Dowd Y CrossFit
Welcome to Dowd Y CrossFit. We offer high-level coaching and comprehensive programming with the most versatile amenities in the Charlotte metro area.
CrossFit is a training program structured around ten components of fitness: strength training, stamina, endurance, accuracy, power, agility, balance, speed, coordination and flexibility, all applied in a challenging Workout of the Day (WODs). CrossFit involves constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.
Constantly Varied: CrossFit programming strategically varies the workout stimulus so that you are always prepared for any and all physical tasks as well as never getting bored.
Functional Movement: Have you ever dropped something and had to pick it up off the floor? Sat down on the coach and had to stand up again? Put an item up on a high shelf? If you answered yes, you have performed deadlifts, squats, and shoulder presses. We train these movements because they are the functional movements life demands.
High Intensity: Whether your goal is to have more energy, look better, get stronger or sleep better, intensity is the best way to get there. Our focus is moving well with consistency and then ramping up the intensity. Intensity is relative meaning we help individualize each workout to you and within the limits of your own physical and psychological capacity.
All WODs can be modified and are appropriate for all fitness levels.
Beyond physics and fitness, CrossFit is unlike any other gym experience with our unique focus on building community.
- Whether your goal is losing weight or building muscle, you will see results quick with functional metabolic training
- Classes allow participants to work to their individual potential
- Programming is modifiable for every fitness level
CROSSFIT Class Preparation
- CROSSFIT is part of our Paid Group training Programs
- Participants must register prior to participating
- Membership to this Training Program includes an All-Access Pass to all Small Group Training Programs within the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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CrossFit is a training program structured around ten components of fitness: strength, stamina, endurance, accuracy, power, agility, balance, speed, coordination and flexibility applied to challenging Workouts of the Day (WODs). CrossFit involves constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All WODs can be modified and are appropriate for all fitness levels. CrossFit workouts are distinctive in their focus on maximizing neuroendocrine response, developing power and cross-training with multiple training modalities as well as constant training and practice with functional movements.
Open Gym is an opportunity for CrossFit members to perform skill work and independent programming in a supervised environment. This gym time is only available to current YMCA CrossFit members.
Functional Bodybuilding is the use of progressive resistance exercise to control and develop one’s muscles. This hypertrophy program, based on 8-week cycles, is designed to increase the size of your muscle fibers. This instructor-led class will help you reach your fitness goals both related to strength and physical appearance.
This is a one hour class that focuses primarily on instructing and improving technical execution and efficiency of the Snatch, Clean and Jerk, and related lifts. Athletes will go through a dynamic warm up and mobility sequence at the start of class to prep them for the movements and programming designed to improve explosiveness, power, and overall lifting abilities. This class is a perfect addition to an CrossFit program and is open to all fitness levels.
Stop Swimming in Circles! Swim WOD (workout of the Day) combines strength training and aerobic swimming. Join a WOD class nearby and benefit from the low impact and added resistance of the water.