with your kids, or shoveling snow. Life can be unpredictable and preparing for the unknown is a part of survival so constantly varying workouts is at the center of thriving in life. Functional movements can be defined as multi-joint movements that require utilizing more than one body part to achieve a task. No one lifts a heavy box from the ground to a shelf with just their biceps nor does anyone move a couch with just their hamstrings so we center our training around performing functional movements that prepare us for whatever life throws at us. High intensity can be a tricky term to define as it is all relative to each individual workout. There are workouts that intensity is defined by how quickly you can complete the workout while others are defined by how much weight you can lift. All workouts are infinitely scalable to suit any possible fitness level. Every athlete will perform the same workout; however, the degree at which the workout is performed will vary depending upon the athlete. CrossFit takes the measurables off of the scale and mirror where most people get discouraged to times and weights. As athletes continue to improve their times and weights lifted, the improvement on the scale and mirror will be unavoidably noticed.
Our community at CrossFit Unicus is what sets us apart as we perform all workouts in a group setting where encouraging each other as much as possible is the norm. In the CrossFit community it is said that the person who finishes last gets the loudest cheers. Our community is a family where we are all there to help make each person better at not only fitness, but life. Athletes are held accountable by one another and pushed farther than they ever would with headphones in trying to do this on their own. The camaraderie present in our gym is similar to that of a sports team or a workplace as everyone encourages, empowers, and believes in one another. We hang out with each other outside of the gym and help one another out when in need. This is a family.
Unicus means uncommon in Latin and this is the basis of our philosophy as a community. We strive to push our athletes to live their lives uncommonly. Every person has the ability to be uncommon, meaning living with passion and purpose. It is easy to settle for mediocrity in life as it takes little effort and no risk. We as a community strive for a higher level of purpose that in return makes us better as athletes, but more importantly as people.
The Unicus Creed…
I will conquer every day as it is my last
I will listen and trust my coaches
I will put my ego aside to be a better athlete.
I will worry as much about the person next to me as I do myself.
I will dream big and set goals to achieve them.
I will treat every day and workout as an opportunity to better myself.
I will dig deep and keep moving.
I will strive to the best athlete and person I can be.
I will NEVER settle for mediocrity.
I will help build our community into a family.
I will NEVER say “I can’t”
I will cheer everyone on until everyone is done with the workout.