Repost: CF Foundations Course - From VF to CF

By:
Karen Southwick
May 1, 2022
Repost: CF Foundations Course - From VF to CF

With our next CrossFit Foundations Course on the calendar for the Aevitas Guilderland location, we thought now was a great time for a re-post! This week's blog post is all about our CrossFit Foundations Program, the method we use to bring our current ViTaFIT athletes into the world of CrossFit.

If you're currently a ViTaFIT athlete and are thinking about making the jump to CrossFit, this post is for you! Even if you're not in VF, or not interested at this moment in moving to CF, this post may provide you with some helpful insight into our goals and methodologies for each of these programs. So keep reading!

And of course if this post piques your interest in ViTaFIT, CrossFit, or anything else, get in touch with us!

Nuts & Bolts of the CrossFit Foundations Course:

The course includes 4 mandatory sessions with a coach to cover the CrossFit Foundations curriculum. Generally these will be held during the evening directly before or after a ViTaFIT class.

We will also include one make-up session if you cannot attend the regularly-scheduled sessions.  The make-up is generally the following weekend, directly following the weekend ViTaFIT class.

Cost of the program is $129

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The Beginning: ViTaFIT is a Program for ALL!

At Aevitas, our bread-and-butter is CrossFit programming. This is the method of group training we built this gym on, and more than six years in we are still committed to the constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity that CrossFit training is all about.

If you’re a new athlete starting at Aevitas, your first workouts with us will be in a ViTaFIT class. ViTaFIT is a program that can be implemented in 45 minutes (compared to the traditional hour-long CrossFit class), and is action-packed with many exciting (and functional!) movements. The workouts, like CrossFit, are universally scaleable to any fitness level and background. The movements are somewhat simple in nature and involve body weight, dumbells, kettlebells, torpedos, resistance bands, boxes, cardio machines, gymnastics rings, and pull-up bars. Like CrossFit, every day is different and exciting, so you will never get bored. Also like CrossFit, the intent is to add (or subtract) intensity to match your own capability and goals. And finally, just like our CrossFit program, there is a coach with you every step of the way, ensuring you are performing the movements with correct technique and intensity so that you get the most out of every single workout.

ViTaFIT classes are simple, but definitely cannot be described as easy. Just ask any of our ViTaFIT or CrossFit athletes who have been through a grueling 45-minute ViTaFIT session!

Our intent with the ViTaFIT program is to create a workout regimen that you can follow indefinitely, just like CrossFit. Since the movements (and repetitions) can be scaled up or down to meet your needs, you’ll never have a workout that’s not specifically programmed for you. However, at some point, you may want to take your increased work capacity gained through the ViTaFIT program and try your hand at our bread-and-butter CrossFit program. If that is you, keep reading to learn how to make the leap!

Transitioning from ViTaFIT to CrossFit

First of all, the question that we get a lot: Does everyone have to transition from ViTaFIT to CrossFit? And the answer is absolutely NOT. The ViTaFIT program is created to be a stand-alone regimen, and the intensity can be scaled to allow even the most seasoned athletes to gain a higher level of fitness. However, in some cases athletes decide that they want to try out the “deep end” of our CrossFit program - and that’s great too!

If you are in our ViTaFIT program and are thinking about giving CrossFit a try, let a coach know! There is some work that needs to be done to close the gap between the ViTaFIT movements and CrossFit movements, which is where the CrossFit OnRamp course comes in. But before we get to the mechanics of the course, let’s first look at what your reasons/thoughts might be that lead you to wanting to give CrossFit a try.

How to know if you’re ready to transition

Use the questions below to discover if you’re “ready” for CrossFit (hint: CrossFit is infinitely scale-able as well, so everyone is “ready”), and if the OnRamp course is right for you

Steps to take

If you’ve determined through the questions above that you are in fact ready for the next step towards CrossFit, let’s get you started on that path!

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Nuts & Bolts of the ViTaFIT Foundations Program

The OnRamp program includes 4 mandatory sessions with a coach. Generally these will be held during the evening directly before or after a ViTaFIT class.

We will also host a make-up session, as needed in case you miss any of the main sessions. This weekend session will generally be held directly after the weekend morning ViTaFIT class.

Cost of the program is $129 for the 4 sessions (including any make-up sessions as needed)

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