CROSSFIT AMANDLAWE GET PEOPLE FIT
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Ours is not the easy way: you won’t see a food pyramid, elliptical trainers, or televisions at CrossFit Amandla, because those things don’t help you. There are no mirrors, no dress codes, no smoothie bars, because those things won’t help you either. You need fewer distractions, not more.
Clients who come to CrossFit Amandla are coached. As a coaching organization, we don’t waste time, energy, or money on things that won’t help our clients; if something WILL help, we bring in the best. Less chrome, more knowledge. That’s what the relentless pursuit of excellence means.
That’s CrossFit Amandla.
WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
“CrossFit is a strength and conditioning programme built on constantly varied, if not randomised, functional movements executed at high intensity”
-CrossFit Founder Greg Glassman
WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
WHAT'S THE "WOD?"
WHAT HAPPENS IN A CROSSFIT GROUP CLASS?
WHAT MACHINES DO YOU HAVE AT YOUR GYM?
I DO P90X/INSANITY/GROUP TRAINING AT A GLOBO GYM. IS THIS THE SAME THING?
THE TRAINING SESSIONS LOOK TOO HARD. IS CROSSFIT JUST FOR ELITE ATHLETES?
CAN I DO CROSSFIT IF I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO WEIGHTLIFTING?
“CrossFit costs me the same as two coffees a day – for six private coaching sessions a week with my best friends”
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- UNLIMITED CROSSFIT GROUP CLASSES
- (12) CROSSFIT GROUP CLASSES
- (8) CROSSFIT GROUP CLASSES
- One session*
- One week*
- 10 session punch card*
- Punch card valid for 90 days after purchase
* Only for members with 6 months or more experience training at a CrossFit Affiliate
- (1) 60-minute session of private coaching
- (10) 60-minute sessions of private coaching
- (1) 30-minute session of private coaching
- (10) 30-minute sessions of private coaching
We have witnessed countless success stories and transformations throughout our journey. If your goal is to get strong and healthy while having fun, we can help you!
WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS
We are a community of coaches, box staff, clients, family, friends and business partners all mutually dedicated to the improvement of ourselves, others and the local community through health. Each time you walk through the door you will be challenged, you will be coached, you will be educated, you will be motivated and you will be a better version of yourself!
CrossFit Amandla coaches are dedicated and passionate learners. Education is constant so that up to date training and nutrition methodologies can be shared with the community. Whether you want to win the CrossFit Games or just be healthy and happy so that you can be a better parent, spouse or employee, our coaches can help you.
The team at CrossFit Amandla care! They are invested in you and will take pride in making your fitness fun and enjoyable while delivering the results of a world class strength and conditioning facility.
We look forward to supporting you!
CHRISTIAAN – OWNER/HEAD COACH
Certified CrossFit Trainer (CF-L3) (One of only 3 in New Zealand); Adaptive Athlete Certificate; Aerobic Capacity Certificate; Anatomy Certificate; Gymnastics Certificate; Kids Certificate; Mobility Certificate; Scaling Certificate; Spot The Flaw Certificate; Strongman Certificate
LUCY - COACH
EVGENY - COACH
ASYA - ADMIN
STAGE 1 – GET A PLAN
In your first visit we’ll talk about goals, get your body composition measured, and build a sustainable nutrition plan.
Then, you’ll have a second visit to review progress and make small (if necessary) changes to ensure the plan is working for you.
STAGE 2 – ACCOUNTABILITY
This is where most people struggle: maintaining good nutrition for life. In this stage, you’ll meet with your nutrition coach once per month to review goals, get remeasured (if necessary), and make small tweaks.
They will review your progress using nutrition logs, photos, and the way you feel.
The Accountability Stage is only available to Amandla clients.
WHAT SHOULD I EAT?
In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, nuts and seeds, little starch, and no sugar. That’s about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
CAVEMAN OR PALEO MODEL
Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man. Coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, obesity and psychological dysfunction have all been scientifically linked to a diet too high in refined or processed carbohydrate. Search “Google” for Paleolithic nutrition, or diet. The return is extensive, compelling, and fascinating. The Caveman model is perfectly consistent with the CrossFit prescription.
WHAT FOODS TO AVOID
Excessive consumption of high-glycemic carbohydrates is the primary culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. High glycemic carbohydrates are those that raise blood sugar too rapidly. They include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. Processing of carbohydrates greatly increases their glycemic index, a measure of their propensity to elevate blood sugar.
THE PROBLEM WITH HIGH-GLYCEMIC CARBS
The problem with high-glycemic carbohydrates is that they give an inordinate insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and a Pandora’s box of disease and disability. Research “hyperinsulinism” on the Internet. There’s a gold mine of information pertinent to your health available there. The CrossFit prescription is a low-glycemic diet and consequently severely blunts the insulin response.
CALORIC RESTRICTION AND LONGEVITY
Current research strongly supports the link between caloric restriction and an increased life expectancy. The incidence of cancers and heart disease sharply decline with a diet that is carefully limited in controlling caloric intake. “Caloric Restriction” is another fruitful area for Internet search. The CrossFit prescription is consistent with this research. The CrossFit prescription allows a reduced caloric intake and yet still provides ample nutrition for rigorous activity.